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- Older brother of two-time world champion Roger Mayweather and former IBO champion Jeff Mayweather.
- Father of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
- In 2007, Mayweather learned from DNA that he has another son -- Justin Jones, a promising 19-year-old light middleweight amateur in Mayweather's hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
- Two-time Michigan Golden Gloves Champion (1973 & 1974)
- As a professional, Mayweather was ranked among the top ten welterweights in the world until he was stopped by Sugar Ray Leonard.
- Shortly after fighting Leonard, Mayweather was shot in the leg during a family dispute. The injury almost halted his career.
- Claims to be "the greatest trainer in the world."
- Mayweather has trained Floyd Mayweather Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, Joan Guzman, Chad Dawson, Ricky Hatton, Vernon Paris, and Chris Eubank Jr.
- Awarded "Trainer of the Year" by the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003, 2006, and 2008.
- Received the WBC "Lifetime Achievement Award."
- "Gatti should be in the Hall of Fame for getting his ass tore up."
- "To be honest with you, I'm starting to think he's (Chad Dawson) a little retarded. I hope you got that down. Somebody told me they thought he was a little retarded and I'm starting to think it's a fact. The more he opened his mouth, the more I began to believe what they saying."
- "Freddie 'The Joke Coach' Roach. That's what I think he is. He's a joke of a coach,"
- "He (Floyd Mayweather Jr.) thanks everyone but his daddy. He thanks Leonard Ellerbe, a homosexual, I know he's a homosexual and everyone else knows it. You can print that because I said it, I can tell you nothing else but how gay he is."
- "He’s (Manny Pacquiao) disgraceful for boxing, because -- he knows why he’s disgraceful for boxing! He wants to run around here and act like he’s a preacher. He wants to act like he’s a holy guy, like a preacher type of guy? Man, come on man! He ain’t nothing but the devil and somebody is going to take care of his ass! Believe me, because he runs off about disgraceful. Yeah, he’s the one that’s disgraceful doing the shit! Everybody knows what he’s doing."