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On This Day: Floyd Mayweather Jnr cruised to 1-0 after beating Robert Apodaca on his debut

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The original ringside fight report from Floyd Mayweather's debut

OCTOBER 11, 1996. Original fight report from BOXING NEWS

FEATHERWEIGHT bronze medallist Floyd Mayweather, who still claims he was robbed (although he was not), looked fast and powerful before dispatching lanky Robert Apodaca after 37 seconds of the second with a double left hook to head and body.

DID YOU KNOW: The referee for Mayweather’s debut was Kenny Bayless, who refereed Floyd’s 49th bout against Andre Berto.

DID YOU KNOW: Diego Corrales was also on the card, hammering Sergio Macias inside four rounds. Five years later, Mayweather thrashed Corrales in 10 rounds to retain his WBC super-featherweight title.

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