Freak Streaks: Unbelievable streaks in individual sports!
#9 Floyd Mayweather Jr., Boxing
Freak Feat: Undefeated as a professional, retired with a 49-0 record
Many may debate the inclusion of Mayweather over Rocky Marciano, despite both of them ending their professional careers with the same record. I give it in favour of Mayweather for three reasons: a) Longer career span, 1996-2015 v/s 1947-1955, b) a better amateur record, 84-6 v/s 8-4 and c) Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao!
Mayweather was an Olympic Bronze Medalist at Atlanta 1996 before he turned professional in the same year. Having fought in multiple weight categories and having emerged victorious in all, many regard Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather the greatest pound for pound boxer of all time.
His tactically won bout over Manny Pacquiao, his penultimate win en-route to 49-0 solidified, those claims earned him a lot of respect in the boxing community and helped garner a lot of support all over the globe. Mayweather is one of the richest athletes across the sporting universe, having generated the largest pay-per-view buys and revenues through his career.
Given the fact that he has already retired and made a comeback twice, many people are hopeful and/or confident of a return by the ‘Pretty Boy’, so one can’t be sure that his 49-0 record is safely packed in the bag already!Published 05 Nov 2016, 22:47 IST