Floyd Did the Stanky Leg”: Fans Go Down Memory Lane as Shane Mosley Relives the Time He Almost Knocked Down Floyd Mayweathe

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Throughout Floyd Mayweather Jr.‘s successful career, spanning from 2005 to 2015, he faced a constellation of formidable opponents. His opponents included legendary figures like Manny Pacquiao, Arturo Gatti, Ricky Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya. Mayweather had also shared the ring with the likes of Diego Corrales, Jose Luis Castillo, and Emanuel Augustus. His unbeaten record of 50-0-0, with 27 knockouts, solidified his status as one of the greatest boxers of his generation. However, even in victory, Mayweather encountered challenges.

One of his most arduous bouts unfolded in 2010 against ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mosley, known for his knockout prowess, landed a powerful right hand early in the second round, momentarily staggering Mayweather. Another right hand followed, causing Mayweather’s knee to buckle. While Mosley pressed for a finish, Mayweather resiliently clung to the ropes, surviving a perilous moment that could have marked the first blemish on his unbeaten record. Recently, Mosely relieved the moment that almost changed history as he shared the moment on Instagram.

As the video surfaced on social media, fans couldn’t help but remember the legendary fight. One fan remarked, “I always said the bell saved him. You definitely In my top 5”. Another fan talked about Mayweather’s ability to take hits admiring his endurance. The fan wrote, “Great fight! Floyd showed a great chin and really weathered the storm. Great showing by both men. Shane almost shook the world with this shot”.

Meanwhile, a fan pointed out how Mosely’s punch was the hardest he has ever been hit. He wrote, “That was the hardest I’ve ever seen him hit. For sec I thought he could be finished.” Moreover, someone else shared how excited he was when Mayweather staggered at the time. The fan claimed, “Can’t lie you had me SCREAMING at the Tv I thought it was over for Floyd.”

Another fan chimed in, “I truly wanted you to finish him. I was so happy to see you rock him. You came extremely close. It’s a moment that no one else can say. Much love and respect. One of the greats.” One fan jokingly remarked, “Floyd did the stanky leg. Amazing he recovered and dominated in the later rounds.” Here’s what Mosely revealed about his fight getting delayed for five years.

As fans relive this electrifying encounter, it’s evident that Mosley’s near-triumph against Mayweather remains etched in their memories.

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