Floyd Mayweather screaming after being bitten by Marcos Maidana in 2014

Floyd Mayweather screaming after being bitten by Marcus Maidana

In the eyes of millions of fans worldwide, Floyd Mayweather is one of boxing’s greatest.

An undefeated 50-0 record. 27 wins by knockout. 15 major world championships. A Hall of Famer.

Not to mention his resume consisting of names such as Manny Pacquiao, Jose Luis Castillo and Oscar De La Hoya. Mayweather is undoubtedly a legend in one of the world’s toughest sports.

Making a fighter with such the status of Pretty Boy drop his cocky persona should seem an impossible task, and making him kick and scream in the ring even more so.

But that is exactly what Marcos Maidana did during the eighth round of their bout back in September 2014, when he made Mayweather display a set of pipes that would make Tyson Fury proud.

The pair had faced each other in the ring only months earlier, when Mayweather had edged past El Chino in a heavily contested bout, and had set the stage for what was expected to be a gritty and highly intense rematch.

In the latter rounds, Mayweather landed a left-hand on his opponent, causing Maidana to double over, to which Pretty Boy responded by covering his airways with his glove.

As the official rushed over to break the clinch, Mayweather could be heard screeching in pain so loud it was picked up the by the TV broadcast.

Mayweather alleged foul play by Maidana and could be heard telling the referee: “He bit my f****** hand!”

After repeatedly telling both corners that he could not either prove or disprove the incident, the official allowed the fight to continue.

Mayweather returned to his corner at the end of the round, repeatedly telling his team that his hand was numb.

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But even a deadened left hand could not stop Mayweather lifting his belt high for all to see, as he took it the distance and defeated the Argentine fighter by unanimous decision to successfully defend his title.

So maybe it wasn’t the most glamorous moment in Mayweather’s career, but winning a title fight with one hand deserves its place on that legendary resume.

Not to mention its spot as the second most infamous bite in the history of the sport.

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