1999-09-11 Floyd Mayweather Jr w rtd 7 Carlos Gerena, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC
1999-09-11 Floyd Mayweather w rtd 7 Carlos Gerena, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Richard Steele. Having survived two heavy first-round knockdowns, a right hand and a left-right doing the damage, Gerena ( 130) somehow mustered up the ability to not only recover quickly but to even fight back on occasion. Although Mayweather (130) took every round he was unable to shift the challenger and it was not until he began to plant his feet that his punches began to take effect again. By this time Gerena had no chance of winning and his corner wisely retired their man at the end of the seventh.