With regards to the one factor most struggle followers are in settlement over a few sure Floyd “Cash” Mayweather, it’s the agreed upon proven fact that Floyd placed on his career-finest efficiency when he confronted Diego Corales.
The conflict of unbeaten 130 pounders happened on at the present time 22 years in the past, and Mayweather, who was in fact nonetheless calling himself “Fairly Boy” on the time, fairly actually made mincemeat out of an excellent, you could possibly argue nice, fighter.
Mayweather – his oft-bad arms not bothering him so far as hurting him and forcing him to guard his mitts – was on hearth in Las Vegas. “Chico” was a powerful 33-0, to Mayweather’s 24-0, and Diego was coming off an enormous stoppage win over Angel Manfredy. Additionally, Corales was freakishly tall for the load (his attain, nonetheless, was shorter than Mayweather’s).
Some consultants and good all-round judges felt 23 12 months previous Mayweather was getting into the ring with the person destined to check him like no different fighter. As an alternative we obtained a totally one-sided struggle. A beatdown. A masterclass. Mayweather’s best hour.
5 instances Mayweather despatched Corales, additionally aged 23, to the canvas. 5 instances Corales obtained again up. Mayweather was pinpoint correct together with his pictures, his slick defensive strikes have been one thing to behold, and Floyd’s vicious intent was evident in a manner it had not been in another struggle (or could be seen in any future struggle). This model of Floyd Mayweather was no safety-first fighter who was content material to cruise to a call victory. This model of Mayweather wished blood and he obtained it.
Ultimately, having did not win a single spherical, a still-game “Chico” was pulled out by his nook within the tenth spherical. Corales wished to hold on, however he had no probability in hell of beating Mayweather on this night time. Possibly no 130 pounder in historical past would have crushed this model of Mayweather.
It was a particular efficiency; the type the nice ones can look again on and smile over with real satisfaction when their profession is over. Mayweather has his critics, sure, however there was and is nothing to criticise about his efficiency of January twentieth, 2001.