Floyd Mayweather Jr. is an American former boxer and professional boxing promoter. He is considered one of the best boxers of time. His main career was between 1995 to 2015, then he went retirement, though sometimes he made appearances in the boxing ring.
He has won and held so many titles and dominated the boxing world. Mayweather won 15 major world championship titles from Super Featherweight to Light Middleweight.
Mayweather is very popular among his fans. He was titled the fighter of the decade by the BWAA. He is the best defender in the boxing universe.
Here made an article on Mayweather. We will talk about his early life, his career, his personal life, his net worth, and some other fact that you may enjoy.
So, let’s started and see the life history of Mayweather.
Floyd Mayweather’s Early Life:
Floyd Joy Mayweather was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 24, 1977. He was born to a boxer family, and it was destined that one day he will become the world’s most powerful boxer. Mayweather’s father was Floyd Mayweather Sr. who was a former welterweight contender. Two of his uncle was professional boxers, Jeff and Roger Mayweather, who helped Mayweather to win the world championship.
Mayweather always wanted to be a boxer from his childhood. He never looked for a second option. In an interview, he said that “I think my grandmother saw my potential first. When I was young, I told her, ‘I think I should get a job.’ She said, ‘No, just keep boxing”.
Mayweather took his primary education from Ottawa Hills High School. But he didn’t complete his education and became a dropout. Mayweather grew up with a sister. Childhood wasn’t a good time. His mother was heroin-addicted and his father used to sell drugs. He didn’t have good relationships with his father.
In interviews, he said that the only time he gets to sees and talks with his father is when he takes Mayweather to the gym. Though his father denied the fact and said they were pretty close and raised his son with every good stuff.
Mayweather’s Amateur Career:
Mayweather had an astonishing begging career. Before coming into professional boxing, Mayweather already had a lot of trophies and wins in his bag. Mayweather won a total of 84 matches and lose 8 matches in his early career. He won the Golden Gloves Championship four times, in 1993 at 106 lb, 1994 at 114 lb, and 1996 at 125 lb. He was very good at defense.
Later in professional boxing, the defense technique helps him a lot. He learned those amazing defense tricks and method from father and his uncle. Mayweather used known as the pretty boy by his fellow boxing partners. Cause he had relatively very fewer scars than others, credit goes to his father and uncle teaching.
Mayweather participated in the 1990 Olympics. He reached the semi-final but lost the fight against Bulgaria’s Serafim Simeonov Todorov. That earned him a bronze medal. But there was so much controversy about the match. The US team manager protested about the judge’s decision, anyway that didn’t help to win him back. Later in the final Todorov lost to Thailand boxer Somluck Kamsing.
Mayweather’s Professional Career:
Mayweather earned his first professional boxing winning in 1996, he won the game by knock out Roberto Apodaca in Round 2. At that time Mayweather’s trainer was his uncle and his father was in prison for illegal drug trafficking. After coming back from prison his father started to train his sons once again. Mayweather got praised in his early professional career from all around the boxing world.
An ESPN commentator said that “Emanuel Steward was quoted as saying there have been very few who have been more talented than this kid. He will probably win two or three world championships. I think he will go on to be the best ever”.
In 1998, Mayweather won his first world title the WBC Super Featherweight. He won the title by defeating Genaro Hernández The Ringworld number 1 ranked super featherweight. After lost against Mayweather, Hernández said, “He defeated me, he is quick, smart and I always knew he had the speed. I give him respect. He is a true champ”. In 1996, Mayweather becomes the first US Olympian to win a world title.
In 1998, Mayweather was ranked number 8 in the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world by the Ring. He continuously dominated the featherweight division and defend his title three times. The second was against Carlos Rios, Mayweather win the game by anonymous decision. And the third time, Justin Juuko, he is was won by knockout.
In early 2000, Mayweather starting to having a bad relationship with his father. Though they never spoke about it. At that time Mayweather fired his father as his manager job and replace him with James Prince. This got worse, in 2004, Mayweather took the trainer job from his father. On that event, Mayweather said that “In a 2004 interview Mayweather said that although he loves his father, he had a better chemistry with Roger because his father had put too much pressure on him to be perfect”.
Mayweather was selected as the World Boxing Council Boxer of the Year in 2005 and 2007. He got the ESPN fighter of the year title in 2007. He was ranked number 14 highest-paid athletic celebrity by Forbes. By Yahoo Sports, Mayweather was ranked number 6 most powerful people in boxing.
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Floyd Mayweather’s Net Worth:
Mayweather was one of the highest-paid athletes of all time. He is the sixth and athletic whose career earning reached more than 1 billion dollars. His main source of income is boxing, endorsement, and businesses. He made a large amount of money from his career. Total earning is more than a billion dollars. According to networthcelebrity.com, his current net worth is about 450 million dollars.
in 2015, Mayweather earned 250 million dollars from the fight against Manny Pacquiao. And in the fight against Conor McGregor, Mayweather made 300 million dollars, in 2017. He earned 50 million dollars for beating Robert Guerrero in 2013. He earned 75 million dollars for fighting against Saul Alvarez in 2014. In his last fight with the YouTuber, Logan Paul made him 35 million dollars.
From his first 15 matches, Mayweather earned about 2 million dollars. For appearing in WWE’s WrestleMania XXIV, Mayweather made 20 million dollars. He earned about 25 million dollars by selling merchandise.
Mayweather owns luxurious cars and property. He owns two mansions in Las Vegas, one is worth about 10.5 million dollars and another one price is about 9.5 million dollars. In Beverly Hills, he has another mansion which cost him about 25.5 dollars. Mayweather also owns a Boxing Club in Vegas and a strip club called Girls Collection in Vegas.
Mayweather lives in Las Vegas. He has five children, one of them is adopted. He had three children with former reality tv star Josie Harris and one with television star Melissa Brim. Mayweather is now dating Anna Monroe, his business partner of strip club Girls Collection. Mayweather loves rap songs. He recorded a song in 2008 called “yep”.
Floyd Mayweather is an inspiration for today’s boxers. He had a very difficult life before becoming a professional boxer. He leaves every difficulty behind and only follows his goal. And now we have The Floyd Mayweather. So, never give up and follow your dreams.