1998-12-19 Floyd Mayweather Jr w rsc 2 Angel Manfredy, Miccosukee Hotel Casino, Miami, Florida, USA - WBC

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1998-12-19 Floyd Mayweather Jr w rsc 2 Angel Manfredy, Miccosukee Hotel Casino, Miami, Florida, USA - WBC. Referee: Frank Santore Jr. With both men landing effectively in the first, by the end of the round it was apparent that although the champion could be hit his hand-speed was awesome. In the second, working behind the jab, Manfredy (130) had some early successes when catching Mayweather (130) on the ropes with body shots, but towards the end of the session a lightning right hand to the temple stunned him and sent him lurching. On to his dazed opponent in a flash, Mayweather pumped in punch after punch as he looked to finish it, and with Manfredy still upright but in no position to defend himself the referee stopped it with just 13 seconds of the round left.