Flody Mayweather improved to 49-0, matching Rocky Marciano's record, with a victory over Andre Berto in Las Vegas last September. Berto is a capable fighter who has lost three times to opponents far less accomplished than Mayweather. Floyd has stated that this will be his final fight, but I would not bet on it. He is too good a boxer not to continue fighting for many years to come.
Mayweather is very talented but he is no great boxer. He uses his skills and experience to outbox his opponents, avoiding the most serious punches until near the end of the bout when he can finish them off with a single punch. This strategy has worked for him so far but it cannot continue forever. When his career is over, we will see how many scars he has from his many fights.
Marciano was one of the best boxers in history. He won the title in just four months by defeating Max Schmeling in an epic match. After losing the title to Ezzard Charles, he regained it from Charles in another exciting match. In his next fight he lost to Sonny Liston who knocked him out in the first round. Although he recovered well, he never fought again because he was already past his prime at 30 years old.
Mayweather is only 26 years old and has many years left to improve himself as a boxer. But given his age and his history, I don't think we will see another Rocky Marciano any time soon.
Mayweather's unblemished record now stands at 48-0. Four months later, he declared his retirement after defeating Andre Berto in 12 rounds by unanimous decision. He had already announced his retirement prior to the Berto fight.
The 32-year-old boxer is considered by many to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in boxing today. He is also known for his philanthropy work with local schools and youth organizations in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York.
Mayweather won his first 49 fights by way of knockout. His last two fights ended in decisions, causing some fans to question his ability to continue fighting at a high level into his late 30s. However, he more than proved them wrong by retiring after only having one loss during his active career.
Money Mayweather made $72 million dollars from his career. He also earned an additional $36 million from starring in several movies including "TMT: Total Money Tour".
After retiring from boxing, Mayweather began training students how to box using his unique boxing style which he calls "Swiss-style punching".
Rocky Marciano is the only heavyweight champion in history to have retired unbeaten. He concluded his career with a 49-0 record and 43 knockouts. Joe Louis was defeated by Marciano in his final bout. As well as being the most successful boxer of all time, he is also considered one of the greatest fighters of all time.
Marciano's winning percentage of 1.000 is highest of any active heavyweight champion. The only other active champion to have a winning record is Lennox Lewis, who is known for his pacifist beliefs. However, Lewis has lost two fights (one in Japan and one in England) while still holding the title.
In terms of total number of fights won, Marciano's dominance over the division is evident. He has more wins than any other heavyweight champion in history. His overall winning percentage of.946 is also high. Although he lost his first fight as champion, he went on to become the first boxer to win the championship without ever being knocked out.
During his reign, Rocky Marciano was known for his aggressive fighting style which included knocking out his opponents in less than three rounds in most cases. Some critics believe that this unfair advantage has helped him to become one of the best boxers of all time.