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Mayweather wins career-defining bout

Floyd Mayweather overpowered Diego Corrales and should earn some well-deserved respect.

Updated: February 15, 2001, 4:08 PM ET
By Steve Kim | Special to ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- "I told you! I told you!"

An emotional Floyd Mayweather screamed the words as he climbed up on the ring corner just seconds after his systematic beating of Diego Corrales that helped him retain his WBC super featherweight title after the fight was stopped in the 10th round.

He told us, and the boxing world is now listening.

The same young man who disdainfully turned down a $12.5 million contract offer last year from HBO is now riding high.

Corrales was ...

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