Floyd Mayweather Age, Career, Controversy, Net Worth and Full Bio
Floyd Mayweather Jr (born February 24, 1977) is a professional boxer who finished his career as an undefeated champion. His real name was Floyd Joy Sinclair. Before turning professional Floyd stand out on the boxing platform when he won the Olympic bronze model and the American Golden Globe medal. Floyd Mayweather started his career in 1996 and won over fifteen major titles before retiring in 2015. However, he did make a comeback in 2017 for one Exhibition match and in 2021 for another exhibition match against popular YouTuber Logan Paul.
Floyd also won four lineal championships and twice won the welterweight championship and retired with an incredible undefeated record. This record has made Floyd Mayweather the biggest boxing legend in the history of sports. Mayweather won his first title as a super featherweight in 1998, later gathering titles in four other weight classes while he was never beaten in any match.
Floyd Mayweather was born in Grand Rapids Michigan. He was born into the world of boxers and his father was Floyd Mayweather Sr who was the legend in the Welterweight division himself whereas his uncle Jeff Mayweather was also a professional boxer. His father acquainted Mayweather with the gym and training soon after he began strolling, holding his little youngster before speed sacks at whenever they visited. Before long, Mayweather was boxing at anything that came in his view. At 7 years old he was given the gift of his first boxing gloves.
However, Floyd Jr was slacking on his boxing and wanted to get a job however his grandmother was always forcing him to box. Regarding his family, Floyd’s mom was addicted to drugs which impacted his early life as a child. He used to do boxing to take his mind out of his family struggles but later he voluntarily took up his father’s last name and took boxing seriously. Floyd finally decided to pursue a career in the path of Professional Boxing.
Floyd’s family was very dysfunctional so he constantly used to practice boxing to take his mind out and find inner peace. He was quick and had a proper defensive technique which prohibited him from taking punches. As his face did not have any scars other people used to call him Pretty Boy. However quickly Floyd Mayweather showed his metal in the ring and won Golden Gloves in 1993, 1994, and 1996. As an Amateur he completed 84-6, Mayweather’s pre-professional boxing career finished on an unpleasant note. At the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, he lost a questionable decision from the judge to Bulgaria’s Serafim Todorov and had to make do with a bronze medal.
On 1996, October 11, Floyd Mayweather became a pro boxer. Mayweather started to win him every fight easily. His father trained him and became his manager when he was released from prison. Just two years after turning PRO Floyd defeated Genaro Hernandez to win his first super featherweight title. His profession incredibly sped up significantly started in 2000, when Mayweather left on a seven-year undefeated streak that had many boxing fans talking over him as one of the game’s greatest greats. In 2002, Floyd Mayweather jumped a weight class four times to WBC lightweight. where he won the title. He also won super lightweight in 2005 and also the welterweight title in 2006. Finally, in 2007 he won WBC super Welterweight by defeating champion Oscar De La Hoya.
In late 2007, Mayweather shocked the game’s world when he reported his retirement subsequent to beating Ricky Hatton. He returned in September 2009 and won an exhibition match against Juan Manuel Marquez by unanimous decision, for winning almost $60 million. After eight months, he won a 12-round decision against Shane Mosley in Las Vegas to extend his undefeated record to 41-0.
Floyd Mayweather has never been married but he did have a girlfriend. However, he got into quite a problem after being sentenced to prison for domestic violence and harassments charge against his girlfriend Josie Harris. Despite his family problems, Floyd has always been a very good father. He has 4 children two daughters and two sons. His children’s name is Zion, Iyanna, Jirah, and Devion.
Koraun Mayweather is the eldest child of Mayweather’s kids, it is believed that he doesn’t have a decent connection with his dad. Their association was weakened by Mayweather’s conduct with Josie Harris, Koraun’s mom. It was Koraun who was only 11 years of age who saw his father hitting his mother and educated the police. Albeit the two appear to be getting close now.
Floyd Mayweather is a popular boxing player and finished his career as an undefeated champion of 41-0. He has accumulated tons of wealth and money from his pro boxing career as well as from his exhibition boxing matches along the way. He earns up to $30 million per boxing match Currently, he has a net worth of approximately $1.2 billion as of 2021.
- Floyd Mayweather’s mother was addicted to drug habit and his aunt died due to AIDS from the use of an unsterilized syringe.
- His wife also due to drug overdose and mix drug toxicity.
- Floyd Mayweather finished his career as an undefeated champion and the record of 41-0.
- Mayweather was sentenced to prison for domestic violence and harassment.
- As of 2021, Floyd Mayweather has a net worth of approximately $1.2 billion.