Floyd Mayweather is on the top of many “best pound-for-pound fighter of all time” lists. The undefeated boxer recently displayed what some fans perceived as some memory loss. He met with rising ring star Jose Zepeda. Zepeda said he sparred with Mayweather once. Floyd didn’t remember the interaction.
Mayweather recently addressed his possible memory issue while speaking to the media. Money told the media that the sparring session might not have been that memorable. He does acknowledge, though, that memory loss may be an issue. He said that it runs in his family.
“It was some little fighter talking about, who was he? (Jose Zepeda) He sparred with me. Okay, well, my thing is this, I’m proud of him for his victory. But if you’ve done something spectacular, when you sparred with me, I’m going to remember you. Now, I’m human and one thing that we can’t play with is memory loss.
My grandmother died from it, my uncle Roger died from it. My daddy’s going through it so I’m only human, so if can I have a little memory loss, it’s possible.”
Even without the genetic predisposition, Floyd Mayweather takes part in a sport that is known to cause traumatic brain injuries. While he is one of the greatest defensive fighters of all time, he still takes his share of shots when he fights. The violent nature of boxing coupled with a possible genetic link to memory loss is certainly going to raise red flags.
Floyd Mayweather carries a professional boxing record of 50 wins and 0 losses with 27 wins coming by knockout. His most recent fight was with MMA superstar Conor McGregor, which he won by TKO in the 10th round. He has been a world champion in several weight classes.
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