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Mayweather's five key fights

Originally Published: December 5, 2007
By Don Steinberg | Special to ESPN.com

A look at five pivotal fights in Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s career:

Pro fight No. 18 Opponent: Genaro Hernandez (38-1-1) Date: Oct. 3, 1998, Las Vegas Result: Mayweather by TKO in 8 Why it matters: Mayweather, at 17-0, was challenging for his first world title (WBC super featherweight) and was so cocky that he wore a WBC championship patch on his trunks into the ring. After an awkward slip to the canvas in the first round, he let his hands do the talking. He hit "El Chicanito" from all angles ...

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