Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. (né Floyd Joy Sinclair) was a professional boxer active in 1996 – 2007, 2009 – 2015, and in 2017. Nowadays, he is a boxing promoter.
Mayweather is considered one of the best defensive boxers in history, and he is also the most accurate puncher registered in CompuBox (a computerized punches scoring syste). Another of this many achievements is being the most lucrative pay-per-view attraction of any sport.
During his boxing career, Mayweather held multiple world titles in five weight classes and the lineal championship in four weight classes. He fought in 50 fights and won all of them. When he retired, it was with an undefeated record. Among other things, he achieved 26 consecutive wins in world title fights (including ten knock-out wins).
As an amateur boxer, Mayweather fought for the United States in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and took a bronze medal. He has also won three U.S. Golden Gloves championship (light flyweight, flyweight, and featherweight) and the U.S. National championship at featherweight.
After leaving the boxing promotional company Top Rank, Mayweather founded his own Mayweather Promotions in 2006.
Short facts about Floyd Mayweather Jr.
- Born: 24 February, 1977 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
- Nicknames: Pretty Boy, Money
- Nationality: USA
- Weights: Super featherweight, Lightweight, Light welterweight, Welterweight, Light Middleweight
- Reach: 72 inches / 183 cm
- Boxing stance: Orthodox
Examples of accolades and achievements
- Total boxing fights: 50
- Total boxing wins: 50, of which 27 were wins by knock-out
- 26 consecutive wins in world title fights, including 10 wins by knock-out
- 23 wins in lineal title fights, including 9 wins by knock-out
- 24 wins against former or current world titlists, including 7 wins by knock-out
- Olympic medal: Bronze medal in featherweight at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta
- Mayweather has been crowned Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine twice; first in 1988 and then again in 2007.
- Mayweather reiceved the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
- Mayweather received the Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year award from Boxing Writers Association of America in 2007, 2013 and 2015.
- In 2016, ESPN ranked Mayweather as the greatest boxer, pound for pound, of the last 25 years.
- Mayweather is the BoxRec #1 fighter of all time, pound for pund.
- Mayweather has generated roughly 23.8 million USD in pay-per-view buys. He is the most lucrative pay-per-view attractions of any sport.
- In 2012 and 2013, Mayweather topped the Forbes and Sports Illustrated lists of the 50 highest-paid athletes in the world. The topped the list in Forbes again in 2014 and 2015.