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On This Day: Floyd Mayweather hints at greatness with thrashing of Angel Manfredy

Original Floyd Mayweather-Angel Manfredy ringside report from December 19, 1998
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THOUGH Angel Manfredy claimed boldly he was going to be the biggest attraction since Muhammad Ali, young Floyd Mayweather appeared more likely to fill the former three-time heavyweight champion’s boots as he pounded out a stunning victory with only 13 seconds left in the second.

Unbeaten Mayweather, the first member of the 1996 US Olympic team to win a ‘world’ title, retained his WBC super-featherweight crown for the first time and notched his 19th win in succession.

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