Floyd Mayweather and the 25 Greatest Black Fighters of the Last 25 Years

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Floyd Mayweather and the 25 Greatest Black Fighters of the Last 25 Years
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Zab Judah and Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather helped reaffirm his position as the greatest American fighter of this generation with his recent victory over Miguel Cotto.

Black fighters such as Mayweather have made headlines in the sport as far back as Jack Johnson's heavyweight championship victory in 1910.

The focus on modern fighters is meant to highlight recently accomplished Black fighters rather than hound on the well-known greats such as Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson.

To make sure not too many old fighters sneak onto this list, the cutoff year is 1987.

If a fighter's career began before 1987, they have to had fought at least five times between 1987 and now to be considered.

If a fighter is officially considered, his whole career will be examined. That includes his career before 1987.

Without further ado, here's the 25 greatest Black fighters of the past 25 years.

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