[FIGHT BIO] Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. | The Best Ever

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Who Is Floyd Mayweather?

Floyd Joy Mayweather is widely considered among the best boxers to ever live. Born Floyd Joy Sinclair on February 24th, 1977 in Michigan. Floyd was given his mother’s maiden name but later changed it to Mayweather.

He comes from a family of boxers who also use to fight professionally.

One of them being his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr.

Mayweather has three nicknames: “Pretty Boy”, “Money”, and “TBE” (The Best Ever).

The nickname “Pretty Boy” was given to him in his amateur career because he hardly had any scars, which is rare.

Mayweather started boxing at the age of 7 in 1984.

His father, Floyd Sr., and uncle, Roger Mayweather, taught him most of what he knows today about boxing.

A Few of Mayweather Accomplishments:

  1. He had an amateur record of 84 wins and 8 losses, going on to win the Golden Glove Championship in 1993 (age 16), 1994 (age 17), and 1996 (age 19)
  2. BWAA (Boxing Writers Association of America) and The Ring Magazine named Mayweather Fighter of the Year
  3. ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award) named him Best Fighter in 2007, 2010, 2012, and 2014
  4. In 2016, ESPN ranked Floyd as the best pound-for-pound fighter of the last 25 years
  5. According to BoxRec, Floyd is the best pound-for-pound boxer of all time

Floyd’s many accomplishments certainly solidify the argument that he’s the best boxer to ever live.

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Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather

Floyd never had an easy upbringing, constantly moving to different areas.

His father was involved in drug dealing to provide for his family and was never around much apart from when he was boxing.

He also lived with his mother in New Jersey for a while, but it wasn’t the best situation because both his mother and his aunt were drug addicts.

Floyd was eventually sent to live with his grandmother to provide a safer environment.

His grandmother encouraged him to keep boxing because she believed he would be the best.

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What’s Floyd Mayweather’s Net Worth?

Floyd is the richest boxer to ever live. He has a net worth of $560 million but made over $1.1 billion throughout his whole career. Mayweather owns many properties and even has his own strip club called “Girl Collection.”

His goal is to get to a valuation of $1 billion from all his businesses and properties.

Mayweather appeared on WWE and Dancing With The Stars, recorded his own rap song, and even bought a boxing gym.

Further increasing his wealth.

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How Floyd Mayweather Spends His Millions?

Floyd isn’t shy about spending his money and is often seen with massive stacks of cash on his social media which he splurges on cars, private jets, houses, jewelry, and even has his own candy shop in his $25 million LA Mansion.

Mayweather also puts a lot of money back into his businesses.

Here are a few things Floyd Mayweather spends his money on:

ItemPrice
The Billionaire Watch$19 million
Tickets to his own fight for his friends$605 thousand
Betting on one football game$220 thousand
Koenigsegg Supercar$4.7 million
New clothes$6,500 / year
Bentley golf cart$20 thousand
Private chef$1000 / meal
Haircuts$1000 / cut
Jewelry Spree in Beverly Hills$5.3 million
Diamond iPod case$50 thousand
How Floyd Mayweather Spends His Money

Floyd owns around 100 different cars and about 40 high-end watches.

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Is Floyd Mayweather Retired?

Mayweather has retired about 4 times in his career but keeps coming back to compete. Mayweather retired for the final time in 2017 after fighting Conor McGregor on the 26th of August. Whether this retirement is final, who knows.

He devoted his entire life to the sport of boxing but spends a lot of his time now expanding his real estate portfolio.

Floyd is still involved in boxing, coaching many of his Mayweather Promotions (TMT) fighters like Gervonta Davis and Danny Gonzalez, who passed away in 2020.

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What Is Floyd Mayweather’s Record?

Mayweather has never lost a fight in his professional career. He is the most dominant fighter to ever step foot in the ring.

He has a record of 50-0.

27 of which he won by knockout and 23 by decision.

Let’s look at some of Floyd Mayweather’s most memorable fights:

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Floyd Mayweather Vs Manny Pacquiao

Mayweather and Pacquiao fought in Paradise, Nevada on the 2nd of May, 2015.

It was a very close fight, both boxers were fast and extremely competitive in the ring.

Mayweather fought very defensively, while Manny kept coming at him with aggressive offensive.

Floyd kept his composer, defending against the ropes and fighting off his back foot.

Pacquiao managed to get a shot through in round 4 which hurt Mayweather recovered from quite quickly.

Manny kept trying to land his heavy shots but struggled to deal with Mayweather’s defensive strategy.

Mayweather was winning the rounds by just 1 or 2 points.

The fight went to a decision after the 12th round, giving Mayweather the win by Unanimous Decision.

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Floyd Mayweather Vs Manny Pacquiao

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Floyd Mayweather Vs Canelo Alvarez

Floyd fought Canelo on September 14th, 2013 in Paradise, Nevada.

The fight was scheduled for 12 rounds.

Mayweather dominated Canelo, landing great punches and keeping Canelo on the defense.

Mayweather’s rolling shoulder technique kept him safe from Alvarez’s attacks

Floyd used his very effective counter-punching to come back at Canelo.

Mayweather won the fight by Majority Decision, making his record 45-0.

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Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez

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Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGreggor

The big money, crossover fight between Mayweather and McGregor happened on August 26th, 2017 in Paradise, Nevada.

Conor came out aggressively towards Mayweather, landing some great counter-punches.

Mayweather started countering with his own defensive strategy.

The first few rounds were tough for both fighters.

Conor started fatiguing later in the fight, giving Mayweather the opportunity to hurt him.

Floyd won the fight in the 10th round by TKO, bringing his professional record to a mind-blowing 50-0.

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Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor

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Floyd Mayweather’s Profile

Born24 February 1977
NationalityAmerican
DivisionSuper Featherweight
Lightweight
Light welterweight
Welterweight
Light Middleweight
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight70kg
Reach72 in (183 cm)
Debut11 October 1996

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Floyd Mayweather’s Professional Record

WhenOpponentResult
11 October 1996Roberto ApodacaWin (TKO)
30 November 1996 Reggie SandersWin (UD)
18 January 1997Jerry CooperWin (TKO)
1 February 1997 Edgar AyalaWin (TKO)
12 March 1997Kino RodriguezWin (TKO)
12 April 1997Bobby GiepertWin (TKO)
9 May 1997Tony DuranWin (TKO)
14 June 1997 Larry O’ShieldsWin (UD)
12 July 1997Jesus Roberto ChavezWin (TKO)
6 September 1997Louie LeijaWin (TKO)
14 October 1997Felipe GarciaWin (KO)
20 November 1997Angelo NuñezWin (TKO)
9 January 1998 Hector ArroyoWin (TKO)
28 February 1998Sam GirardWin (KO)
23 March 1998Miguel MeloWin (TKO)
18 April 1998Gustavo CuelloWin (UD)
14 June 1998Tony PepWin (UD)
3 October 1998Genaro HernándezWin (RTD)
19 December 1998Angel ManfredyWin (TKO)
17 February 1999Carlos RiosWin (UD)
22 May 1999 Justin JuukoWin (KO)
11 September 1999Carlos GerenaWin (RTD)
18 March 2000Gregorio VargasWin (UD)
21 October 2000Emanuel AugustusWin (TKO)
20 January 2001Diego CorralesWin (TKO)
26 May 2001Carlos HernándezWin (UD)
10 November 2001Jesús ChávezWin (RTD)
20 April 2002José Luis CastilloWin (UD)
7 December 2002José Luis CastilloWin (UD)
19 April 2003Victoriano SosaWin (UD)
1 November 2003Phillip N’douWin (TKO)
22 May 2004DeMarcus CorleyWin (UD)
22 January 2005Henry BruselesWin (TKO)
25 June 2005Arturo GattiWin (RTD)
19 November 2005Sharmba MitchellWin (TKO)
8 April 2006Zab JudahWin (UD)
4 November 2006Carlos BaldomirWin (UD)
5 May 2007Oscar De La HoyaWin (ST)
8 December 2007Ricky HattonWin (TKO)
19 September 2009Juan Manuel MárquezWin (UD)
1 May 2010Shane MosleyWin (UD)
17 September 2011Victor OrtizWin (KO)
5 May 2012Miguel CottoWin (UD)
4 May 2013 Robert GuerreroWin (UD)
14 September 2013Canelo ÁlvarezWin (MD)
3 May 2014Marcos MaidanaWin (MD)
13 September 2014 Marcos MaidanaWin (UD)
2 May 2015Manny PacquiaoWin (UD)
12 September 2015Andre BertoWin (UD)
26 August 2017Conor McGregorWin (TKO)

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