10 Amazing Facts about Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather, Jr., born on February 24, 1977 in a family of boxers is an American professional boxer, popular in the world of sports by several nicknames such as The Best Ever or TBE, Money and Pretty Boy, is one of the most noted boxers of recent times.

He is the son of Floyd Mayweather, Sr. who was a welterweight contender, and was also the nephew of professional boxers Jeff and Roger Mayweather, of whom, two time world champion Roger is his current trainer. He never seriously considered any other profession, apart from boxing, having grown up with the sport as a part of his life since his very childhood. Let us take a look at 10 Amazing Facts about Floyd Mayweather.

10 Amazing Facts about Floyd Mayweather

10. A Little Introduction

10 Amazing Facts about Floyd Mayweather
10 Amazing Facts of Floyd Mayweather

Number 10 on Amazing Facts about Floyd Mayweather, American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., is undefeated as a professional boxer and is the current world champion in five-division. He achieved ten world titles and the lineal championship title in four different weight categories. Mayweather was named “Fighter of the Year” by the Ring magazine twice in 1998 and 2007. He was named “Fighter of the Year” by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2007. He achieved the Best Fighter ESPY Award six times till now in his career in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Floyd Mayweather is the current welterweight champion of WBC, WBA and Ring, and is also the junior middle weight champion of all of them the WBC Super, WBA and Ring.

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9. His Accolades

10 Unknown Facts about Floyd Mayweather

Next on Amazing Facts about Floyd Mayweather, He is named as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by several reputed media houses which include Sports Illustrated, ESPN, BoxRec, Ring, Yahoo! Sports and Fox Sports. Mayweather was included in the lists of the 50 highest-paid athletes by Forbes and Sports Illustrated twice consecutively in 2012 and 2013, and was named the highest paid athlete in the world in the 2014 Forbes list. He was inducted in the 31st position in the “Celebrity 100” list of Forbes magazine in 2010. He was named in the 3rd position of the “50 Highest-Earning American Athletes” by Sports Illustrated the same year. Mayweather topped the “Fortunes 50” by Sports Illustrated in 2012 and has won the Best Fighter ESPY Award the same year. Besides boxing, Mayweather appeared with his partner Ukrainian-American professional ballroom dancer Karina Smirnoff on the fifth season of “Dancing with the Stars”.

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8. His Disturbed Childhood

10 Interesting Facts about Floyd Mayweather

Next on Amazing Facts about Floyd Mayweather, Floyd Mayweather was born in a family of boxers on February 24, 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Floyd Mayweather Sr., his father, was a former welterweight boxer who fought against Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard. Jeff Mayweather and Roger Mayweather, his uncles, were professional boxers and world championships. Mayweather was born with his mother’s last name but shortly after his last name was changed to Mayweather. His mother was addicted to drugs and he had an aunt who died from AIDS, and while talking about those things Mayweather said, “People don’t know the hell I’ve been through.” While talking about his father Floyd said, “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.”

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