Floyd Mayweather wins his pro boxing debut by knockout in 1996 | ESPN Archive

Floyd Mayweather Jr. knocks out Roberto Apodaca in the second round of his professional boxing debut on October 11, 1996 at the Texas Station Gaming Hall.

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  • Kenny Bayless been referring Floyd his whole career 😀

    Chavaqquq Obey'YahChavaqquq Obey'YahHace 21 un hora
  • Ain’t it crazy his first fight they call him a power puncher who lacks defense......end of his career, considered pillow fisted and a defensive master mind

    David McElroyDavid McElroyHace 2 días
  • He has great talent , he will be a great boxing in the future

    LucianoLucianoHace 8 días
  • BOXERS PAST & PRESENT $ The Greek and Roman athletes Wore studs of iron on each hand Beating and clawing each other Like two tigers on the sand. The English called it boxing first To pound someone with your fist. Mostly it was done for money But sometimes by those just pissed. Matches of the bare-knuckle days Lasted fifty rounds or more Till one man's towel would be thrown in As he lay upon the floor. Boxers now use soft leather gloves With their hands wrapped in cotton. Wearing a mouthpiece for teeth and lips They fight like those forgotten. There's no substitute for winning And no excuse for losing. Though afterwards when we can't sleep It's because of all the bruising. THANK YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE IN YOUR HEART ! By Tom Zart Google = Most Published Poet Tom’s 1,650 Poems Are Free To Share! Google = George Bush Tom Zart Google = Most Published Poet ESmatch Google = Love War And More

    Tom ZartTom ZartHace 8 días
  • Mayweather said to his opponent after the fight "go wait outside Home Depot again."

    RancheroRancheroHace 11 días
  • I'm not sure who picked referees for the Olympic games but the history of the sport in the Olympics is the worst of all sports when it comes to judges. I really do believe that this sport should be discontinue as part of the Olympic games. This probably the only sport that they allow blind people as Judges. They have horrendous eyesight.

    JJWJJWHace 11 días
  • Prettyboy Floyd was a knockout artist. IYKYK

    King ÉronKing ÉronHace 13 días
  • He almost retire Canelo coward

    Ernesto OrtegaErnesto OrtegaHace 14 días
  • i felt that second liver shot ain’t gonna lie

    payperplane_ pilotpayperplane_ pilotHace 16 días
  • And once his dad was released that man never ate another bologna sandwich ever again a day in his life 🤣

    Drew BedfordDrew BedfordHace 17 días
  • Fun fact: he made 2500 this fight

    Rob ConwayRob ConwayHace 18 días
  • And the rest is history !

    Mr JMr JHace 19 días
  • This version of mayweather would kill jake in a boxing fight easily

    TodorokiTodorokiHace 20 días
  • He payed the other guy to take a kneel , text book MONEY floyd

    cesar abellanedacesar abellanedaHace 21 un día
    • 🧑🏻‍💻😤🇲🇽

      Ph szaPh szaHace 20 días
  • Heelp in Mozambique please nao temos aloja de material do boxe temos moitus talentus mas nao aluvas. Sacos. Porfavor patrocinar em Mozambique academia de boxe nhiuane porfavor

    Alfredo NhiuaneAlfredo NhiuaneHace 23 días
  • Dude Floyd is fighting here looks exactly like UFC fighter Joseph Benavidez 😂😂 maybe his dad or something

    Jay TJay THace 23 días
  • I dont think hes going anywhere ..fastfoward

    Lori MabeeLori MabeeHace 24 días
  • Nobody cares about Floyd after watching him not be able to finish a ESmatchr, not to mention being clipped by a few good shots by Paul. Only Logan’s stock went up...

    JimmyJimmyHace 25 días
    • Floyd carried McGregor and Paul. It's almost beyond me how difficult it is for people to see the obvious.

      Josias MaldonadoJosias MaldonadoHace 7 días
    • Tunnel Vision a defensive boxer isn’t a treat... it’s a long exam nobody want to finish lol ...with age it looses its appeal.

      JimmyJimmyHace 8 días
    • @Jimmy the guy is 45 years old in retirement, it's an exhibition not a real fight.. and he accidentally knocked the dood out and held him up so he wouldn't drop... the issue is your comparing it to when he used to compete professionally.. this is not it.. it's an exhibition, you just got to understand that and treat it as such.. and people will pay again...

      Tunnel VisionTunnel VisionHace 8 días
    • Tunnel Vision what I said top tier man so idk with the trash comments but I am saying there’s a problem with having trouble with a you-tuber.. that’s true. Floyd turned himself into one of the better defensive boxers of a generation. We thought that was a huge gap until now. The Jake fight won’t happen... I guarantee it. They’re other avenues that win or loose would excel his “ career” more... Floyd lost stock... why is that so hard to swallow?

      JimmyJimmyHace 8 días
    • @Jimmythey trashed him because conor was a mma fighter... trashed him because the Japanese guy was a small kick boxer.. trashed him because paul was a youtuber... and what ever exhibition he does next they will watch , pay there money and trash him for that too..... if Paul's brother wins his next fight, floyd will fight him and it will do 2 million ppv.

      Tunnel VisionTunnel VisionHace 9 días
  • And so a legend is born

    Cohen CreightonCohen CreightonHace 26 días
  • I bet Floyd can name every fighter he fought as a pro Wich is sad

    Jesse SaucedoJesse SaucedoHace 27 días
  • His dad has never ate a bologna sandwich cause they have always had money Floyd grew up a spoiled little kid. He had everything he asked for and more

    Jesse SaucedoJesse SaucedoHace 27 días
    • Keep hating to try to give yourself meaning 🤗

      Asleep ✔︎Asleep ✔︎Hace 21 un día
  • They ain't even show Floyd no love but he still got the w

    Bilal ThompkinsBilal ThompkinsHace 27 días
  • One of the greatest ever.

    Amari JacksonAmari JacksonHace 27 días
  • Floyddddddddd 👑👑👑👑😎🙉THE GOAT 🐐 1-0 TURNED TO 50-0 🐐🙉😎👑🥊🥊

    General SmithGeneral SmithHace 28 días
  • And make 100 million off of it

    Alberto HuertasAlberto HuertasHace 28 días
  • Oh now I see... Bayless has been Floyd's referee from his debut!

    consolidate84consolidate84Hace 28 días
  • Puttin on a Clinic...

    Believe in Baltimore ProductionsBelieve in Baltimore ProductionsHace 29 días
  • This wasn't fair look how much bigger floyd's arms are

    Zipperhead PercxanZipperhead PercxanHace 29 días
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  • them body shots are nasty ngl

    Aiden Jerich AngAiden Jerich AngHace un mes
  • Its 1996

    Damarcus MitchellDamarcus MitchellHace un mes
  • Ref asked him "you want some more?" like he was about to whoop his a$$ next

    J WillJ WillHace un mes
    • Well… he was

      yungdamonxxyungdamonxxHace 12 días
    • 😂😂😂😂😂😂

      Kawayn3Kawayn3Hace 16 días
  • Those body blows

    ChawletMelkChawletMelkHace un mes
  • Feel cats forget pretty boy Floyd was ko artists b4 he messed up his hands respect his boxin gangsta no cap lol stay safe RIP Paul Mooney BLM God bless stop all dis hate checkout The Main Squeeze 🙏

    Tyrone FryeTyrone FryeHace un mes
  • When was the last time this dude had a knock out. Hes not that good even though hes undefeated, obviously to beat maywiner u gotta knock him out cuz if he always wins decisions but sometimes the judges cheat imo.

    jason Gabrieljason GabrielHace un mes
  • This kid got potential

    __kKilla __KcAm__kKilla __KcAmHace un mes
  • Wow his hands so.....fast on that 1st knock down 👍.

    Big Blue-NationBig Blue-NationHace un mes
  • Who is this guy??? He’s never getting anywhere

    Matt From Wii Sports 777Matt From Wii Sports 777Hace un mes
  • This was 10 years before I was born

    Candy Girlygamer1 シCandy Girlygamer1 シHace un mes
  • Sweep the leg 😂

    ElijahElijahHace un mes
  • Imagine being Apodaca and being so unlucky when you just wanted to box a little

    L PL PHace un mes
  • Just think of the audience In attendance, who’s still around to say they saw a legend in the making.

    HelluvaHelluvaHace un mes
  • Love how Mayweather started at 5”7 and a half and now is 5”8. That’s not true at all, he might be around 5”6 right now, you shrink an inch or two with age

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  • 💩💩💩💩💩💩💩

    jeremy vallerandjeremy vallerandHace un mes
  • 5:02 I doubt he will ever move along as a pro anyways.

    a pilgrima pilgrimHace un mes
  • This guy seems pretty terrible tbh, he should never pursue boxing as a career.

    a pilgrima pilgrimHace un mes
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    Jose M. GonzalezJose M. GonzalezHace un mes
  • I feel kinda bad for Apodaca

    Raiziel 78Raiziel 78Hace un mes
  • That man is out cold. Wow

    Angel TaylorAngel TaylorHace un mes
  • boooooring

    John paul BautistaJohn paul BautistaHace un mes
  • He beat skinny Danny Trejo big whoop

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  • If a small child who watches this plays his cards right, he can become a ESmatchr and get beat up by this guy one day.

    Doloist KontiuumDoloist KontiuumHace un mes
    • 😂😂😂

      Boxing NiccBoxing NiccHace 11 días
  • Quick, someone turn this into an NFT.

    SoulSoulHace un mes
  • Hmmmm

  • “Floyd mayweather is a power puncher he can hurt you and knock you out with one punch” that is crazy to hear lol

    RandyDontShootEmRandyDontShootEmHace un mes
    • @Ray Bandz fasho fasho

      RandyDontShootEmRandyDontShootEmHace un mes
    • It's true tho.

      Ray BandzRay BandzHace un mes
  • He looks like can go 50-0 if he trains

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  • Michigan stand up 💯💯

    Brett BlakeBrett BlakeHace un mes
  • Determination at its finest

    7T££N7T££NHace un mes
  • I remember downloading this from world boxing video archive

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  • Only in his debut would you ever see Mayweather actually closing in to fight and not run around the ring every five seconds

    SilvaZilla 88XOSilvaZilla 88XOHace un mes
  • Mad to think that floyd was 19 and logan was 1 then

    UmbreUmbreHace un mes
  • The ONLY thing I never liked about Mayweather is his dang ego. He's amazing- and respect to him for that but, I REALLY wish this guy had some humility about being "the best".

    Error ErrorError ErrorHace un mes
  • Wow, Mayweather used to actually fight

    Eddie GEddie GHace un mes
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  • And nobody could catch him after that.

    futurefutureHace un mes
  • Chávez retired in his 25th year as a professional boxer with a record of 107 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, with 86 knockouts and is considered one of the greatest fighters of all time. He holds records for most successful consecutive defenses of world titles (27), most title fights (37), most title-fight victories (31) and he is after Joe Louis (with 23) for most title defenses won by knockout (21). His record was 89-0-1 going into his first loss to Frankie Randall and had an 87 fight win streak until his draw with Whitaker

    209mexkn209mexknHace un mes
  • 90s cameras are so nice, the colours are perfect and it seems so smooth idk how to describe, its amazing

    AdamAdamHace un mes
  • Mayweather was a power puncher before he hurt his hands

    Wild CatWild CatHace un mes
  • I can see these man possible be 50-0 wish him well on his career

    MR LATINMR LATINHace un mes
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  • I've never seen a boxer with so much fear in his 👀 before the opening 1st round😊

    Positive EnergyPositive EnergyHace un mes
  • Kid could be anything

    A BA BHace un mes
  • Found that weak spot on the stomach took advantage hit him there again KO

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  • 3:38 Kazachistan

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  • I don't think mayweather was a power boxer more technical.

    pinkbeatle2012pinkbeatle2012Hace un mes
  • Never knew marathon runners could box

    Justin PlascenciaJustin PlascenciaHace un mes
  • Those liver shots are nasty.

    Chance WilsonChance WilsonHace un mes
  • This guy could go up against Logan Paul one day

    Reflex TazeReflex TazeHace un mes
  • How did he go from pretty boy to money may weather 😂🤣

    RedHoodRedHoodHace un mes
  • "Floyd Mayweather is a powerpuncher" ...nope

    Antonio fAntonio fHace un mes

    Jon MastersJon MastersHace un mes
  • POV: This just go in your recommended

    JSR10JSR10Hace un mes
  • How did this get so many dislikes lol he literally boxed a perfect match

    DJDJHace un mes
  • Floyd was below average, he couldn’t even put a novice ESmatchr Logan Paul down!

    Bender 2999Bender 2999Hace un mes
  • Yes but can he read cat in a hat

    Rick SanchezRick SanchezHace un mes
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  • apodaca repeatedly made the same mistake which was throw an undisciplined haymayker which was slipped and countered with a left body hook every time. how do these people become pros???

    StephenStephenHace un mes
  • Apodaca looks like Uncle Jorge who “knew a thing or two” about how to box, but had no business actually being involved in a professional right. 😂

    J RPJ RPHace un mes
  • Apodaca you my only friend!

    SilentBob420BMFJSilentBob420BMFJHace un mes
  • I can see this guy going 50-0 some day

    Cursed LemonCursed LemonHace un mes
  • he could use better trunks. must be financially struggling, i’ll donate some money to support this fighter.

    davedaveHace un mes
  • When you start new game and have to play the tutorial..

    TheRealJVTheRealJVHace un mes
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  • Looks like he has some potential...probably will make a bit of MONEY one day

    tactical veterinariantactical veterinarianHace un mes
  • 50-0 27 knockouts how is that being a runner lol he fights his heaviest at 154 and doesn’t even weight that he’s a beast

    D WestD WestHace un mes
  • I was just born and mayweather was already knocking people out.

    Clever WisdomClever WisdomHace un mes
  • Imagine retiring and your last fight is against a ESmatchr

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    • Imagine being a hater in ESmatch comments

      D WestD WestHace un mes
  • maywethers energy was just much higher and you can tell

    Carl EvansCarl EvansHace un mes