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Revision as of 11:46, 1 September 2012

AP photo by Luis M. Alvarez

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

Trainers: Floyd Mayweather (former), Roger Mayweather
Managers: James Prince (former), Al Haymon
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Gallery


Floyd Mayweather Jr. is an eight-time world champion and an Olympic Bronze Medalist. Over the last few years of his career, he has been 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 stopped 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 Light Welterweight 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.

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 his claim to the title was considered spurious by most until he earned an easy decision victory over Carlos Manuel Baldomir on November 4, 2006, the linear champion who had defeated Judah in his previous fight. Mayweather shut Baldomir out on two of the three scorecards.

On May 5, 2007, Mayweather defeated WBC Light Middleweight 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 December 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. Mayweather came out of retirement on May 1, 2009 to announce his fight vs. Juan Manuel Marquez.

Amateur Highlights

Floyd Mayweather wins a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta
  • 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:

Regional & Minor Titles

  • WBC Diamond Light Middleweight Title (2012)
  • IBA Welterweight Title (2006)
  • IBO Welterweight Title (2006)

World Titles

  • WBA Super World Light Middleweight Title
  • WBC Welterweight Title
  • WBC Light Middleweight Title
  • WBC Welterweight Title (November 2006 - June 2008)
  • IBF Welterweight Title
  • WBC Light Welterweight Title
  • WBC Lightweight Title
  • WBC Super Featherweight Title

The Ring Magazine Titles

  • World Welterweight Title (2006-2008)
  • World Lightweight Title (2002-2004)

Awards & Recognition

Preceded by:
Genaro Hernandez
WBC Super Featherweight Champion
1998 Oct 3 – 2002 Apr 20
Succeeded by:
Sirimongkol Singwancha
Preceded by:
Jose Luis Castillo
WBC Lightweight Champion
2002 Apr 20 – 2004
Succeeded by:
Jose Luis Castillo
Preceded by:
Arturo Gatti
WBC Light Welterweight Champion
2005 Jun 25 – 2005
Succeeded by:
Junior Witter
Preceded by:
Zab Judah
IBF Welterweight Champion
2006 Apr 8 – 2006 Jun 20
Succeeded by:
Kermit Cintron
Preceded by:
Carlos Manuel Baldomir
WBC Welterweight Champion
2006 Nov 4 – 2008 Jun 6
Succeeded by:
Andre Berto
Preceded by:
Oscar De La Hoya
WBC Light Middleweight Champion
2007 May 5 – 2007 Jul 4
Succeeded by:
Vernon Forrest
Preceded by:
Victor Ortiz
WBC Welterweight Champion
2011 Sep 17 – present
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Miguel Cotto
WBA Light Middleweight Champion
2012 May 5 – present
Super Champion
Succeeded by: