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:
- 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)
- BWAA (Boxing Writers Association of America) and The Ring Magazine named Mayweather Fighter of the Year
- ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award) named him Best Fighter in 2007, 2010, 2012, and 2014
- In 2016, ESPN ranked Floyd as the best pound-for-pound fighter of the last 25 years
- 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 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:
|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|
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 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 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’s Profile
|Born||24 February 1977|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
|Debut||11 October 1996|
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Floyd Mayweather’s Professional Record
|11 October 1996||Roberto Apodaca||Win (TKO)|
|30 November 1996||Reggie Sanders||Win (UD)|
|18 January 1997||Jerry Cooper||Win (TKO)|
|1 February 1997||Edgar Ayala||Win (TKO)|
|12 March 1997||Kino Rodriguez||Win (TKO)|
|12 April 1997||Bobby Giepert||Win (TKO)|
|9 May 1997||Tony Duran||Win (TKO)|
|14 June 1997||Larry O’Shields||Win (UD)|
|12 July 1997||Jesus Roberto Chavez||Win (TKO)|
|6 September 1997||Louie Leija||Win (TKO)|
|14 October 1997||Felipe Garcia||Win (KO)|
|20 November 1997||Angelo Nuñez||Win (TKO)|
|9 January 1998||Hector Arroyo||Win (TKO)|
|28 February 1998||Sam Girard||Win (KO)|
|23 March 1998||Miguel Melo||Win (TKO)|
|18 April 1998||Gustavo Cuello||Win (UD)|
|14 June 1998||Tony Pep||Win (UD)|
|3 October 1998||Genaro Hernández||Win (RTD)|
|19 December 1998||Angel Manfredy||Win (TKO)|
|17 February 1999||Carlos Rios||Win (UD)|
|22 May 1999||Justin Juuko||Win (KO)|
|11 September 1999||Carlos Gerena||Win (RTD)|
|18 March 2000||Gregorio Vargas||Win (UD)|
|21 October 2000||Emanuel Augustus||Win (TKO)|
|20 January 2001||Diego Corrales||Win (TKO)|
|26 May 2001||Carlos Hernández||Win (UD)|
|10 November 2001||Jesús Chávez||Win (RTD)|
|20 April 2002||José Luis Castillo||Win (UD)|
|7 December 2002||José Luis Castillo||Win (UD)|
|19 April 2003||Victoriano Sosa||Win (UD)|
|1 November 2003||Phillip N’dou||Win (TKO)|
|22 May 2004||DeMarcus Corley||Win (UD)|
|22 January 2005||Henry Bruseles||Win (TKO)|
|25 June 2005||Arturo Gatti||Win (RTD)|
|19 November 2005||Sharmba Mitchell||Win (TKO)|
|8 April 2006||Zab Judah||Win (UD)|
|4 November 2006||Carlos Baldomir||Win (UD)|
|5 May 2007||Oscar De La Hoya||Win (ST)|
|8 December 2007||Ricky Hatton||Win (TKO)|
|19 September 2009||Juan Manuel Márquez||Win (UD)|
|1 May 2010||Shane Mosley||Win (UD)|
|17 September 2011||Victor Ortiz||Win (KO)|
|5 May 2012||Miguel Cotto||Win (UD)|
|4 May 2013||Robert Guerrero||Win (UD)|
|14 September 2013||Canelo Álvarez||Win (MD)|
|3 May 2014||Marcos Maidana||Win (MD)|
|13 September 2014||Marcos Maidana||Win (UD)|
|2 May 2015||Manny Pacquiao||Win (UD)|
|12 September 2015||Andre Berto||Win (UD)|
|26 August 2017||Conor McGregor||Win (TKO)|
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