The undefeated former Olympian Floyd Mayweather Jr entered this fight with a perfect boxing record of 23-0-0 (17 knockouts) and at that time, in 2000, he was the Wbc super-Fw champion; in his previous three bouts he had won over Justin Juuko, Carlos Gerena and Gregorio Vargas.
His opponent, Emanuel Augustus Burton, had an official record of 22-16-4 (10 knockouts) and he had already fought three times in 2000 before facing Floyd: losing to Teddy Reid (4-stars fight, Emanuel Augustus Burton vs Teddy Reid) and John John Molina but then he had beat Gerald Gray. Mayweather vs Augustus was the main event of the evening; after twelve years, in 2012, Mayweather said Augustus was the toughest fighter he had faced:”I’m going to rate Emanuel Augustus first compared to all the guys that I’ve faced…He didn’t have the best record in the sport of boxing, he has never won a world title, but he came to fight.” Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Division: lightweight (135 lbs, 61.2 kg)
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