Mayweather was 27 years old at the time, but considering what he would later do, one might as well say that he hadn’t yet entered his prime. Yet Mayweather was too heavy for Corley to handle that night. He was fast, accurate, and above all, determined to dismantle Corley. At one point in the fight, ‘Pretty Boy’ stared Corley and forbade him to cry. In the fourth round of the fight, although Corley rattled Mayweather, the latter found his composure and executed his game plan attentively with vigour and speed.
The boxing world is still amazed by the performance of Floyd Mayweather against DeMarcus Corley
Recently, the official Instagram account of Top Rank Boxing excavated the 18-year-old clip of Floyd Mayweather vs. DeMarcus Corley in which a confident ‘Pretty Boy’ knocked down a rattled Corley, demonstrating the will to win. In the clip, seconds before the knock-down, Mayweather is heard saying, “Stop crying and fight!” Mayweather won the fight via a unanimous decision that night.
Seeing this clip, one fan said, “He would beat the beans out of Canelo.”
One user referred to “The Pretty Boy Floyd era that the haters seem to forget every time 😂😂😂.”
On the other hand, one said, “Nobody in boxing made the adjustments Floyd made and that’s why he the goat for me absolute class.”
Meanwhile, one said, “If you think money and pretty boy are the same you’re out of your mind… pretty boy could trade money could make you miss.”
In the same vein, one praised Mayweather by saying: “Anyone who knows Boxing, knows how good Mayweather is.”
However, one asked, “How come he didn’t fight like that against Maidana or Pacquiao? Don’t make it seem like he was a brawler…”
Well, when Mayweather fought Corley he was 27. By the time he fought Maidana and Pacquiao, he was 37 and 38, respectively. Of course, Mayweather had slowed down. However, he nonetheless exhibited the maturity of a fighter who had fought some of the best in boxing and understood the sport so welll