Did Floyd Mayweather ever fight at Madison Square Garden?
Floyd Mayweather spent well over two decades running through the competition. With a spotless 50-0 record, Mayweather hung up his gloves as arguably the greatest fighter ever. But while the former five-division world champion was both flawless and captivating to watch in the ring, he never laced ’em up in Madison Square Garden in New York City.
In 1996, after settling for what many believed was a bogus Olympic bronze medal, Mayweather made his debut at Texas Station Casino, in Las Vegas, NV. He would go on to pick up a second-round stoppage win over Roberto Apodaca.
Where did Floyd Mayweather spend the bulk of his career fighting?
Following the victory, Mayweather fought in various arenas. As his career reached its apex, Vegas became his official home. Mayweather spent the last 15 fights of his career swapping fists with the opposition in Sin City. From his 2006 unanimous decision win against Zab Judah to his 10th round stoppage win over Conor McGregor, Mayweather enjoyed plenty of success in his adopted hometown.
The closest Mayweather ever came to actually fighting in Madison Square Garden, came from the days in which he fought in Atlantic City in New Jersey.
With Mayweather’s career done and over with, the only chance New Yorkers have of watching him live will be if he decides to hold an exhibition contest. Even then, the chances are slim that he’ll choose Madison Square Garden.