Boxing Legends TV takes a look at the 5 times Floyd Mayweather Jr looked invincible. Regarded as one of, if not the greatest defensive fighter of all time, but its sometimes forgot how could really inflict damage a his early years.
In 2016, Mayweather was ranked by ESPN as the greatest boxer, pound for pound, of the last 25 years. In the same year, he peaked as BoxRec‘s number one fighter of all time, pound for pound, as well as the greatest welterweight of all time. Many sporting news and boxing websites ranked Mayweather as the best boxer in the world, pound for pound, twice in a span of ten years; including The Ring, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, BoxRec, Fox Sports, and Yahoo! Sports. He is also regarded as the best defensive boxer in the sport, as well as being the most accurate puncher since the existence of CompuBox, having the highest plus–minus ratio in recorded boxing history. He finished his career with a record of 26 wins without a loss or draw in world title fights (10 by KO); 23 wins (9 KOs) in lineal title fights; 24 wins (7 KOs) against former or current world titlists; 12 wins (3 KOs) against former or current lineal champions; and 2 wins (1 KO) against International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees.
In addition to his accomplishments in the ring, Mayweather is well known for being one of the most lucrative pay-per-view (PPV) attractions of all time, in any sport. He topped the Forbes and Sports Illustrated lists of the 50 highest-paid athletes of 2012 and 2013 respectively, and the Forbes list again in both 2014 and 2015, listing him as the highest paid athlete in the world. In 2007, he founded Mayweather Promotions, his own boxing promotional firm after defecting from Bob Arum‘s Top Rank. Mayweather has generated approximately 19.5 million in PPV buys and $1.3 billion in revenue throughout his career, surpassing the likes of former top PPV attractions including Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Oscar De La Hoya, and Manny Pacquiao.
Pacquiao is generally considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time as he is the first and only eight-division world champion, having won eleven major world titles, as well as being the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes. Pacquiao is also the third boxer in history to win genuine world titles in three of the original eight weight divisions of boxing, also known as the “glamour divisions” (flyweight, featherweight, and welterweight).
Shout out to reddit user Serengeti1 for making this video highlight of all of the leg kick finishes in UFC history. A nice reminder that Pat Barry and Anthoni Hardonk could have had much better runs in the UFC if they were matched up differently!
Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong was born as Anulak Jansuk (อนุรักษ์ จันทร์สุข, Thai pronunciation: [ʔànúrák ʨansùk]) in Buriram in Northeastern (Isan) region of Thailand on September 23, 1991. He had his first fight at the age of 11 in 2002.
His first fight outside of Thailand was in a 4-Man Tournament at 63.5 kg at the “Nuit des Titans” event in Tours, France on 30 Jan 2010. He beat Fabio Pinca by decision in the first fight and Anuwat Kaewsamrit by decision in the final to win the 4-Man Tournament.
His second fight outside of Thailand was at the “La Nuit des Champions” event in Marselle, France on 28 November 2010. He won against Damien Alamos by decision over 5 rounds.
He lost in the final of the “Fuktien Group 8-Man Tournament 8-Man @146 lbs against Ikuysang K.Rungtanakiat by TKO in the 5th round (broken collarbone) at Omnoi Stadium on 23 July 2011.
His first fight back after recovery from injury 5 months later was at the “A1 – WCC” event in Lyon, France on 08 Dec, 2011 where he beat Fares Bechar by TKO in the fourth round.
Sitthichai went on to win :
The “Toyota Vigo 8-Man Marathon” at 147 lbs in Chonburi, Thailand on 31 May 2012.
The Thailand (PAT) Welterweight Championship Title at 147 lbs against Petchmankong Gaiyang 5 Daow by 5 round decision at Lumpinee Stadium on 25 Sep, 2012
The “1 – King” 4-Man Tournament at 70 kg against Puengluang Sitpupantu by TKO in the first round in Koh Chang, Thailand on 05 Jan, 2013.
A rematch between Sitthichai and Fabio Pinca went down at Best of Siam 3 in Paris, France on February 14, 2013 and he came out on top again, winning a unanimous decision.
He won The “Toyota Vigo 8-Man Tournament” @70 kg against Dejlit Poptheeratham by Decision 3 rounds at Udon Thani on 29 March 2013.
In his first ever fight under kickboxing rules, he lost a highly disputed decision to Enriko Gogokhia on the Oktagon 2013 event that was Glory 7: Milan undercard in Milan, Italy on April 20, 2013. He had initially been set to face Davit Kiria on the main card but was demoted to the prelims when his opponent was changed.
It was reported that he would fight Kamel Jemel at the WBC World Muay Thai Millennium Championship in Saint-Pierre, Réunion on September 7, 2013. However, he denied ever being on the card.
He beat Juri Kehl on points at MAX Muay Thai 2 in Pattaya, Thailand on June 29, 2013. It was a fairly one-sided fight, although Kehl did land a high kick in round two which knocked Sitthichai down. However, the referee counted it as a slip.
Robin van Roosmalen was the oldest of three children of father William Roosmalen who was former world champion in Thai- and Kickboxing and also the only man to knock out William Beekwilder and Vitali Klitschko in a kickboxing bout. Growing up in a Kickboxing family, Van Roosmalen began training at just at the age of 3 under his father in his gym and later also began Boxing, wrestling, Mixed martial arts and Judo where he recently received a black belt. He is currently under contract with It’s Showtime. He is known for his aggressive high paced style.
Headlining Glory 27 will be one of the big Glory fights of the year, asArtem Levin takes on Simon Marcusonce again for the Glory Middleweight title. This will be the 3rd meeting between these two men, the consensus top two Middleweights in kickboxing today. Their first fight was contested under Muay Thai rules in Lion Fight in 2013; Marcus took the decision there. They rematched last May at Glory 21 with the fight going to a highly controversial draw that many felt Marcus should have won. Since that fight, Marcus has not competed, while Levin has gone 4-0, all in fights in Russia outside of Glory.
Muay Thai is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century, when practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts.