Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Miguel Melo

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1998-03-23 : Floyd Mayweather Jr 133 lbs beat Miguel Melo 133 lbs by TKO at 2:30 in round 3 of 10

  • Aired On: Fox Sports


  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. 14-0 (12 KOs) vs. Miguel Melo 8-1 (6 KOs)
  • Melo, who took the fight on two weeks notice, entered having not fought in 10 months following a decision loss to Richard Kiley 8-1-3 (3 KOs).
  • It was the final fight of Melo's professional career.
  • Oscar De La Hoya was a guest analyst during the television broadcast.

Bout Summary

A knockdown was ruled in Round 2 as Mayweather pressed down on the back of Melo's head and landed two rights to the body. He was up at the count of two, but was surprised at the knockdown ruling. Melo came forward and threw a huge left hook that snapped back the head of Mayweather. By the end of the round, both men were bleeding from the nose. A right uppercut followed by a left hook put Melo down at 2:22 of Round 3. He got to his feet at the count of three, but informed Steve Smoger he did not want to continue.