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Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Genaro Hernandez

Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Genaro Hernandez

Date: 3rd October 1998

Venue: Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada

Title: WBC World Super-featherweight Title

Promoter: Top Rank

Tv: HBO Sports

Floyd Mayweather Jr
( 17 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 130 lbs

Genaro Hernandez
( 38 - 1 - 1 )
Weight: 130 lbs


On Saturday, October 3, 1998, Floyd Mayweather Jr. faced Genaro Hernandez in a highly anticipated WBC World Super-featherweight Title fight. The bout took place at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Floyd Mayweather Jr, born in 1977 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was already making a name for himself in the boxing world with his speed, power, and technical prowess. At the time of the fight, Mayweather was considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of his generation. Genaro Hernandez, a seasoned fighter, was the reigning WBC Super-featherweight champion and aimed to defend his title against the rising star.

The fight began with both boxers displaying their respective skills in the ring. Mayweather, known for his quickness and agility, managed to land precise and powerful punches on Hernandez, who struggled to keep up with Mayweather's speed. As the rounds progressed, it became evident that Mayweather's superior boxing abilities were taking a toll on the defending champion.

Despite Hernandez's efforts to maintain his footing in the fight, Mayweather continued to dominate, showcasing his exceptional skills and tactical expertise. As the bout entered the eighth round, Hernandez's corner decided that their fighter could no longer withstand Mayweather's relentless onslaught and threw in the towel, signalling the end of the contest.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was declared the winner by technical knockout (TKO) in the eighth round. This victory secured Mayweather the WBC World Super-featherweight Title, solidifying his status as one of the top fighters in the division. The win also marked a significant milestone in Mayweather's illustrious career, as he continued to climb the ranks and achieve greater success in the boxing world.


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