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Flashback Friday – Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Big Show

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Big Show

Before Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor take place in what will arguably be the biggest fight in combat sports history, let’s take a look at another historic moment in the career of “Money Mayweather.”

No, this was not part of his perfect 49-0 boxing career, but instead it was from a time when the theatrics associated with the boxing great, met the entertainment side of professional wrestling. The best boxer in the sport matched up against the largest professional wrestler in the WWE, Big Show.

The two men met in a No Disqualification match at WrestleMania XXIV, March 30, 2008, at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

Early in the match, Mayweather repeatedly escaped Big Show’s grasp and delivered body shots to big man.

Mayweather and his accomplices tried to “walk out” of the match, but Big Show walked up the ramp and brought Mayweather back in the ring. As Big Show was about to chokeslam Mayweather, one of Mayweather’s accomplices struck a steel chair on Big Show’s back. Capitalizing from this distraction, Mayweather grabbed that chair and hit Big Show multiple times on the head with it. Finally, Mayweather removed his right glove and put on a pair of brass knuckles to hit Big Show in the face. As a result, Big Show was knocked out as he could not answer the referee’s ten count, and Mayweather was declared the winner.

Mayweather and McGregor will compete in a boxing match, August 26 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Eric Kowal

Eric Kowal

Owner/Editor/Journalist at MyMMANews
Founder of MyMMANews.com - After writing for Ultimate MMA magazine and serving as the editor for U.S. Combat Sports, both of which went on hiatus, I decided to venture out on my own and enlist a staff of writers and photographers that could help me achieve my goal of telling stories that would otherwise go untold. We pride ourselves in taking a deeper look into the fighter, and understanding what makes them click. - #1 Dad, Marine Corps Veteran, 80's and 90's Pro Wrestling Fan, MMA Commentator, Beer Lover, and avid movie watcher. Seriously..... I watch a lot of movies.

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