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The genesis of Mayweather's greatness

Originally Published: October 10, 2011
By Diego Morilla | ESPNdeportes.com

Bouncing back from a loss can be a daunting task for any athlete in any sport. Perhaps especially so for those who don't get much practice at it.

In the case of the young fighter who walked into a Las Vegas ring exactly 15 years ago Tuesday, his previous loss had been one of the few defeats in a long and fruitful amateur career. But the victory he was about to savor would be the first in a long series of them that would include five championships in as many divisions, one of ...

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