Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s record to date is 47-0-0, with 26 K.O.s, and in 2014, he earned more than $100 million for just two bouts. Ahead of his matchup with Manny Pacquiao, reports predict he will earn upwards of $180 million for the Fight of the Century. No wonder, then, that his nickname is “Money.” But “Rocket” would also be apt: His punches clock in at nearly 30 mph, which is about three times the speed of a rattlesnake strike.
Here are five of his best knock-outs over the course of his career.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Edgar Ayala
Floyd makes light work of Edgar Ayala in the 2nd round of his 4 round fight, proving that he has one-punch power.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vs Bobby Giepert
Ouch! Bobby Giepert never stood a chance in this fight as he gets taken down in the first round against Mayweather, and in quite some fashion.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Ricky Hatton
The two unbeaten boxers put their records on the line in 2007, Mayweather came out on top with a TKO (“technical knockout”) in the 10th.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Justin Juuko
Juuko takes Mayweather to the 9th round of his third Super Featherweight Title defence fight. “Money” had what it takes to get the deal done.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Phillip N’dou
Mayweather dominates N’dou in this 2003 match, finally winning by a TKO in the 7th round.