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Floyd Mayweather Jr

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  • Nickname: Money
  • Date of Birth: 24th February 1977 (47 years old)
  • Retired: 26th August 2017 (Career length: 20 years 10 months)
  • Status: Retired
  • Nationality: USA Flag USA
  • Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Flag Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
  • Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Division: Welterweight
  • Height: 173cm
  • Reach: 183cm
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • BoxRec: Floyd Mayweather Jr
  • Debut: 11th October 1996

Biography

Born Floyd Joy Sinclair on February 24, 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Floyd Mayweather Jr. emerged from a family of boxers to become one of the most successful and controversial figures in the sport's history. With an undefeated professional record of 50-0 and multiple world championships across five weight classes, Mayweather's boxing achievements are undeniable. Despite the personal life and legal issues that have often overshadowed his accomplishments in the ring, Mayweather's resilience and determination have been a testament to his character.

Mayweather's boxing journey began at a young age, as he was trained by his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., and his uncles, Jeff and Roger Mayweather, all professional boxers. As an amateur, Mayweather won a bronze medal in the featherweight division at the 1996 Olympics and claimed three U.S. Golden Gloves championships.

Turning professional in 1996, Mayweather quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with. His exceptional hand speed, defensive skills, and ring intelligence earned him the nickname "Pretty Boy." As he progressed through the ranks, Mayweather captured world titles in the super featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, and light middleweight divisions.

Some of Mayweather's most notable victories came against top-tier opponents such as Diego Corrales, Jose Luis Castillo, Arturo Gatti, Zab Judah, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, and Manny Pacquiao. His strategic brilliance, defensive prowess, and counterpunching ability often frustrated his opponents, leading to dominant performances and cementing his status as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers of his era.

Mayweather's life has been marked by controversy and legal troubles outside the ring. He has been convicted of domestic violence and battery on multiple occasions, serving jail time in 2012. Additionally, Mayweather has faced lawsuits and has been involved in high-profile disputes with former partners and opponents.

Despite the controversies, Mayweather's impact on boxing is nothing short of monumental. His fights not only generated record-breaking pay-per-view numbers and revenue, but also reshaped the sport's landscape. His foray into boxing promotion with his company, Mayweather Promotions, and his appearances in professional wrestling and television shows have further solidified his influence and reach.

In 2017, Mayweather came out of retirement to face UFC superstar Conor McGregor in a highly-publicized crossover bout. Mayweather won by TKO in the 10th round, surpassing Rocky Marciano's record and securing his 50th professional victory. Since then, he has participated in exhibition bouts, maintaining his presence in boxing.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s legacy in boxing is unparalleled success and dominance. His technical skills, defensive mastery, and business acumen have made him a sports legend. However, his personal life and controversies have often overshadowed his achievements. As he continues to make headlines even in retirement, Mayweather remains one of the most talked-about and polarizing figures in boxing history.