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Floyd Mayweather


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Real Name- Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Nickname(s)- Pretty Boy, Money

Weight Class(es)- Super Featherweight, Lightweight, Light Welterweight, Welterweight, Light Middleweight

Height- 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)

Reach- 72 in (183 cm)

Nationality- American

Born- Floyd Joy Sinclair, February 24 1977, Grand Rapids, Michigan U.S.

Stance- Orthodox

Boxing Record- Total fights- 50, wins- 50, wins by KO- 27, losses- 0


Floyd Mayweather Jr. is former professional boxer and an American professional boxing promoter. Mayweather competed from 1996 to 2007 and from 2009 to 2015. He also made a one fight comeback in 2017 against Conor McGregor. He has held multiple world titles during his career in five weight classes and the lineal championship in four weight classes. He retired with an undefeated record of 50-0, which is the second highest undefeated streak in the modern era of boxing after Ricardo Lopez. Mayweather won a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics in the featherweight division, three U.S. Golden Gloves championships (at the flyweight, light flyweight and featherweight division) and the U.S. national championship at featherweight.


Background

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was born into a family of boxers. His father Floyd Mayweather Sr., was a former welter weight contender who fought Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard. His uncles Jeff and Roger Mayweather were professional boxers with the latter being Floyd's former trainer.


Boxing has been a part of Mayweather's life since his childhood and he never seriously considered any other profession. "I think my grandmother saw my potential first," he said. "When I was young, I told her, 'I think I should get a job.' She said, 'No, just keep boxing.'


It was common for the young Mayweather to come home from school and find used heroin needles in his front yard.[25] His mother was addicted to drugs, and he had an aunt who died from AIDS because of her drug use. "People don't know the hell I've been through," he says. The most time that his father spent with him was taking him to the gym to train and work on his boxing, according to Mayweather. "I don't remember him ever taking me anywhere or doing anything that a father would do with a son, going to the park or to the movies or to get ice cream," he says. "I always thought that he liked his daughter (Floyd's older sister) better than he liked me because she never got whippings and I got whippings all the time."


Amateur boxing career and 1996 Olympics

Mayweather had an amateur record of 84–8 and won national Golden Gloves championships in 1993 (at 106 lb), 1994 (at 114 lb), and 1996 (at 125 lb). He was nicknamed "Pretty Boy" by his amateur teammates because he had relatively few scars, a result of the defensive techniques that his father and uncle (Roger Mayweather) had taught him.


In the first fight, Mayweather led 10–1 on points over Bakhtiyar Tileganov of Kazakhstan, before winning when the fight was stopped. In the second fight, Mayweather outpointed Artur Gevorgyan of Armenia 16–3. In the quarterfinals, the 19-year-old Mayweather narrowly defeated 22-year-old Lorenzo Aragon of Cuba in an all-action bout to win 12–11, becoming the first U.S boxer to defeat a Cuban in 20 years. The last time this occurred was the 1976 Summer Olympics, when the U.S Olympic boxing team captured five gold medals; among the recipients was Sugar Ray Leonard. In his semifinal bout against eventual silver medalist Serafim Todorov of Bulgaria, Mayweather lost by a controversial decision (similar to Roy Jones Jr.'s highly controversial decision loss to Park Si-hun at the 1988 Summer Olympics). Referee Hamad Hafaz Shouman of Egypt mistakenly raised Mayweather's hand (thinking he had won), while the decision was announced giving the bout to the Bulgarian.


Professional boxing career

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