Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather

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Floyd Mayweather is a boxer and promoter. Floyd Mayweather has won 15 world championship titles and the lineal championship.

Early life

On February 24, 1977, Floyd Mayweather was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Likewise, he is 45 years old. He was born to his father Floyd Mayweather Sr. and his mother Deborah Sinclair. Therefore, his father was a former welterweight. While has was young, his father took him to the gym to train and work on his boxing. Later, as he focussed on boxing he dropped out of Ottawa Hills High School.

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Caption: Floyd Mayweather with his family. Source: Instagram

Career

In 1993, 1994, and 1996, Floyd Mayweather won the national Golden Gloves championships. Thus, his amateur career record stood at 84-8. Later, he participated in the Atlanta Olympics and won a bronze medal in the featherweight division, in 1996. He fought his first professional bout against Roberto Apodaca which he comfortably won, in the same year. His father took over as his trainer, after being released from prison, after his 14the professional fight. Finally, won his first world title, the WBC Super Featherweight (130 lb) Championship.
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Caption: Floyd Mayweather during his match. Source: Instagram

Thus, it was against the then World No 1 Super Featherweight Genaro Hernandez, in 1998. And, he became the first 1996 U.S. Olympian to win a world title. He defended his title thrice; against Carlos Rico, Justin Juuko, and Carlos Gerena, in 1999. He defended his title for the fifth time, when he defeated Gregorio Vargas, in early 2000. He appointed James Price as his manager and fired his father as his manager.  On May 26, 2011, he suffered the first knockdown of his career in a fight against Carlos Hernandez in round six.
Eventually, he won the fight in the 12th round. Thus, his last fight in the super featherweight division was against Jesus Chavez. Therefore, Chavez came into the fight with a 31-bout winning streak. He was defending his WBC super featherweight title for the 8th time. Later, his first lightweight fight was against WBC champion Jose Luis Castillo. He surprised the WBC champion by knocking him off in a 12-round game. Also, he successfully defended his WBC lightweight title over Dominican Victoriano Sosa in a 12-round bout, in April 2003. Then, he fought against WBC #1-ranked contender Phillip N’dou.

More about career

He earned The Ring’s lightweight champion and the #5-ranked best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. He made his 140-pound debut in light welterweight by defeating former titlist DeMarcus Corley, in 2004. He fought against Henry Bruseles in another WBC elimination bout, in 2005. On June 25, 2005, he bagged his third world title defeating Arturo Gatti in the ring. On April 8, 2006, he won his first IBF welterweight title defeating Zab Judah. Moving on, he fought Baldomir who had not lost a fight in eight years.
Since Roberto Durán to have captured The Ring titles in both the lightweight and welterweight divisions, he became 1st fighter. Furthermore, he captured his third lineal championship in super featherweight, lightweight and welterweight. And, he next competed against light middleweight titleholder, Oscar De la Hoya. He captured the WBC title and won the fight by a split decision in 12 rounds. On December 8, 2007, the biggest welterweight showdown was between two undefeated fighters. Soon, he finally announced his retirement from boxing.

Career highlight

Later to fight Juan Manuel Marquez, he came out of his retirement 21 months. Eventually, he fought against Shane Mosley, Manny Pacquiao, and Victor Ortiz. Against Miguel Cotto winning the match comfortably, he returned to the light-middleweight championship. Later, he return to light-middleweight was in a fight against Saúl Álvarez which he won. In a match, he won effortlessly winning back his and Maidana’s titles.
He claimed that he would defend the WBC, WBA (Super), and The Ring welterweight titles, in 2015. It was against WBA interim champion Andre Berto. After his victory, he announced his retirement. In November 2015, the WBC declared his welterweight and super welterweight titles vacant. Besides that, he was seen in the WWE No Way Out pay-per-view event. Likewise, he also served as a guest host for Raw in Las Vegas on August 24, 2009. Interestingly, he was seen in the 5th season of the reality show ‘Dancing with the Stars. The net worth of Floyd Mayweather is $450 million.

Personal life

For some time, Floyd Mayweather was in a relationship with Erica Dixon. Later, he dated Josie Harrs for 14 years and was engaged for 2 years. Also, he was in a relationship with Koraun Zion and has 3 children. Moving on, he dated Melissa Brim for 2 years from July 1998 to August 2000. Then, he dated Shantel Jackson for 8 years.

In September 2010, they were engaged and separated in April 2014. In 2008, he was in a relationship with Rozonda Thomas. Additionally, he dated Keyshia Cole. From 2012 to 2014, he dated Princess Love. Then, also was in a relationship with Doralie Medine. According to an online resource, he is engaged to his stripper girlfriend Anna Monroe.

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Caption: Floyd Mayweather with his ex-partner. Source: Instagram

Body measurement and Social media

Floyd Mayweather is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 70 kg. And, his hair is black color and his eyes in dark brown. He has an Instagram account with 28 million followers and Facebook with 15 million followers. Also, on his Twitter account, he has 7.8 million followers.