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Once again, we see that there is only one Floyd Mayweather.
Let's put this on the table right at the outset: There is only one Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The constant search for the next Mayweather, or the next guy to ascend to his lofty perch, often dominates many boxing conversations. And you can understand why.
Mayweather is not just boxing's biggest star, he's one of the biggest stars in all of sports, and he's done as much—if not more—than any fighter in recent memory to grow the sport's fanbase. Love him or hate him, the man they call "Money" knows how to sell himself and his sport to the mainstream.
After this weekend, and if it wasn't clear before, we now know that Adrien Broner—the latest to self-anoint himself the heir apparent—is not close to that level.
That's not even a knock on him. Sure, he got largely dominated by a fighter most expected him to beat. And sure, he did himself no favors with his antics before, during and after the fight.
There is going to be a lot of debate in the next few months over whether or not Broner simply had a bad night or if he was completely overrated from day one, whether he was the product of a tremendous hype job and will fade from the scene or if he will be able to rebound and use his obviously tremendous physical gifts to re-emerge as a force.
Those issues will be settled in time. But at least for right now, neither Broner nor anyone else is Floyd Mayweather. And there's really no point in continuing to try to show otherwise.
Mayweather is a generational talent, and love him or hate him, he's the best in the business today both in the ring and outside of it.
It'll be a while before we see another like him.