Floyd Mayweather Jr. was born on February 24, 1977. Mayweather is a former professional boxer and is currently a boxing promoter. He has won 15 major world championships, including super featherweight and light middleweight. In addition, he has won the Ring Magazine title in five weight classes and the lineal championship in four weight classes. Mayweather retired with an undefeated record. Join us as we celebrate his special day right here.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was born as Floyd Joy Sinclair into a family of boxers on February 24, 1977, in Michigan. He is the son of Floyd Mayweather Sr., a former welterweight contender. Mayweather attended Ottawa Hills High School before dropping out. Since childhood, the only profession he seriously considered was boxing. The defense techniques taught by his father and uncle led him to have fewer scars, which gained him the nickname “Pretty Boy.”
With 84 wins and eight losses, Mayweather won a bronze medal in the featherweight division at the 1996 Olympics, the U.S. national championship at featherweight, and three U.S. Golden Gloves championships for a featherweight, light flyweight, and flyweight. He won his first world title in 1998, only two years after entering professional boxing, making him the first 1996 U.S. Olympian to win a world title. By 1998, he was ranked as the “number eight-pound-for-pound” best boxer by The Ring. He defended his title three more times and continued to dominate. By the end of 2001, he was still ranked by The Ring as the number one super featherweight and number five best pound-for-pound boxer globally. In 2006, he founded his own boxing promotional firm called “Mayweather Promotions.”
Mayweather is frequently referred to as the best defensive boxer and most accurate puncher. He has a record of 26 consecutive wins in world title fights, 12 wins against former or current lineal champions, and five wins against International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees. According to Forbes, in 2018, he was the highest-paid athlete globally, with total earnings amounting to $285 million. He was admitted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the class of 2021. As of May 2021, he is ranked as the greatest boxer of all time. Known to keep his personal life away from the limelight, Mayweather has never been married. However, he has four biological children and an adopted son.
Mayweather wins a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Mayweather wins the W.B.C. Super Featherweight Championship in 1998 — his first world title.
Mayweather establishes his own boxing promotional firm called “Mayweather Promotions.”
Mayweather finally wins the ESPY award for best fighter in 2007, followed by 2013 and 2014.
Mayweather makes the Guinness World Record for most bouts undefeated by a world champion boxer in a career.
Why We Love Floyd Mayweather Jr.
It’s not about the money for Mayweather
Mayweather has repeatedly been named the wealthiest athlete. While he has been accused of boxing for money, he believes that he has already proven his mettle since he’s fought 90 fights as an amateur for free.
Mayweather’s inspiration was Mike Tyson. They were friends, and they trained at the same gym. Mayweather was inspired to work harder while watching Mike Tyson drive up in his Rolls-Royce with his diamond watches.
He’s a proponent of self-care
This boxer believes in self-care as much as he believes in working hard. He is known to get manicures, pedicures, and massages regularly.
5 Surprising Facts
He owns a boxing gym
Founded in 2017, the Mayweather Boxing and Fitness Gym combine training with technology and a workout plan for the perfect experience.
He has a record-breaking belt
Mayweather’s name is in the Guinness World Record for the most expensive boxing championship belt, worth $1 Million.
A wealthy athlete
According to Forbes, Mayweather has been listed as the highest-paid athlete globally.
As a child, Mayweather would dream of dollar signs and he used to lie in bed and say to himself that he wanted to be the richest man in the world.
Ready for anything
The world champion claims that he never watches videos of his opponents before the fight because he doesn’t like to have any expectations while training.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. FAQs
Who is the greatest boxer of all time?
The greatest boxer of all time is Muhammed Ali.
Can Floyd Mayweather Jr. read?
While he’s been accused severally of being illiterate, Mayweather can in fact read very well.
Why is Floyd Mayweather Jr. so good?
Speed, defense, and accuracy are the three attributes that have made Floyd Mayweather Jr. the boxing legend he is today.
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