Floyd Mayweather: Playing Fact or Fiction with Common Claims About Boxing Star

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Floyd Mayweather: Playing Fact or Fiction with Common Claims About Boxing Star
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Mayweather made Guerrero No. 44 with ease.

Few figures in all of sports are more polarizing than boxing's pound-for-pound king Floyd "Money" Mayweather. Despite his 44 wins and the ease with which he has defeated his opponents, he has more than a few detractors who refuse to give him credit.

And that's not to say there aren't legitimate gripes. Both his in-ring style and public persona rub many people the wrong way. To some, he's confident and the definition of a pure boxer. To others, he is arrogant and refuses to take risks.

Throughout his career, there has been little in the way of an honest assessment about Floyd Mayweather as a fighter or as a person. His most ardent supporters and critics often make claims about him that are off base or only moderately based in reality. 

With all these conflicting opinions, it's hard to separate the true from the false. But let's take some of these claims, put them to scrutiny and see what shakes out. 

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