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Floyd Mayweather Stops Genero Hernandez This Day October 3, 1998
Mayweather wins the super featherweight crown
Floyd Mayweather Jr 130 lbs
Genaro Hernandez 130 lbs
RTD at 3:00 in round 8 of 12
Location: Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Referee: Jay Nady
Judge: Bob Logist 80-72
Judge: Chuck Giampa 79-73
Judge: Terry Smith 79-73
World Boxing Council Super Featherweight Title (4th defense by Hernandez)
Entering the fight, Mayweather was 17-0 with 13 KOs and Hernandez was 38-1-1 with 17 KOs. Hernandez’s only loss was to Oscar De La Hoya at lightweight.
Mayweather dominated the fight and Hernandez’s corner stopped the fight after the eighth round.
Mayweather was the first of the 1996 U.S. Olympians to become a world champion.
Mayweather landed 221 of 412 punches (54 percent), and Hernandez connected on 103 of 314 (33 percent).
Hernandez retired after this bout.
When Hernandez died of cancer at age 45 in June of 2011, Mayweather paid for his funeral.