Floyd Mayweather, or should I say Floyd Money Mayweather is arguably the greatest boxer to ever live with the undisputed record of 50 wins and 0 losses.
Mayweather is deemed the villain of the boxing world as he always plays the bad guy character in his press conferences and pretends to be cocky.
Floyd has won 15 world titles in boxing, and he was also named the ‘Greatest boxer of the Decade’ in the 2010s.
Mr. Money is widely known in the boxing ring for his defensive boxing capabilities and accurate and quick strikes.
Furthermore, Mayweather is also famous for being a rich guy. He is listed as the richest and highest-paid athlete, giving him the title Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.
Floyd has been on and off with his boxing career after frequent retirement, but the good news is we will soon see the champ in the ring again on June 6th.
Mayweather is set to fight Logan Paul, who is a Youtuber, in an Exhibition match.
Let’s look at some facts about Floyd before we get deeper into this article.
|Full name||Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr.|
|Date of birth||February 24, 1977|
|Age||44 Years Old|
|Birthplace||Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.|
|Education||Ottawa Hills High School|
|Father’s name||Floyd Mayweather Sr.|
|Mother’s name||Deborah Sinclair|
|Height||5 feet and 8 inches|
|Girlfriends||Shantel Jackson, Josie Harris, Melissa Brim|
|Children||Iyanna Mayweather, Zion Shamaree Mayweather, Jirah Mayweather, Devion Cromwell, Koraun Mayweather|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||$450 Million|
|Siblings||Justin Mayweather Jones, Fannie Orr, Fatimah Mayweather, Deltricia Tawanna Howard|
|Total Wins||50 (27 Knockouts)|
|Nickname||Money, The Best Ever, Pretty boy|
|Salary||$100 Million Per fight|
|Social Media||Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube|
|Debut year||October 11, 1996|
|Merch||Signed Sports Illustrated, Signed Glove, Autographed Trunk|
|Last Update||June, 2021|
Floyd Mayweather: Age, Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Floyd recently turned 44 Years Old.
Mr. Money is comparatively a small boxer standing at 5 feet 8 inches. Despite being small, he still manages to dominate his opponents.
Similarly, Mayweather weighs about 68 kilograms.
Furthermore, he has a very athletic body, as we would expect from the greatest boxer ever.
Floyd Mayweather has a body measurement of 40-31-14.5.
Moving onto Floyd’s physical appearance, he has black hair with dark brown eyes.
Earlier in his career, he was bald, but recently, he went through a hair transplant surgery and got his hair.
Floyd Mayweather: Nationality, Ethnicity, and Horoscope
Mayweather is an American citizen.
Similarly, he belongs to a black ethnic background.
Furthermore, Floyd is a Pisces. Pisces are known to be very generous and creative.
Floyd Mayweather: Early Life
Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. was born on February 24th of 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
He was born to his father Floyd Mayweather Sr. and his mother, Deborah Sinclair.
Floyd was brought up in a boxing family as his father and uncles were also former boxers.
Mayweather grew up with the mindset of a boxer, and he was trained and watched over by his father.
Floyd Mayweather Sr. mentored him and make him polish his boxing skills since his early days.
Floyd grew up alongside his brothers and sisters. It was not an easy life for him as he has now.
It was tough for Floyd while growing up, and they struggled to live a proper life. Around the mid-1980s, when Floyd was just 9 years old.
He lived with his mother and relatives in the Hiram Square neighborhood of New Brunswick, New Jersey.
They (seven people) used to sleep in one bedroom, and it was rough, uncomfortable, and congested, but he didn’t complain and kept honing his skills because he believed that one day he would be successful.
With all that problem already, one of the major problems in his early childhood was his mother’s drug addiction.
When he returned from school, he used to find drug needles in their front yard. As for his father, he wasn’t really a big part of Floyd’s life except for the boxing aspect.
Floyd stated in an interview that his father never did what a normal father would do for their kids; all his father did was to train him and push him forward with boxing.
Despite his parents not really being the ideal parents, he had his grandmother. He was very close to his grandmother and spent most of his time with his grandmother.
She was the one who saw potential in Floyd and always motivated him that one day he will be successful.
Floyd schooled at the Ottawa Hills High School in Michigan.
There is no further information about his other educational qualifications.
Floyd Mayweather: Personal Life
Mayweather has a very cocky personality in the ring and leads up to the fight, but he is also a very inspiring person.
He is a good example for people who climb their way from nothing to greatness.
Floyd is known for his spending habit and how he owns so many luxurious items that we can only dream of.
Mayweather owns around 100 cars which consist of cars like Rolls Royce, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari, etc.
Moreover, he also has a huge watch collection.
Out of all the watches he owns, he loves his diamond-studded ‘Billionaire’ watch that he bought for a total of $18 Million.
He also owns a private jet as well.
Floyd Mayweather: Career
Trained and mentored by his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr, he had already become a force to reckon with just in his teenage years.
Floyd began boxing around the early 1990s, and by 1993, he had the amateur record of 84 wins to 4 losses.
In 1993, he won the golden gloves championship.
Due to his extraordinary defensive skills, he barely was ever hurt or even scratched.
This led him to get nicknamed the “Pretty Boy.”
He then went on to claim the Golden Gloves Championships again in 1994 and 1996.
1996 Olympic Games
Because of Floyd’s spectacular boxing performances, he was invited to participate in the Boxing tournament of the Olympic games, which was a breakthrough for him.
He claimed the bronze medal after reaching the semifinals in the 1996 Olympics.
It was a very controversial decision in the semifinals against Floyd as he appeared to be the clear victor, but the judges had voted otherwise.
This led to the US team in rage, and even the fans were protesting against the unfair decision.
Even the referee knew that Floyd was the winner, and when they announced the winner, he raised Floyd’s hand.
But the referee was in shock that it was not Floyd.
Debut in Professional Boxing World
Floyd officially debuted in the pro scene on October 11, 1996. He knocked out his opponent in the second round and asserted dominance over the ring.
After two years of professional boxing, he got his first shot at the WBC super featherweight championship in 1998.
He defeated Genaro Hernández, who was known as the best featherweight champion of that time.
Floyd beat Hernandez in the eighth round with a technical knockout when Hernandez’s team threw the towel in.
After Floyd’s win, Hernandez stated that he respected Floyd and he was a phenomenal boxer.
Floyd kept defending his titles like it was nothing. He moved from one opponent to another and plummeted them down.
Around the early 2000s, Floyd had already defended his title against 5 challengers, and around that time, he also took a step forward to fire his father as his manager.
Becoming the best Featherweight in the world
He was winning fights left and right, and Diego Corrales stepped up to Floyd Mayweather and stopped this win streak.
Floyd was undefeated at that time, and so was Diego. He had the record of 33-0 when he was up against Floyd.
The fans were hyped as they were going to their first career loss for at least one of them on that day.
Corrales was deemed to be the one with an advantage due to his size and reach. People were putting Floyd as the underdog in that match, and oh boy, they were all wrong.
Floyd defeated Corrales in the tenth round. He destroyed Corrales in every aspect of boxing in the ring.
Mayweather knocked down Diego 5 times, and with the fifth knockdown, Diego’s cornermen stopped the fight.
It was a big win for Floyd as he had shown the world what he is capable of. Out of Diego’s 215 punches, he could only land 60 of them, which were also insignificant punches.
Floyd was elusive throughout the match and did not let Corrales even hurt him.
Furthermore, he continued his streak and won few other matches, and by the end of 2001, he was already announced as the best featherweight in the world.
Moving on to the Lightweight Division
Mayweather continued winning, and later on, around late 2001, he decided to move up to the lightweight division.
After he arrived in the lightweight division, he faced José Luis Castillo, who was the best lightweight at that time.
He won with a score of 115-111.
Castillo requested a rematch against Floyd, and Floyd accepted it right away, and both the fighters were ready to fight again on December 7, 2002.
Again in the second match, Floyd emerged victorious as he won again via unanimous decision.
Light Welterweight and Welterweight
Floyd continued to conquer his way through all the weight classes as he was winning more and more.
He moved up to 140lbs, welterweight division at the age of 27, and faced against DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley.
He successfully took down Corley twice and won via unanimous decision.
Mr.Money continued his streak and defeated the light welterweight boxers like flies. He won against the likes of Henry Bruseles and Arturo Gatti.
Additionally, after all those wins, he moved up the welterweight division and claimed victory over Zab Judah and Carlos Baldomir.
After conquering the welterweight division, Floyd moved up to the light-middleweight division and faced against the six-division champion and WBC light-middleweight champion Oscar De La Hoya.
This fight was the most hyped fight of all time around that time, and it sold well. This fight had the most PPV sales in the history of boxing at that time.
It was sold to around 2.4 Million people and generated about $120M revenue.
The fight was very intense, and in the end, Mayweather won via a split decision.
Furthermore, the fans were satisfied as it was an extraordinary display of boxing skills from both boxers.
After beating De La Hoya, Floyd returned to the welterweight division and eventually retired to pursue his promotional company.
After almost 2 years of retirement, Floyd announced that he would return to the ring to face Juan Manuel Marquez.
Fans were excited for his return as they would get to see the legend fight again, and Floyd performed so well yet again.
He defeated Marquez via a unanimous decision.
After this win, he was ready to face one of the greatest boxers of all time Shane Mosley.
They both brawled it out on 1st May of 2010, and eventually, Floyd emerged victoriously. He won the fight via unanimous decision again.
Mayweather Vs. Pacquaio
This fight was rated as one of the greatest fights in boxing history. Both Mayweather and Pacquiao were on top of their games.
They were both known for their quick movements and punches. The only big differences were Floyd was a great defensive boxer, and Pacquiao was a great aggressive boxer.
This made up for the recipe of a perfect fight, and it happened.
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao faced against each other on May 2 of 2015. It was a very intense match, and punches were thrown back and forth between the boxers.
But as the match progressed, Floyd became more dominant and eventually won via unanimous decision.
Later on, Pacquiao stated that he could not perform to his fullest due to his injury to his right arm.
Mayweather Vs. McGregor
Mayweather was the biggest and baddest wolf in the boxing world, and similarly, McGregor was the King of the UFC back in the day.
The fighters agreed to fight in the boxing ring after McGregor challenged Floyd to face him. This fight made waves throughout the world, and it was estimated that this fight would be the biggest PPV fight ever.
The most hyped fight took place on August 26, 2017, and everyone was ready to see what was to come.
The press conferences were hilarious, and both roasted each other and sold the fight pretty well.
Leading up to the fight, Mayweather and Connor tried to get inside each other’s heads.
The fight took place in the T Mobile Arena on August 26th of 2017, and despite Connor not being a boxer, he put up a good fight.
Eventually, Floyd won the match via TKO in the tenth round.
This win marked Floyd’s record of 50-0.
Floyd has been part of numerous controversies throughout his career and the major one being domestic violence.
Domestic violence and Assault
Floyd had many charges pressed against him from his former partners for hitting and abusing them.
It started around 2002 when Floyd was on rising and winning fights. He was charged with two counts of domestic violence and one count of misdemeanor.
Due to this, he was punished with 48 hours of community service and 2 days of house arrest.
Similarly, in 2004, Mayweather was charged for domestic abuse and was given one year of suspended jail sentence with impulse control counseling.
Additionally, in 2005 again he was charged with assault.
Another case highlighted in 2010 when his former girlfriend Josie Harris pressed domestic violence against Floyd.
The case continued till 2011, and finally, in 2011, Floyd was sentenced to serve jail time for 90 days for assaulting Josie Harris.
Floyd was also charged with defamation in May of 2015 after his fight against Manny Pacquiao.
Josie Harris again sued Floyd, and this time, she pressed a defamation charge for $20 Million.
Apparently, Floyd had called Harris a drug abuser in an interview, and Harris stood up against it and sued Floyd.
WBO Welterweight title
The greatest boxer was stripped of his WBO Welterweight title.
The WBO has a rule stating that a boxer can not hold titles in multiple weight classes, but he already had two titles in his name at that moment.
As the boxer did not comply with the WBO rule, he was stripped of his title.
In 2018, Floyd agreed to pay $750,000 along with DJ Khaled to SEC as a settlement.
According to SEC, he failed to disclose accepted payments from Cebtra Tech Inc., a cryptocurrency firm.
Floyd Mayweather Vs. Logan Paul
Floyd is going to be back in action despite being 44 years old. He is set to take on the Youtube superstar Logan Paul.
Logan Paul is a Youtuber/Podcaster and recently turned professional boxer. He has a record of 0-1.
Well, you guys must be wondering how this fight was even made possible right? A 50-0 legendary boxer against a 0-1 Youtube boxer.
It was a shock to everyone, honestly, and it is a miracle that Logan was actually able to pull that off.
Recently in an interview, Floyd stated that this fight would make tons of money and be entertaining, so why not do it?
Logan has a huge following, and so does Floyd, which is why Floyd was willing to fight Logan Paul.
The fight is set to be held in the Hardrock Stadium on June 6th of 2021. Recently, Both of them appeared in a face-off against each other.
Initially, it was all okish until the later part of the faceoff when Logan’s brother Jake Paul grabbed Floyd’s hat and ran off with it.
Floyd was pissed and felt disrespected, but his team held him back, and Floyd’s security battered Jake Paul, but due to this, the fight started trending no.1 on Twitter.
Floyd Mayweather: Relationship and Kids
Floyd has not been married till now despite having numerous girlfriends and getting engaged. He has been in countless relationships with different celebrities.
Additionally, Floyd’s anger problems pushed him off many relationships as he would beat his partners.
He has been in a relationship with the likes of Erica Dixon and Josie Harris.
After the end of his relationship with Josie Harris, he dated Melissa Brim for two years, and one of Floyd’s bad traits was his lack of loyalty.
Similarly, he had also been in an affair with Shantel Jackson around 2006-2015.
Moreover, he also dated Rozonda, Keyshia Cole, Jessica Burciaga, and Princess Love.
Mayweather is the father to his five kids Iyanna Mayweather, Zion Shamaree Mayweather, Jirah Mayweather, Devion Cromwell, and Koraun Mayweather.
Floyd loves his children and cherishes them a lot. He is a very responsible father.
His oldest daughter Iyanna Mayweather is from Melissa Brim, whereas Koraun Mayweather, Zion Mayweather, and Jirah Mayweather were born to Josie Harris.
Devion Cromwell is his adopted son.
Despite not being a good and loyal husband, Floyd is a loving and caring father to all his children.
Floyd Mayweather: Net Worth
Floyd is known as the highest-paid athlete of all time and one of the richest athletes as well.
He was considered a Billionaire in his prime, but he has gone down due to his ruthless spending.
“Floyd Mayweather has the net worth of $450 Million”
He owns many luxurious collections like cars and watches, as you read earlier in the article.
Floyd also owns a massive 22,000 sq. ft Mansion in Las Vegas. He also has two other mansions.
It was estimated that Floyd had won $1.2 Billion just from his career earnings throughout the years.
Floyd Mayweather: Social Media
Floyd is huge on social media platforms.
The phenomenal boxer has a total of 25.7 Million followers on his Instagram account.
Next, on his Twitter handle, he has over 7.9M followers.
Similarly, on his Facebook page, he has around 15M followers.
Lastly, he also has a Youtube account with 195K followers.
He is mostly active on his Instagram account and posts there for any new updates.
What is Floyd Mayweather’s IQ?
Floyd scored a total score of 90 on an IQ test.
Is Floyd Mayweather retired?
He is semi-retired and only does exhibition matches.
Which was Floyd’s hardest fight?
Arguably the fight against Oscar De La Hoya is the one that pushed Floyd to the edge.