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Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Justin Juuko

Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Justin Juuko

Date: 22nd May 1999

Venue: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Title: WBC World Super-featherweight Title

Promoter: Top Rank

Tv: HBO Sports

Floyd Mayweather Jr
( 20 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 130 lbs

Justin Juuko
( 33 - 2 - 1 )
Weight: 130 lbs

On Saturday, May 22, 1999, the WBC World Super-featherweight Title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Justin Juuko took place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather, an up-and-coming boxing sensation at the time, was defending his WBC Super-featherweight title against the experienced Ugandan challenger, Juuko.

Mayweather Jr., known for his quick reflexes and exceptional defensive skills, entered the fight with an undefeated record of 20 wins, 0 losses, and 14 knockouts. Juuko, on the other hand, came into the bout with a respectable record of 33 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw, with 24 of those victories coming by way of knockout.

The fight began with both boxers demonstrating their skill and agility in the ring. Mayweather's speed and accuracy were on full display, as he effectively dodged Juuko's punches and countered with precision. Juuko, despite his experience, struggled to find a rhythm against Mayweather's elusive style.

As the fight progressed, Mayweather's dominance became increasingly apparent. He consistently outmanoeuvred and outboxed Juuko, landing clean shots while avoiding the majority of Juuko's attempts to retaliate. This tactical display of skill and strategy continued throughout the early rounds of the fight, with Mayweather firmly in control.

In the ninth round, Mayweather's mastery culminated in a decisive victory. He landed a powerful right hand that sent Juuko crashing to the canvas. Referee Mitch Halpern promptly stepped in and stopped the contest, awarding Mayweather a technical knockout (TKO) victory at 1:20 of the ninth round.

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