Floyd Mayweather’s last defeat as Logan Paul promises to KO boxing legend

Floyd Mayweather was able to stay undefeated in 50 fights against the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez – but Logan Paul is confident he can be the man to beat him.

Mayweather stopped Ricky Hatton and Conor McGregor during his legendary boxing career, where he picked up 15 world titles and was believed to be the pound-for-pound best fighter on the planet.

But before many knew about him, the multi-millionaire did, in fact, take a loss; to the little known Bulgarian Serafim Todorov.

He actually took eight in his amateur career, including one as a 19-year-old on a massive stage at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games in his home country.

Mayweather went in to the games tipped as the next big thing in the fight game, and left with a bronze medal as opposed to the gold to which he would become accustomed.

Then known as 'Pretty Boy Floyd', the American stopped Kazakhstan's Bakhtiyar Tileganov, outpointed by a score of 16-3 Armenia's Artur Gevorgyan and narrowly defeated Cuban Lorenzo Aragon in an historic all-action 12-11 scrap.

But when he faced Bulgarian Serafim Todorov of Bulgaria, Mayweather lost a very controversial decision, which caused uproar in amateur boxing circles.

The result was officially protested by the US Olympic team, with manager Gerald Smith accusing the judges of scoring Todorov with punches that didn't land and not counting Mayweather ones that did.

The bout was contentious, and Mayweather never lost again after swapping the amateur ranks for the professional game, where he signed with Bob Arum and Top Rank promotions.

"I looked at amateur boxing as an amateur boxing as a learning program for the professional ranks," Mayweather told Shannon Sharpe on his show 'Club Shay Shay' last year.

"Am I happy with receiving the bronze medal, but not winning gold? Absolutely.

"The referee raised my hand because he thought I won, but I'm glad that the fight went the way that it did, because it made me work that much harder as a professional not to feel that same pain again.

"That was one of the best things that happened to me, and that same guy that I lost to is now somewhere homeless, I don't know why he didn't become a boxing trainer.

"I wish him the best."

Todorov was offered a professional contract while sitting in the drug testing room with Mayweather after the bout, and turned it down.

Instead, it was the American who would go on to dominate the pro game, winning world titles at multiple weight classes and eventually becoming the biggest pay-per-view seller in the world.

Todorov took a few professional bouts, amassing a record of 6-1, and made his return to the ring in 2015 winning a Unanimous decision against journeyman Aleksandar Chukaleyski before, it appears, hanging up the gloves for good.

Ironically, Todorov also believes that he was cheated at the Olympic games, when he lost an equally strange decision in the final to Somluck Kamsing of Thailand.

He had beaten Kamsing comfortably in a pre-Olympics tournament, but couldn't get the decision that would have earned him a coveted Olympic gold medal.

Not much is known about Todorov's current whereabouts, and there has been no verification of Mayweather's claim that he is now homeless.

But wherever he is, it's certainly a far cry from the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, where Mayweather will face Paul for a payday expected to be in the tens of millions.

The American may have lost the battle in Atlanta, but with a net worth estimated to be over $1billion, it definitely seems that Mayweather is having the last laugh.

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