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Ge­orge Gigney lists the 10 best wins of Floyd May­weather’s ca­reer

1. PTS 12 MANNY PAC­QUIAO (2015) It may have been dis­ap­point­ing and years too late, but May­weather proved him­self the best of his gen­er­a­tion when he dom­i­nated Pac­quiao.

2. PTS 12 OS­CAR DE LA HOYA (2007) The last time May­weather was the ‘B’ side of a fight. Af­ter a slow start, May­weather out­ma­noeu­vred De La Hoya to be­come a le­git­i­mate box of­fice at­trac­tion.

3. RSF 10 DIEGO COR­RALES (2001) Seen by most as May­weather’s best ever per­for­mance. Floyd was breath­tak­ing when he dis­man­tled a very dan­ger­ous op­po­nent in Cor­rales.

4. PTS 12 CANELO AL­VAREZ (2013) Giv­ing away nu­mer­ous phys­i­cal ad­van­tages, May­weather schooled the Mex­i­can star. The bet­ter Al­varez be­comes, the bet­ter May­weather’s win over him seems.

5. PTS 12 MIGUEL COTTO (2012) In one of his tough­est fights, May­weather nul­li­fied an ex­cel­lent Cotto to add an­other fu­ture Hall of Famer to his list of vic­tims.

6. PTS 12 JOSE LUIS CASTILLO II (2002) There are many who feel Castillo de­served the de­ci­sion in his first fight with May­weather, so Floyd’s clear vic­tory in their im­me­di­ate re­match is an im­por­tant part of his legacy.

7. RSF 10 RICKY HAT­TON (2007) Hat­ton brought le­gions of fans to Las Ve­gas, but a classy May­weather wrecked him in 10 rounds.

8. RTD 8 GENARO HER­NAN­DEZ (1998) In a star-mak­ing per­for­mance, May­weather won his first world ti­tle by dom­i­nat­ing WBC su­per-feather king Her­nan­dez.

9. PTS 12 JUAN MANUEL MAR­QUEZ (2009) Re­turn­ing af­ter 21 months out of the ring, May­weather dropped and out­pointed Mar­quez who, ad­mit­tedly, was sig­nif­i­cantly smaller.

10. PTS 12 ZAB JU­DAH (2006) Af­ter a rocky start, May­weather gained full con­trol of the fight and de­feated top south­paw Ju­dah.

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