1999-09-11 Floyd Mayweather Jr w rtd 7 Carlos Gerena, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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1999-09-11 Floyd Mayweather Jr 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, with Gerena having no chance of winning, his corner wisely retired him at the end of the seventh.