Video analyses the 'trick' Floyd Mayweather used during his impressive career

British Ricky Hatton (R) battles with US

Floyd Mayweather is arguably the best pound-for-pound professional boxer of all time, after dominating five different weight divisions with an impeccable record of 50 fights, 50 wins and 0 defeats.

The 42-year-old continues to dominate in the ring today, whenever he chooses to fight that is, as fighters continue to try and find a weakness in his seemingly perfect fighting style.

He is often referred to as the best defensive boxer in history, as well as being one of the most accurate punchers, having the highest plus-minus ratio in recorded boxing history.

‘Money’ Mayweather also holds the record for the most consecutive wins in world title fights, cementing his place as one of the most lucrative pay-per-view attractions of all time in any sport.

A video has now been created online that draws attention to one of Mayweather’s often unspoken about talents, the use of his forearms to control his opponent.

The content created by YouTuber HiddenGem uses highlights of Mayweather’s fights against various opponents and explains how the legendary American uses his forearm to help defend against punches from opponents, making him a difficult target to hit.

Not only does he use his forearm to help defend, but he also utilises it to help set up his next punch from his other hand.

Amongst the highlights shown is the fight against Ricky Hatton from 2007, in which Mayweather defeated the British legend in Las Vegas.

The video features Mayweather’s use of his forearm, claiming: “He will often use this to take control of his opponents he’d or hands after he punches so that they can’t punch him back.”

“This use of the forearm also allowed him to set up another punch with his free hand.”

So it seems not only is Mayweather one of the most dangerous punchers on the planet, but he also knows how to stop his opponents landing their hands on him.

It will definitely be worth his opponents reviewing the footage of this before they step into the squared circle with him.

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