Floyd Mayweather Bio And Facts
Floyd Mayweather is easily one of the best boxers in the history of boxing, winning boxing matches across 5 different weight categories. Mayweather was born in February of 1977 and won an impressive three national Golden Gloves and an Olympic Bronze medal before becoming a professional boxer in 1996. Mayweather quickly claimed his first championship as a super featherweight in 1998. Mayweather also comes from a long line of professional boxers so naturally believes that it is in his blood as to why he is so successful in the sport. Mayweather also claims that he found nothing but peace and control while in the ring, which may be shocking to fans considering how brutal it can be going up against someone as legendary as Mayweather. Floyd was also nicknamed “pretty boy” in his early years in the professional boxing world because of his untouched face.
- Birthday: February 24, 1977 (24-02-1977)
- Education: Ottawa High School
- Net Worth: $560 million
- Occupation: Boxer
- Height: 5’8” (1.7272 m)
- Weight: 150 lbs (68.03 kg)
- Position: Lightweight
- Years Active: 21 years
- Career Wins: 50
- Nicknames: Money, Pretty Boy
Floyd Mayweather started boxing as soon as he was able to start walking; he was encouraged by his father, also a professional boxer. By the time Mayweather reached seven, he was already being fitted for his first pair of boxing gloves in order to compete within the ring. Originally, his nickname was “Little Floyd” because of his small size and fast pace. Mayweather won the national Golden Gloves award in 1993, 1994, and 1996. Mayweather also made it to the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and although it was a controversial game, he still managed to be awarded a bronze medal. Mayweather was also given the nickname pretty boy because his face was untouched during the first few starting years of his boxing career. Mayweather was also known for his fast paced abilities and for his hard hits within the ring. Mayweather became a professional boxer in 1996 and has an impressive 50 wins under his belt with no losses to date.
Titles and Awards
Before Mayweather was a “professional boxer” he won the national Golden Gloves in 1993, 1994, and 1996. The first world championship Mayweather won was the WBC super featherweight championship. Overall Mayweather won world championship titles in five different weight classes. Mayweather won the WBC lightweight title in 2002, the WBC super lightweight title in 2005, and the IBF, IBO, WBC, and IBA welterweight titles in 2006. When Mayweather shockingly announced his retirement in late 2007 he came back for a fight in 2009 to win $60 million, which of course he did.
Mayweather’s final fight was in 2017 against the legendary Coor McGregor and the fight took place when Mayweather was 40. Ultimately Mayweather won in the 10th round being declared the winner via TKO, making this his 50th boxing match win and his overall score 50-0. Mayweather chose to come out of retirement in 2020 and is looking to get back into the ring.
Floyd Mayweather is from a long line of professional boxers. Mayweather was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His father was Floyd Sr., a welterweight contender, and his uncle Jeff Mayweather is a former IBO super featherweight champion boxer. Floyd was introduced to the ring at a very young age and continued to pursue the sport his whole life, even today at the age of forty. Mayweather has four children, two sons and two daughters: Iyanna Mayweather, Koraun Mayweather, Jirah Mayweather, and Zion Shamaree Mayweather. Both of Mayweather’s sons have started to pursue boxing and have even made strides towards the world of professional boxing. Mayweather’s father used to be his manager and trainer until 2000, when he was fired by Mayweather and replaced with his uncle Roger Mayweather. Mayweather prides himself on his strong family dynamic and what a close bond they all have together.
- Mayweather is from a long line of boxers including his father and his uncle
- Floyd was raised on by his mother on his own and grew up in a one bedroom apartment
- Mayweather has been boxing ever since he can remember
- Mayweather always had dreams of becoming an extremely rich man, and he managed to do just that when Forbes named him the highest paid athlete in 2014
- Floyd follows an extremely strict diet of chicken, steak, and other meats in order to stay as lean and physically fit as possible
- Floyd prides himself on not only being a professional boxer but also fighting amateur fights for free, proving he is not in it just for the money
- In Floyd’s earlier years of boxing he was nicknamed “pretty boy” because his face had little to no scars or damage
- Floyd is also good friends with other famous boxer Mike Tyson and attributes Tyson for pushing him to be the best
Has Floyd Mayweather ever been knocked down?
Floyd Mayweather has only ever been knocked down one time during his whole career as a professional boxer. During a 2001 fight against Carlos Hernandez, Mayweather moved his hand down to the canvas and started complaining about pain in his hands which was then ruled as an official knock down on Hernandez’s part. This is extremely impressive because Mayweather has fought in over 50 fights in his career and has only been knocked down one time.
Is Floyd Mayweather retired?
Floyd Mayweather has gone through many “official retirements” during his long career. Mayweather originally retired after a fight against Japanese kickboxer, Tenshin Nasukawa, whom he won against. After that fight Mayweather had no intention of fighting again, until he was challenged by Conor McGregor, so Mayweather came out of retirement in 2017 to fight McGregor. After winning that fight Mayweather retired but has since said he is coming out of retirement in 2020.
What is the Mayweather ‘hard work’ chant?
The Floyd Mayweather ‘hard work’ chant is where one person a part of the Mayweather team will chant “hard work!” and others will respond quickly and loudly. However, this chant may be met with boos or other harsh words depending on who Mayweather would be fighting in the ring that night. Mayweather and his team love the hard work chant because it is a short phrase to summarize what Mayweather is all about.
How long did the Mayweather versus McGregor fight last?
The fight was hyped up for months before taking place, Mayweather came out of retirement in 2017 to take on McGregor. Although Mayweather was 40 years old, he still managed to win the fight in the 10th round which was classified as a TKO. The fight overall lasted 11 minutes and 40 seconds, while a typical professional boxing match will last 25 minutes. McGregor put up an impressive fight, but ultimately Floyd Mayweather was too powerful to defeat.