Floyd Mayweather | Bio, Childhood, Career, & More

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Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a boxing super-champion considered to be one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in modern history. Mayweather was not only a king in the ring, but he was also very interesting out of it, bringing a lot of controversy and criticism on himself.

Floyd Mayweather had an impeccable boxing career with not one loss, and he was also able to bring a lot of hype to all his matches. He is one of the first boxers that understood both the sport and the business side of it.

Early Life

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1997. He came from a boxing family with both Floyd Sr. his father, and Jeff Mayweather his uncle being successful professional boxers. His other uncle, Roger, was also a boxing champion in different categories.


Ever since he was young, he was taught boxing by his father and at the age of 7, he started training seriously. His father had a period where he was dealing drugs and he also went to prison while his mother had a history of drug abuse.

Career

All the troubles at home made Mayweather work on his boxing even harder and spend a lot of time in the gym. In 1993, 1994, and 1996 he earned the national Golden Gloves title and earned the nickname “Pretty Boy”, as nobody touched his face in the ring. He ended his amateur career with an 84–6 record.

In 1996, he became a pro and throughout his whole professional career, he didn’t lose a single match, having 50 victories, 26 of which were knockouts. In 1998, he earned his first world title and from 2000 to 2007, he switched several categories and won several new titles.

He retired in 2007 but came back in 2009 and in 2013 he came back to win the WBC welterweight title once again. In 2015 he defeated Manny Pacquiao and in 2017 he defeated Conor McGregor to round up his 50th victory and retire once again.

In the News

Floyd Mayweather Jr like his father was violent outside of the ring as well. Over the years he pilled several domestic violence charges, settlements, and was sued for defamation by his ex-girlfriend. In 2018, he was forced to pay a settlement after not disclosing payments which were accepted by issuers of initial coin offerings for his cryptocurrency.

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