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Why undefeated world champ Devin Haney claims Mayweather ‘kinda messed up’ the sport of boxing



Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather. Photo: Mark J. Rebilas – USA TODAY Sports

Undisputed lightweight boxing champion Devin Haney is about to take on the highly touted former champion Vasiliy Lomachenko in a lightweight title bout. The two will clash on Saturday, with Haney’s collection of lightweight belts and undefeated record on the line.

Even though he has a flawless resume himself, Haney recently claimed that professional boxers striving for an undefeated record messed up the sport.

Who’s to blame?

Former four-division champion Floyd Mayweather – at least according to Haney.

“In UFC those guys fight each other, lose, fight again still equally as big, may even be bigger after a loss,” Haney recently said at The Pivot Podcast. “We can change the whole dynamic of it, but we’re not. Floyd made boxing better, but Mayweather kinda messed up the game with the undefeated is everything so guys don’t wanna fight each other they wanna keep their 0.”

Read more: Haney vs. Lomachenko – Fight Card, Start Time & How to Watch

Floyd Mayweather is 50-0 as a pro

With a flawless pro record of 50-0, there is no doubt that Floyd Mayweather is one of the best boxers to ever compete inside the ring.

However, he didn’t get there without looking after his record carefully.

During the later parts of his career, “Money” has been accused of avoiding opponents until they were past their prime, like the highly anticipated bout against eight-division world champion Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao.

The fight finally took place in 2015, arguably after both fighters were in their prime, after years of negotiations that dated back to 2010.

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