FLOYD MAYWEATHER gave a demonstration of speed and skill surpassed only by the bravery and unwavering commitment of his challenger, the Puerto Rican Carlos Gerena, who retired after seven one-sided rounds on the advice of ringside doctor Flip Homansky.
Gerena was offered this fight in May, when Gregorio Vargas (at ringside) pulled out and was replaced by Ugandan Justin Juuko, but refused the opportunity on the grounds he had been in training for a 10-rounder and felt unprepared.
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