||24 February 1977
||Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
||Floyd Mayweather, Sr. ( Father), Deborah Sinclair ( Mother)
|| Anna Monroe
|| Iyanna Mayweather, Zion Shamaree Mayweather, Jirah Mayweather, Devion Cromwell, Koraun Mayweather
||Professional Boxing Promoter and Former Professional Boxer.
Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr.is an American Boxing Promoter and Former Professional Boxer. He competed between 1996 and 2015, and made a one-fight comeback in 2017. During his career he won fifteen major world titles including The Ring in five weight classes, the lineal championship in four weight classes (twice at welterweight), and retired with an undefeated record.
Early life and Family
Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. was born Floyd Joy Sinclair on February 24, 1977, in Grand Rapids , Michigan, into a family of boxers. His father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., may be a former welterweight contender who fought Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard. His uncles Jeff and therefore the late Roger Mayweather were professional boxers, with the latter. Floyd's former trainer winning two world championships, also as fighting Hall of Famers Julio Chavez , Pernell Whitaker, and Kostya Tszyu.
Mayweather was born together with his mother's surname ,but his surname would change to Mayweather shortly thereafter. His maternal grandfather was born in Kingston, Jamaica.He attended Ottawa Hills highschool before throwing in the towel .Boxing has been a neighborhood of Mayweather's life since his childhood and he never seriously considered the other profession.
It was common for the young Mayweather to return home from school and find used heroin needles in his yard .His mother was hooked in to drugs, and he had an aunt who died from AIDS due to her drug use.The most time that his father spent with him was taking him to the gym to coach and work on his boxing, consistent with Mayweather.
While his career has been successful, we cannot say an equivalent about the boxer’s dating life. His dating life shows an array of affairs with several women.His dating life began with Erica Dixon, and shortly with Josie Harries. He dated for 14 years, from 1993-107, where the couple stayed during a live-in relationship. After their separation, he dated Melissa Brim for 2 years. He was notorious for never being committed during a relationship. Also, the boxer was caught in an affair with Shantel Jackson during the year 2006-2015.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather is reportedly engaged to his girlfriend Anna Monroe. She recently flashed what looks like an engagement ring on Instagram, after reportedly getting engaged over the weekend.While the boxer has never married, he's a father to four children, two daughters, and two sons.
Floyd Mayweather Net Worth
Floyd's total career earnings, as of this writing, top $1.1 billion in 2021.As of 2020, Floyd Mayweather's net worth is $450 million.Floyd is 5th highest-paid athlete of all time .Floyd earned more than a half billion dollars from just two fights. He earned $250 million in 2015 after fighting Manny Pacquiao. He earned $300 million fighting Conor McGregor in 2017.
Amateur boxing career
Mayweather had an amateur record of 84–8 and won national Golden Gloves championships in 1993 (at 106 lb), 1994 (at 114 lb), and 1996 (at 125 lb).He was nicknamed "Pretty Boy" by his amateur teammates because he had relatively few scars, a results of the defensive techniques that his father and uncle (Roger Mayweather) had taught him.In his orthodox defensive stance Mayweather often utilizes the shoulder roll, an old-school boxing technique during which the proper hand is held normally (or slightly above normal), the left is down round the midsection and therefore the lead shoulder is raised high on the cheek so as to hide the chin and block punches.
At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Mayweather won a trophy by reaching the semi-finals of the featherweight (57-kg)division.In the first fight, Mayweather led 10–1 on points over Bakhtiyar Tileganov of Kazakhstan, before winning when the fight was stopped. within the second fight, Mayweather outpointed Artur Gevorgyan of Armenia 16–3. within the quarterfinals, the 19-year-old Mayweather narrowly defeated 22-year-old Lorenzo Aragon of Cuba in an all-action bout to win 12–11, becoming the primary U.S boxer to defeat a Cuban in 20 years.
Professional boxing career
Mayweather won his first professional bout on October 11, 1996, when he knocked out fellow newcomer Roberto Apodaca in Round 2. Mayweather's trainer at the time was his uncle, Roger Mayweather; his father was still imprisoned after his conviction for illegal drug traffic in 1993. The latter took over as his son's trainer when he was released from prison (after Mayweather Jr.'s 14th fight - a second-round knockout of Sam Girard).From 1996 to early 1998, Mayweather won most of his fights by knockout or TKO.In 1998, within two years of entering boxing , Mayweather decisively won his first world title (the WBC super featherweight (130 lb) championship) with an eighth-round TKO of The Ring world #1-ranked super featherweight Genaro Hernández after his opponent's cornerman stopped the fight.
Mayweather became the primary 1996 U.S. Olympian to win a world title.Following his victory Mayweather's promoter Bob Arum said, "We believe our heart of hearts that Floyd Mayweather is that the successor during a line that starts with Robinson , goes to Muhammad Ali, then Sugar Ray Leonard...We believe that he epitomizes that sort of fighting".After capturing the title Mayweather defended it against contender Angel Manfredy with a TKO in round two, giving Manfredy his first defeat in four years.
Mayweather, at 27, made his 140-pound debut by defeating former titlist DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley, knocking him down twice officially in rounds eight and ten, and scoring a unanimous decision of 119–107, 119–108, and 118–108.
The fight was billed as a WBC elimination bout, with the winner earning an attempt at 140-pound champion Arturo Gatti.On January 22, 2005, Mayweather fought Henry Bruseles in another WBC elimination bout, outclassing Bruseles throughout the primary seven rounds. In round eight, Mayweather knocked Bruseles down twice and therefore the fight was stopped. Mayweather's victory made him the mandatory challenger for Gatti's WBC boxer championship.
After his fight with De La Hoya, Mayweather decided to relinquish his WBC light-middleweight championship,retaining his welterweight title. On July 28, 2007, it had been announced that Mayweather would begin of his brief retirement to fight The Ring boxer champion Ricky Hatton; the bout was promoted by De La Hoya's promotion company (Golden Boy Promotions) and Mayweather's Mayweather Promotions.
The fight was entitled "Undefeated"; it happened Immaculate Conception , 2007, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, the most important welterweight showdown between two undefeated fighters since De La Hoya met Félix Trinidad in 1999. During the run-up to their fight Mayweather claimed he was the best boxer ever: "I respect what Robinson and Ali did for the game . But i'm the best and this is often my time."
Mayweather controlled the fight from the start , knocking Hatton call at the 10th round to retain the welterweight championship.Hatton suffered a cut over his right eye in round three; from that time , his pace and movement began to slow. In round six, Hatton lost some extent for punching the rear of Mayweather's head as he was draped over the ropes.
During the tenth round, Hatton was caught by a checked left hook thrown from Mayweather's hip; after falling headfirst into the turnbuckle, he hit the ground . Hatton made it to his feet, but was dazed. Two more lefts in quick succession knocked Hatton down again, and referee Cortez stopped the fight at 1:35 of round ten.Official scorecards read 88–82, 89–81, and 89–81 at the time of stoppage, beat favor of Mayweather.After the fight, Mayweather said that Hatton was one among his toughest, longest opponents. Mayweather announced his retirement from boxing to consider his promotional company, saying he wanted Hatton to be his first client.
Retirement and Comeback
Mayweather stunned the sports world when he announced his retirement after defeating Ricky Hatton in late 2007. He returned in September 2009 and won a bout against Juan Manuel Marquez by unanimous decision, for a handbag of nearly $60 million. Eight months later, he won a 12-round unanimous decision over Shane Mosley in Las Vegas to up his professional record to 41-0.
In May 2013, Mayweather made headlines when he won a 12-round bout against Robert Guerrero during a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas , taking the WBC welterweight title. The fight bumped Mayweather's record to an undefeated 44-0 (with 26 KOs).
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