Genaro Hernandez vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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1998-10-03 : Floyd Mayweather Jr 130 lbs beat Genaro Hernandez 130 lbs by RTD at 3:00 in round 8 of 12

Notes

  • Entering the fight, Mayweather was 17-0 with 13 KOs and Hernandez was 38-1-1 with 17 KOs. Hernandez's only loss was to Oscar De La Hoya at lightweight.
  • Mayweather dominated the fight and Hernandez's corner stopped the fight after the eighth round.
  • Mayweather was the first of the 1996 U.S. Olympians to become a world champion.
  • Hernandez retired after this bout.
  • When Hernandez died of cancer at age 45 in June of 2011, Mayweather paid for his funeral. [1]
  • In September of 2013, Dan Rafael of ESPN.com listed Mayweather's win against Hernanadez as the third best performance of his career. [2]