Floyd Joy Mayweather: He was born on Floyd Joy Sinclair February 24, 1977. He is an American boxing promoter and former boxer. He currently owns a team in the NASCAR Cup Series named The Money Team Racing.
As a professional boxer he competed between 1996 and 2017, retiring with an undefeated record and winning fifteen major world championships from super featherweight to light middleweight.
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Floyd Mayweather Biography
Mayweather was born Floyd Joy Sinclair on February 24, 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, into a family of boxers. His father, Floyd May-weather Sr., is a former welterweight contender who fought Hall of Farmer Sugar Ray Leonard.
His uncles Jeff and the late Roger May-weather were professional boxers, with the latter—Floyd’s former trainer—winning two world championships, as well as fighting Hall of Farmers Julio Cesar Chavez, Parnell Whitaker, and Toasty Tszyu.
May-weather was born with his mother’s last name, but his last name would change to May-weather shortly thereafter.
His maternal grandfather was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He attended Ottawa Hills High School before dropping out.
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.
During the 1980 May-weather lived in the Hiram Square neighbourhood of New Brunswick, New Jersey, where his mother had relatives
When people see what I have now, they have no idea of where I came from and how I didn’t have anything growing up.
Floyd Mayweather boxing career
Floyd won his first professional bout on October 11, 1996, when he knocked out fellow newcomer Roberto Apodaca in Round 2.
May-weather’s trainer at the time was his uncle, Roger May-weather; his father was still imprisoned after his conviction for illegal drug trafficking in 1993.
The latter took over as his son’s trainer when he was released from prison (after May-weather Jr.’s 14th fight—a second-round knockout of Sam Girard). From 1996 to early 1998, May-weather won most of his fights by knockout or TKO.
Early in his pro career, May-weather received praise from all corners of the boxing world and was touted as a pugilistic prodigy. During his fight with Tony Duran the ESPN commentator remarked, “Emmanuel 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”.
IBHOF trainer and commentator Gil Clancy commented before May-weather’s ninth professional fight (against Jesus Chavez), “I thought that Floyd May-weather was the outstanding pro prospect in the entire Olympic games.
- 1993 Michigan State Golden Gloves Champion, 106 Lbs
- 1993 National Golden Gloves Champion, 106 Lbs
- 1994 Michigan State Golden Gloves Champion, 112 Lbs
- 1994 National Golden Gloves Champion, 112 Lbs; Outstanding Boxer Award
- 1995 National PAL Champion, 125 Lbs; Outstanding Boxer Award
- 1995 United States national amateur boxing featherweight champions, 125 Lbs
- 1995 Competed at Featherweight at the World Amateur Boxing Championships
- 1996 Michigan State Golden Gloves Champion, 125 Lbs
- 1996 National Golden Gloves Champion, 125 Lbs
- 1996 Qualified as a Featherweight for the United States Olympic Team
- 1996 Atlanta Olympics Featherweight Bronze medallist
- 1998 and 2007 International Boxing Award Fighter of the Year
- 1998 and 2007 The Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year
- 2002 World Boxing Hall of Fame Fighter of the Year
- 2005 and 2007 World Boxing Council Boxer of the Year
- 2005–08 The Ring ‘number one’ pound for pound
- 2007 Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year
- 2007 ESPN Fighter of the Year.
Floyd Physical Appearance
|Height||in centimeters- 170 cm in meters- 1.70 m in Feet Inches- 5′ 7”|
|Weight||in Kilograms- 70 kg in Pounds- 154 lbs|
|Body Measurements||– Chest: 40 Inches – Waist: 31 Inches – Biceps: 14.5 Inches|
Floyd Net Worth
His Net Worth is around 450 million.