Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Justin Juuko

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Mayweather throws a right at Juuko

1999-05-22 : Justin Juuko 130 lbs lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr 130 lbs by KO at 1:20 in round 9 of 12

Notes

  • The fight was on the undercard of Oscar De La Hoya vs. Oba Carr.
  • Mayweather was originally scheduled to face Goyo Vargas, but the former WBC featherweight champion, claiming he had the flu, pulled out of the fight.
  • Juuko was ranked 14th by the WBC.
  • Mayweather landed 209 of 385 punches (54 percent), and Juuko connected on 147 of 388 (30 percent).
  • Randy Harvey of the Los Angeles Times reported:
Against the considerably more celebrated Mayweather, perhaps the best young fighter in the sport, Juuko acquitted himself well. No, he did even better than that for someone who, until Wednesday, was preparing for a fight on Saturday, May 29, against James Crayton, not Saturday, May 22, against Floyd Mayweather. That doesn't mean Juuko ever laid a glove on the champion, but he did last into the ninth round before Mayweather floored him with three quick rights, and, for punctuation, a push. Juuko was standing at the eight-count, but referee Mitch Halpern wisely stopped the fight. No one needed to see more, not even Juuko. "I was OK," he said. "I was just a little tired. I didn't have any stamina. "I only had two days notice. I couldn't turn down the fight. Really, I needed to train for about six weeks. I've trained for two."