Floyd Mayweather Jr; Is Criticism of His Past Opponents Justified?

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Floyd Mayweather Jr; Is Criticism of His Past Opponents Justified?
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the reigning WBC Welterweight holder, current WBA Light Middleweight Super World Title holder, five weight world title holder and 2013's highest paid athlete.

Having achieved accolades like that during his professional career, you would think that Mayweather would receive credit. However, at every turn he seems to face criticism for his choice of opponent.

Is the caliber of Mayweather's past opponents a justified criticism, or is the nature of his victories proof that he is just that much better than his opponents? Going back to 2007, let's take a look at who Mayweather has faced and see if he has made "safe" choices in his opponents.

*All references within this article pertaining to fighters' records, titles held, etc are taken from boxrec.com.

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