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== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
'''Floyd Mayweather Jr.''', is a five-time world champion and an [[Olympic Games|Olympic]] Bronze Medalist. Over the last few years of his career, he was widely recognized as the best boxer, pound-for-pound, in the world. Mayweather comes from a prominent boxing family, which includes his father Floyd Sr. and uncles Jeff and [[Roger Mayweather|Roger]], who was a world champion in two weight classes.
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'''Floyd Mayweather Jr.''' is a five-time world champion and an [[Olympic Games|Olympic]] Bronze Medalist. Over the last few years of his career, he was widely recognized as the best boxer, pound-for-pound, in the world. Mayweather comes from a prominent boxing family, which includes his father [[Floyd Mayweather|Floyd Sr.]] and uncles [[Jeff Mayweather|Jeff]] and [[Roger Mayweather|Roger]], who was a world champion in two weight classes.
  
As an amateur, he defeated [[Augie Sanchez]] in a very close fight to earn a spot on the 1996 United States Olympic Team. He turned pro after the Olympics, achieving much early success. He got a title shot at the age of 21 against [[WBC]] Super Featherweight Champion [[Genaro Hernandez]], who had lost only once in 40 fights. Mayweather dominated the fight before Hernandez's corner conceded [[Genaro Hernandez vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.|defeat after six rounds]]. Mayweather fought [[Angel Manfredy]] just two months later in a high-profile bout, which Mayweather won by a [[Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Angel Manfredy|second round TKO]]. After defending his belt four more times, Mayweather was matched with the undefeated [[Diego Corrales]]. Mayweather dominated the entire [[Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Diego Corrales|fight]], knocking down Corrales five times before the latter's father stop the contest.
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Mayweather lost to [[Augie Sanchez]] in the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials, but defeated Sanchez twice in the Box-offs to earn a spot on the Olympic Team. He turned pro after the Olympics, achieving much early success. He got a title shot at the age of 21 against [[WBC]] Super Featherweight Champion [[Genaro Hernandez]], who had lost only once in 40 fights. Mayweather dominated the fight before Hernandez's corner conceded [[Genaro Hernandez vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.|defeat after six rounds]]. Mayweather fought [[Angel Manfredy]] just two months later in a high-profile bout, which Mayweather won by a [[Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Angel Manfredy|second-round TKO]]. After defending his belt four more times, Mayweather was matched with the undefeated [[Diego Corrales]]. Mayweather dominated the entire [[Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Diego Corrales|fight]], knocking down Corrales five times before the latter's father stop the contest.
  
After two more title defenses, Mayweather moved up in weight and fought [[WBC]] Lightweight Champion [[Jose Luis Castillo]], a veteran of many battles, including a win and a draw against the crafty [[Stevie Johnston]]. Mayweather, fighting with an injured shoulder, won by a controversial [[Jose Luis Castillo vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1st meeting)|unanimous decision]]. A rematch was immediately scheduled to end the dispute, Mayweather won by a clear [[Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Jose Luis Castillo (2nd meeting)|unanimous decision]]. Wins against [[Victoriano Sosa]], [[Phillip N'dou]], and [[DeMarcus Corley]] followed.  
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After two more title defenses, Mayweather moved up in weight and fought [[WBC]] Lightweight Champion [[Jose Luis Castillo]], a veteran of many battles, including a win and a draw against the crafty [[Stevie Johnston]]. Mayweather, fighting with an injured shoulder, won by a controversial [[Jose Luis Castillo vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1st meeting)|unanimous decision]]. A rematch was immediately scheduled to end the dispute, which Mayweather won by a clear [[Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Jose Luis Castillo (2nd meeting)|unanimous decision]]. Wins against [[Victoriano Sosa]], [[Phillip N'dou]], and [[DeMarcus Corley]] followed.  
  
Mayweather then had what some termed a "[[Arturo Gatti vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.|superfight]]" with the popular but limited WBC Super Light Champion[[Arturo Gatti]], who had beaten a number of high profile opponents, including [[Leonard Dorin]], [[Micky Ward]], and [[Jesse James Leija]]. However, he had failed to face any of the top fighters in the division. On June 25, 2005, Mayweather beat Gatti to become a three-division champion. Mayweather's claim to the world 140-pound championship was tenuous at best, given that he failed to face the universally-recognized legitimate champion in [[Ricky Hatton]].
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Mayweather then had what some termed a "[[Arturo Gatti vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.|superfight]]" with the popular but limited WBC Super Light Champion [[Arturo Gatti]]. Gatti had beaten a number of high profile opponents, including [[Leonard Dorin]], [[Micky Ward]], and [[Jesse James Leija]], but he had failed to face any of the top fighters in the division. On June 25, 2005, Mayweather beat Gatti to become a three-division champion. However, Mayweather's claim to the world 140-pound championship was tenuous at best, given that he failed to face the universally-recognized legitimate champion, [[Ricky Hatton]].
  
On April 8, 2006, Mayweather won the [[IBF]] Welterweight Championship with a [[Zab Judah vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.|unanimous decision]] over [[Zab Judah]]. The win garnered Mayweather his fourth world championship in four weight classes. However, once again his claim to the title was considered spurious by most, given that the linear title ran through [[Carlos Manuel Baldomir]], who defeated Judah in his previous fight. On November 4, Mayweather earned an [[Carlos Manuel Baldomir vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.|easy decision victory]] over Carlos Manuel Baldomir, shutting him out on two of the three scorecards.  
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On April 8, 2006, Mayweather won the [[IBF]] Welterweight Championship with a [[Zab Judah vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.|unanimous decision]] over [[Zab Judah]]. The win garnered Mayweather his fourth world championship in four weight classes. However, once again his claim to the title was considered spurious by most, given that the linear title ran through [[Carlos Manuel Baldomir]], who defeated Judah in his previous fight. On November 4, 2006, Mayweather earned an [[Carlos Manuel Baldomir vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.|easy decision victory]] over Baldomir, shutting him out on two of the three scorecards.  
  
On May 5, 2007, Mayweather defeated WBC Super Welterweight Champion [[Oscar De La Hoya]] by [[Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.|split decision]] to become a world champion in five different weight classes. After the fight, Mayweather announced that he was retiring, but on Dec 8, 2007, he fought [[Ricky Hatton]], retaining his WBC Welterweight Championship by a [[Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Ricky Hatton|10th-round TKO]]. Mayweather landed a left hook to Hatton's jaw early in the 10th that sent the challenger down. Hatton bravley got up but was quickly knocked back down, and the fight was called off. Mayweather was ahead 88-82 89-81 89-81 at the time of the stoppage.
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On May 5, 2007, Mayweather defeated WBC Super Welterweight Champion [[Oscar De La Hoya]] by a [[Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.|split decision]] to become a world champion in five different weight classes. After the fight, Mayweather announced that he was retiring, but on Dec 8, 2007, he fought [[Ricky Hatton]], retaining his WBC Welterweight Championship by a [[Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Ricky Hatton|tenth-round TKO]]. Mayweather landed a left hook to Hatton's jaw early in the 10th that sent the challenger down. Hatton bravely got up but was quickly knocked back down, and the fight was called off. Mayweather was ahead 88-82, 89-81, and 89-81 at the time of the stoppage.
  
It appeared that Mayweather was going to have a rematch with De La Hoya on September 20, 2008, but Mayweather canceled the fight and announced his retirement on June 6, 2008.
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It appeared that Mayweather was going to have a rematch with De La Hoya on September 20, 2008, but Mayweather announced his retirement on June 6, 2008.
  
 
== Amateur Highlights ==
 
== Amateur Highlights ==
 
*Amateur Record: 84-6
 
*Amateur Record: 84-6
*'''1993''' National Golden Gloves light flyweight champion
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*'''1993''' National [[Golden Gloves]] Light Flyweight Champion
*'''1994''' National Golden Gloves flyweight champion
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*'''1994''' National Golden Gloves Flyweight Champion
*'''1995''' United States Amateur featherweight champion
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*'''1995''' United States Amateur Featherweight Champion
*'''1995''' fought as a Featherweight at the World Championships in Berlin. Results were:
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*'''1995''' U.S. featherweight representative at the World Championships in Berlin. Results were:
 
**Defeated [[Marian Leondraliu]] (Romania) PTS (8-7)
 
**Defeated [[Marian Leondraliu]] (Romania) PTS (8-7)
 
**Lost to [[Nouredine Medjihoud]] (Algeria) PTS (6-8)
 
**Lost to [[Nouredine Medjihoud]] (Algeria) PTS (6-8)
*'''1996''' National Golden Gloves featherweight champion
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*'''1996''' National Golden Gloves Featherweight Champion
*'''1996''' Qualified as a Featherweight for the United States Olympic Team. Results were:
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*'''1996''' Qualified as a featherweight for the United States Olympic Team. Results were:
 
**Defeated [[William Jenkins]] RSC-3
 
**Defeated [[William Jenkins]] RSC-3
 
**Defeated [[James Baker]] RSCH-1
 
**Defeated [[James Baker]] RSCH-1
 
**Lost to [[Augie Sanchez]] PTS (11-12)
 
**Lost to [[Augie Sanchez]] PTS (11-12)
 
**Defeated [[Carlos Navarro]] PTS (31-11)
 
**Defeated [[Carlos Navarro]] PTS (31-11)
**Defeated [[Augie Sanchez]] PTS (12-8)
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**Defeated [[Augie Sanchez]] PTS (12-8) at the Box-offs
**Defeated [[Augie Sanchez]] PTS (20-10)
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**Defeated [[Augie Sanchez]] PTS (20-10) at the Box-offs
*'''1996''' Won the featherweight Bronze Medal for the United States at the 1996 [[Olympics]] in Atlanta, Results were:
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*'''1996''' Featherweight Bronze Medalist for the United States at the [[Olympics]] in Atlanta. Results were:
 
**Defeated [[Bakhtiyar Tileganov]] (Kazakhstan) RSCI-2
 
**Defeated [[Bakhtiyar Tileganov]] (Kazakhstan) RSCI-2
 
**Defeated [[Artur Grigorian]] (Armenia) PTS (16-3)
 
**Defeated [[Artur Grigorian]] (Armenia) PTS (16-3)
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== Awards and Recognition ==
 
== Awards and Recognition ==
 
*[[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]] (1998 and 2007)
 
*[[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]] (1998 and 2007)
*[[World Boxing Hall of Fame]] [[WBHOF: Fighter of the Year|''Fighter of the Year'']] (2002)
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*[[World Boxing Hall of Fame]] [[WBHOF: Fighter of the Year|Fighter of the Year]] (2002)
  
 
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Revision as of 22:06, 9 August 2008

Floyd Mayweather Jr.
(AP photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Name: Floyd Mayweather Jr
Alias: Money / Pretty Boy
Birth Name: Floyd Joy Sinclair
Born: 1977-02-24 (Age:37)
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 8″   /   173cm
Reach: 72″   /   183cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager: James Prince (former)
Trainers: Floyd Mayweather, Roger Mayweather (current)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Gallery

Biography

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a five-time world champion and an Olympic Bronze Medalist. Over the last few years of his career, he was widely recognized as the best boxer, pound-for-pound, in the world. Mayweather comes from a prominent boxing family, which includes his father Floyd Sr. and uncles Jeff and Roger, who was a world champion in two weight classes.

Mayweather lost to Augie Sanchez in the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials, but defeated Sanchez twice in the Box-offs to earn a spot on the Olympic Team. He turned pro after the Olympics, achieving much early success. He got a title shot at the age of 21 against WBC Super Featherweight Champion Genaro Hernandez, who had lost only once in 40 fights. Mayweather dominated the fight before Hernandez's corner conceded defeat after six rounds. Mayweather fought Angel Manfredy just two months later in a high-profile bout, which Mayweather won by a second-round TKO. After defending his belt four more times, Mayweather was matched with the undefeated Diego Corrales. Mayweather dominated the entire fight, knocking down Corrales five times before the latter's father stop the contest.

After two more title defenses, Mayweather moved up in weight and fought WBC Lightweight Champion Jose Luis Castillo, a veteran of many battles, including a win and a draw against the crafty Stevie Johnston. Mayweather, fighting with an injured shoulder, won by a controversial unanimous decision. A rematch was immediately scheduled to end the dispute, which Mayweather won by a clear unanimous decision. Wins against Victoriano Sosa, Phillip N'dou, and DeMarcus Corley followed.

Mayweather then had what some termed a "superfight" with the popular but limited WBC Super Light Champion Arturo Gatti. Gatti had beaten a number of high profile opponents, including Leonard Dorin, Micky Ward, and Jesse James Leija, but he had failed to face any of the top fighters in the division. On June 25, 2005, Mayweather beat Gatti to become a three-division champion. However, Mayweather's claim to the world 140-pound championship was tenuous at best, given that he failed to face the universally-recognized legitimate champion, Ricky Hatton.

On April 8, 2006, Mayweather won the IBF Welterweight Championship with a unanimous decision over Zab Judah. The win garnered Mayweather his fourth world championship in four weight classes. However, once again his claim to the title was considered spurious by most, given that the linear title ran through Carlos Manuel Baldomir, who defeated Judah in his previous fight. On November 4, 2006, Mayweather earned an easy decision victory over Baldomir, shutting him out on two of the three scorecards.

On May 5, 2007, Mayweather defeated WBC Super Welterweight Champion Oscar De La Hoya by a split decision to become a world champion in five different weight classes. After the fight, Mayweather announced that he was retiring, but on Dec 8, 2007, he fought Ricky Hatton, retaining his WBC Welterweight Championship by a tenth-round TKO. Mayweather landed a left hook to Hatton's jaw early in the 10th that sent the challenger down. Hatton bravely got up but was quickly knocked back down, and the fight was called off. Mayweather was ahead 88-82, 89-81, and 89-81 at the time of the stoppage.

It appeared that Mayweather was going to have a rematch with De La Hoya on September 20, 2008, but Mayweather announced his retirement on June 6, 2008.

Amateur Highlights

  • Amateur Record: 84-6
  • 1993 National Golden Gloves Light Flyweight Champion
  • 1994 National Golden Gloves Flyweight Champion
  • 1995 United States Amateur Featherweight Champion
  • 1995 U.S. featherweight representative at the World Championships in Berlin. Results were:
  • 1996 National Golden Gloves Featherweight Champion
  • 1996 Qualified as a featherweight for the United States Olympic Team. Results were:
  • 1996 Featherweight Bronze Medalist for the United States at the Olympics in Atlanta. Results were:

Awards and Recognition


Preceded by:
Genaro Hernandez
WBC Super Featherweight Champion
1998 Oct 3 – 2002 Apr 20
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Sirimongkol Singwancha
Preceded by:
Jose Luis Castillo
WBC Lightweight Champion
2002 Apr 20 – 2004
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Jose Luis Castillo
Preceded by:
Arturo Gatti
WBC Light Welterweight Champion
2005 Jun 25 – 2005
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Junior Witter
Preceded by:
Zab Judah
IBF Welterweight Champion
2006 Apr 8 – 2006 Jun 20
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Kermit Cintron
Preceded by:
Carlos Manuel Baldomir
WBC Welterweight Champion
2006 Nov 4 – 2008 Jun 6
Retired
Succeeded by:
Andre Berto
Preceded by:
Oscar De La Hoya
WBC Light Middleweight Champion
2007 May 5 – 2007 Jul 4
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Vernon Forrest