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On This Day: Floyd Mayweather has a rough night against Carlos Hernandez

On May 26 in 2001 Floyd Mayweather struggled in Michigan. Claude Abrams saw it from ringside. Here's his report
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor
Floyd Mayweather during the press conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

YOU can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. Floyd Mayweather Jnr should remember that next time he says something ridiculous like, “I’m the greatest athlete in the world.”

Not only is Mayweather Jnr not great, he turned in a dreadful performance in outpointing huge underdog Carlos “Famoso” Hernandez, though damaged his hands in the process.

The scores were unanimous and one-sided: 119-110 (Bobby Watson), 117-110 (Marty Sammon) and 116-112 (Peter Trematera), but the performance was so bad that it was like going to a Luciano Pavarotti concert and Vanilla Ice shows up instead.