Floyd Mayweather’s first retirement from boxing came after his knockout win against Ricky Hatton in December 2007, when Floyd famously nailed Hatton with a picture perfect check hook. There weren’t many boxing people who believed the retirement was permanent, but it was an official retirement nonetheless. Mayweather would ultimately return to the ring in 2009, and would go on to have 10 fights. He won all 10 of them. How good were these wins, and how did they impact his legacy?
His first comeback fight in 2009 was against Juan Manuel Marquez, where Floyd won via lopsided decision. After that he would fight again in 2010 against Sugar Shane Mosley, when Floyd won another lopsided decision. Next year in 2011 he knocked out Victor Ortiz, and then in 2012 he won another lopsided decision, this time against Miguel Cotto.
After the Cotto fight, Floyd left HBO and signed a 6 fight deal with Showtime. He then began fighting twice a year. He defeated Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in 2013. And in 2014 he scored two victories against Marcos Maidana. In 2015 he would finally face long time out of the ring rival, Manny Pacquiao, before facing Andre Berto later that year to cap off his career. Once again Floyd retired from the sport of boxing.
In the grand scheme of things, how did Floyd perform during his “2nd” boxing career? Were these good victories against relevant opponents? Was this enough to help further enhance his legacy, and if so, how much? What did these 10 wins mean for Floyd Mayweather Jr?
This edition of Rummy’s Corner provides a brief recap of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s final 10 fights as a professional, all of which took place between 2009 and 2015 – in between Floyd Mayweather’s first and second retirements from boxing. Please watch and enjoy the video!