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The Dominant 20

The Dominant 20
From ESPN - March 18, 2018

Floyd Mayweather

With his 10th-round TKO of Conor McGregor last August, Floyd Mayweather stands alone atop the boxing summit: an unprecedented and unblemished 50-0, with unequivocal standing among the best fighters of all time. Those world titles in five weight divisions? He joins Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard as the only boxers to achieve such a feat. Those 24 wins against current or former champions? Bonkers. And so for now, and maybe for good, he is untouchable -- literally and figuratively. Witness: Mayweather has been knocked down, officially, just once in his career, and per CompuBox, only one opponent landed more punches against him. The man called Money ranks first all time in plus-minus -- the percentage of punches landed minus the percentage of punches absorbed -- at plus-24.7 and connect percentage (43.9). Despite being a polarizing public figure, his career earnings have inched toward $1 billion on the strength of people paying to view his bouts: Cards featuring Mayweather claim six of the top eight largest-grossing gates in Nevada history. --Anthony Olivieri

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