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Floyd Mayweather Jr. PRO DEBUT KOs Roberto Apodaca October 11, 1996

 

Floyd Mayweather PRO DEBUT KOs Roberto Apodaca October 11, 1996

 

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr 131 lbs
  • Roberto Apodaca 130 lbs
  • TKO at 0:37 in round 2
  • Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Referee: Kenny Bayless
  • Judge: Jerry Roth
  • Judge: Art Lurie
  • Judge: Patricia Morse Jarman

 

Notes:

This was the professional debut for 19-year-old 1996 Olympic Bronze Medalist Floyd Mayweather Jr.

This was also the professional debut for Apodaca, who would go 0-4 in his career.

Apodaca went to one knee at 2:16 of round one after taking a left hook to the body.

Mayweather landed 30 of 60 punches in the first round, while Apodaca connected on only 2 of 30.

Another left hook to the body put Apodaca down again at 0:30 seconds of round two. Apodaca was in obvious pain, and referee Kenny Bayless waved an end to the bout without competing the count.

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