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'''Trainers:''' [[Floyd Mayweather]] (former), [[Roger Mayweather]] (current)<br>
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'''Trainers:''' [[Roger Mayweather]] (former), [[Floyd Mayweather|Floyd Mayweather Sr.]] (present)<br>
'''Managers:''' Floyd Mayweather (former), [[James Prince]] (former), [[Al Haymon]] (current)<br>
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'''Managers:''' [[Floyd Mayweather|Floyd Mayweather Sr.]] (former), [[James Prince]] (former), [[Al Haymon]] (present)<br>
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'''Promoters:''' [[Top Rank Boxing Promotions|Top Rank]] (former), [[Golden Boy Promotions]] (former), [http://www.mayweatherpromotions.com/ Mayweather Promotions] (present) <br>
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== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
From the [http://www.floydmayweather.com/ Official Floyd Mayweather Website]
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From [http://www.biography.com/people/floyd-mayweather-507718 biography.com]
  
Floyd “Money” Mayweather is without question the best and most talented fighter in boxing today. He displays an unprecedented mix of speed, power and natural instinct every time he steps into the ring – a combination that has translated to 43 wins without a loss, 26 knockouts and eight world championships in five weight classes. The future Hall of Famer’s list of accomplishments and accolades is endless and continues to grow each time he adds a win to his impressive record.
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'''Synopsis'''<br>
  
This year alone, he was named Forbes’ highest paid athlete in all of sports, unseating Tiger Woods for the first time since 2001. He also topped Sports Illustrated’s list of the 50 highest paid American athletes beating out the other top five athletes on the list including Phil Michelson, Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James in that order. In July, he became a four-time ESPY Award winner as fans once again voted for him as the Best Fighter in the world.
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American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather was born on February 24, 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He won three national Golden Gloves and an Olympic bronze medal in 1996, and became a professional boxer that same year. By 2007, he was considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world and had 38 undefeated bouts. He retired in 2008, but returned to the ring in September 2009.
  
“I love my life and am grateful for having the talent and dedication to make my dreams come true both with my boxing career and with my life in general,” said Mayweather, who is a father of four beautiful children and a generous supporter of many charities throughout the Las Vegas community where he currently resides. “I knew when I was a young man I wanted to be a great fighter. But it is only through the hours of hard work that I have put into my career and my dedication to the sport, that I have been able to accomplish these goals. I encourage everyone to follow their dreams and work hard to achieve them.”
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'''Early Years'''<br>
  
Mayweather’s past recognitions throughout his impressive career have also included the Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year, as well as awards from Ring Magazine and BET (Black Entertainment Television) for the same feat.
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Widely considered the greatest boxer of his era, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was born February 24, 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Boxing is in his blood. His father, Floyd Sr., was a welterweight contender, and his uncle Jeff Mayweather is a former IBO super featherweight champion. Another uncle, Roger Mayweather, is a former World Boxing Council super-lightweight champion.
  
In addition to his athletic ability and business acumen, Mayweather has been ahead of the curve with regard to his social media presence. He is certainly tech savvy. His Twitter account, @floydmayweather, is well on its way to acquiring four million followers, placing him in the top 200 most-followed accounts on Twitter. Mayweather utilized the social media platform to announce his two most recent fights between Miguel Cotto and Victor Ortiz, making him and his opponent trend worldwide. Additionally, his Facebook page has nearly two million fans and acquires thousands of “Likes” with every post. His latest foray into the world of social media is his Instagram account which has acquired hundreds of thousands of followers in its infancy.
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His father introduced Mayweather to the gym not long after he started walking, holding his young boy in front of speed bags whenever they visited. Soon, Mayweather was throwing punches at anything that came in his view. At the age of seven he was fitted for his first pair of boxing gloves.
  
Mayweather also dominated the world’s top search engine Google as his name ruled sports searches during the month of May (when he fought Miguel Cotto). The super fight accounted for three of the United States’ top 10 trending sports-related queries on Google. Each of these queries trended higher than searches for any NBA player or team during the 2012 NBA Playoffs.
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Little Floyd, as he was known, became a staple at his neighborhood gym, which was conveniently located just five doors down from his family's home.
  
Perhaps Mayweather’s most crowning achievement in recent years is his role in instituting Olympic-style drug testing in boxing. He was the first fighter to require blood testing administered by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in order to face him in the ring (which began in 2010 when he fought Sugar Shane Mosley). Mayweather is now seen as a trailblazer in the campaign to make the ring an even playing field. In 2012 alone, more than five boxers have tested positive for steroids who may not have been caught had it not been for the fighter’s foresight and desire to clean up the sport.
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His family life was complicated. His father had a violent temper, and drifted in and out of danger. In 1978, while holding his son, he was shot in the leg during a dispute with the brother of a girlfriend. In 1993, the elder Mayweather was sentenced to prison on cocaine trafficking charges. Mayweather's mother has also dealt with substance abuse issues.
  
In his most recent bout which took place on May 5, 2012, he defeated renowned champion Miguel Cotto for the Super Welterweight World Championship. Not only did Mayweather prove his genius in the ring with a near shut out of the tough Puerto Rican warrior, but he proved once again that he is the pay-per-view king, bringing in 1.5 million buys, totaling $94 million. This made Mayweather vs. Cotto the second highest grossing non-heavyweight fight in history.
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'''Boxing Success'''<br>
  
Mayweather’s fight against Cotto was not his only big pay day as of late. On September 17, 2011 he faced the hard-hitting then-WBC Welterweight World Champion Victor Ortiz. The bout, which ended in a fourth-round knockout, once again showed the sports world why Mayweather is an astute master of the game and the sport’s biggest draw. With 1.25 million buys, Mayweather vs. Ortiz was added to the undefeated star’s list of amazing pay-per-view performances.
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Away from the circus of his family, Mayweather found peace and control in the ring. Known as Pretty Boy early in his career for his unmarked face, Mayweather, with his fast, precise style, won the National Golden Gloves in 1993, 1994 and 1996.
  
Prior to the Ortiz bout, Mayweather fought Sugar Shane Mosley on May 1, 2010. He performed brilliantly and dominated Mosley en route to a shut-out unanimous decision victory. The fight was purchased by 1.4 million homes generating $78.3 million in revenue and earned Mayweather $40 million. In the 36 minute-long fight, “Money” earned approximately $1.1 million per minute and his performance summoned scores of celebrities and sports stars including A-listers Muhammad Ali, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael J. Fox, Paris Hilton and Jamie Foxx who were among the ringside observers.
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While he finished 84-6 as an amateur, his pre-professional career ended bitterly at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta when he lost a controversial decision and was forced to settle for a bronze medal.
  
Mayweather has also become a crossover star, appearing in the Emmy award winning HBO reality series “24/7” five times. With each appearance, he provided cameras with an all access look at his training and personal life. Not a stranger to media requests and national television, Mayweather has appeared in commercials for AT&T and ESPN, competed on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars in 2007, hosted WWE’s Monday Night Raw, and appeared on WWE WrestleMania XXIV in 2008. These opportunities, as well as the countless others such as Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine and Men’s Fitness and visits to Conan, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live with Regis & Kelly and E! Channel’s Chelsea Lately, demonstrates his impact across the sports and mainstream media spectrum as one of the most talked about athletes in the world.
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Mayweather turned professional on October 11, 1996. As a pro, Mayweather continued to win at an astonishing rate. With his father serving as both manager and trainer, he won several easy bouts during his first two years, which he capped off by capturing his first world title, the WBC junior lightweight championship.
  
“My career is very important to me and as long as I have the desire and ability to be at top of the boxing charts, I will continue my legacy by competing in the ring,” said Mayweather. “My goal has always been to be one of the best fighters who ever lived, but I also want to be a successful businessman, thinking outside of just the boxing ring and touching as many people as possible while my career is at its peak.
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His career greatly accelerated even more beginning in 2000, when Mayweather embarked on a seven-year stretch that had many fight fans talking about him as one of the sport's all-time greats.
  
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mayweather was born into a boxing family. His father, Floyd Sr., was a former welterweight contender who fought Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard, and his uncles, Roger and Jeff, were also pro fighters, with Roger – Floyd’s current trainer – winning two world championships during his prime.
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During this period, he moved up in weight class four times, taking home Ring magazine and WBC lightweight titles in 2001, the WBC super lightweight title in 2005, and Ring magazine and WBC welterweight titles in 2006. In 2007 he defeated Oscar De La Hoya for the WBC super welterweight crown.
  
Fitted with boxing gloves while he was still a toddler, Floyd started boxing competitively at the age of seven and his acumen for the game was obvious from the start. He would go on to compile an 84-6 amateur record while earning three Michigan Golden Gloves titles, three National Golden Gloves titles, PAL and National Championships and an Olympic Bronze medal in the 1996 Games.
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His success garnered increased earnings. In 2010 he was the third highest-paid American athlete, with income of more than $60 million for the year.
  
Turning pro in the super featherweight division on October 11, 1996, Mayweather blitzed Roberto Apodaca in just two rounds…his journey to greatness was underway. After one more win in 1996, Mayweather went 10-0 with 9 knockouts in 1997 and added five more wins to his ledger in the first half of 1998. Fight fans were chomping at the bit to see the ultra-talented Mayweather in with the elite at 130 pounds, and on October 3, 1998, they got their chance when the 21-year old faced off against the late Genaro Hernandez for ‘Chicanito’s WBC world championship.
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The victories and paychecks only fueled Mayweather’s already sturdy ego. In a sport built on bravado, he has proven to be one of boxing's most polarizing figures.  
  
The highly anticipated fight was no contest, as Mayweather battered the veteran with blinding combinations, pitching a near shutout before the fight was stopped after the eighth round. Floyd Mayweather was a World Champion.
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"My goal has always been to be one of the best fighters who ever lived," Mayweather has said. "My career and legacy are very important to me."
  
As any great champion will tell you, winning a title is one thing, defending it is another, and Mayweather, despite his natural physical gifts, showed his desire for greatness by outworking his opponents in the gym and gaining a reputation as one of the hardest workers in the sport.
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So is his crossover appeal. In recent years Mayweather has brought his star power to television.
  
This work ethic paid off as Mayweather defended his super featherweight title eight times from 1998 to 2001, defeating Angel Manfredy (TKO2), Carlos Rios (W12), Justin Juuko (KO9), Carlos Gerena (TKO7), Gregorio Vargas (W12), Diego Corrales (TKO10), Carlos Hernandez (W12) and Jesus Chavez (TKO9). Corrales, Hernandez and Chavez would all go on to win world titles after their one-sided losses to Mayweather.
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In the buildup to his much-anticipated 2007 match with De La Hoya, Mayweather took center stage in the four-part HBO documentary 24/7, which led to new pay-per-view and live-gate records. Later that year he appeared as a contestant on ABC Television's Dancing with the Stars.
  
With the 130 pound weight class cleaned out, Mayweather sought new challenges at 135 pounds, and he got it in his WBC lightweight championship fight against Mexico’s tough Jose Luis Castillo on April 20, 2002. After 12 hard-fought rounds, Mayweather had won his second world crown. Fight fans clamored for a rematch and Floyd answered their call in his very next fight less than eight months later, repeating with a 12 round decision win over Castillo. He went on to defend the lightweight title twice more, over Victoriano Sosa (W12) and Phillip N’dou (TKO7) before testing the waters at 140 pounds.
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'''Personal Problems'''<br>
  
In the junior welterweight division, Mayweather immediately made his presence known with a dominating 12 round decision win over former World Champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley on May 22, 2004. After an eighth round stoppage of Henry Bruseles to kick off 2005, Mayweather made his debut as a pay-per-view headliner on June 25, 2005, when he walked through the rugged Arturo Gatti, stopping him in just six rounds to win the WBC 140-pound championship.
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Mayweather's sometimes-overbearing family dynamics have intruded on his work life. In 2000, Mayweather fired his father as manager. Their differences only became more intense, and not long after, Mayweather fired his father as trainer too, and replaced him with his uncle Roger Mayweather.
  
Mayweather didn’t spend much time at junior welterweight, as he immediately jumped up to the welterweight division to take on the best in yet another weight class. Floyd kicked off his 147-pound campaign with a sixth round TKO of former World Champion Sharmba Mitchell on November 19, 2005, and on April 8, 2006, he would face former friend Zab Judah in a highly-anticipated grudge match that saw Mayweather cruise to an easy 12 round decision win to earn the IBF welterweight title. Not satisfied with just one belt, Mayweather finished off a stellar 2006 campaign with a 12 round near-shutout over Carlos Baldomir to add the WBC welterweight crown to his trophy case.
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Outside the ring, Mayweather has fought different kinds of battles. In late December 2011, a Las Vegas judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge and no contest to two harassment charges. Mayweather has been arrested several times since 2002 in battery and violence cases in Las Vegas and in his hometown of Grand Rapids.
  
After Baldomir, Mayweather rose to superstar status with his aforementioned highly-decorated year in 2007. Immediately following his historic year, he stunned the entire sports world in June of 2008 when he announced that he was retiring from boxing after competing in the sport for nearly 20 years. During his hiatus from the sport, Mayweather found much needed rest by spending the majority of his time with his family while regaining his lost spirit and love for the sport, allowing him to comeback better than ever.
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'''Recent Years'''<br>
  
“My goal has always been to be one of the best fighters who ever lived, but I am only willing to do that if I am physically and mentally prepared every time I step in the ring,” Mayweather said. “The break from the sport was good for me, but I returned to boxing to fight the best, and that’s what I intend to do.
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In 2007, Mayweather stunned the sports world when he announced his retirement. He returned in September 2009 and won a bout against Juan Manuel Marquez by unanimous decision, for a purse of nearly $60 million. Eight months later, he won a 12-round unanimous decision over Shane Mosley in Las Vegas to up his professional record to 41-0.
  
In 2007, Mayweather had his true coming out party, shattering every boxing (and in some Oscar de la Hoya, which broke the cases sports) earning record in the book, including his must-see May 5 mega-fight against all-time live gate and pay-per-view earnings numbers. His victory over the Golden Boy earned Mayweather a whopping $25 million from his share of the revenue generated from the 2.4 million households that purchased the fight (a gross of over $120 million).
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In May 2013, Mayweather made headlines when he won a 12-round bout against Robert Guerrero in a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, taking the WBC welterweight title. The fight bumped Mayweather's record to an undefeated 44-0 (with 26 KOs).
  
Later that year on December 8, Mayweather fought the popular and undefeated British World Champion Ricky Hatton, scoring a 10th round knockout and again earning over $25 million. Mayweather collected over $14,500 per second for his less than 28 minutes of work.
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Mayweather, who is the father of four children (two sons and two daughters), resides in Las Vegas.
 
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After a 21-month lay-off from the ring, Mayweather returned on September 19, 2009 and thoroughly out-boxed one of his quickest opponents in Juan Manuel Marquez, earning a unanimous decision victory, generating 1.1 million pay-per-view buys translating to nearly $60 million in revenue.
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In Mayweather’s last six bouts, he generated nearly $600 million in revenue combined; delivering over eight million pay-per-view buys, making him the one of the highest grossing pay-per-view attractions in the history of the sport. In the nearly 190 minutes it took Mayweather to defeat De La Hoya, Hatton, Marquez, Mosley, Ortiz and Cotto, he earned over $220 million, securing his place on top earner lists across the board.
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Mayweather’s goal to live a rich, full life outside the ring is just as important as success in the ring. He is actively involved with the lives of his four beautiful children Kouran 12, Iyanna 11, Zion 10, and Jirah 8 and regularly visits with his other family members who live near him in Las Vegas.
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As the owner of the Mayweather Boxing Club, the eight-time champion has a gym to call home and invites young future champions to train and learn from him and his uncle and trainer-for-life Roger Mayweather. A point of pride for the Mayweathers, the Las Vegas gym has become a go-to training facility for up and coming fighters ready to make their own mark in the sport.
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His charities endeavors do not go unnoticed either. Mayweather regularly supports the homeless in Las Vegas, frequently showing up himself to distribute sandwiches and water. Recently he made generous donations to Susan G. Komen Las Vegas Chapter, Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas and Three Square Food Bank, all reflecting his generosity and efforts to give back to those less fortunate and in need. Additionally, he donated significant funds to Las Vegas charter school Rainbow Dreams Academy, which focuses on the “at risk” and underserved population.
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Mayweather is the Director of The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation which was founded in 2007 with the goals of empowering and encouraging community alliances, impacting youth leadership and strengthening family foundations in the Las Vegas community.
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“My desire to give is as strong as my desire to win,” Mayweather said. “I know how important it is to help those who are less fortunate than me. I hope if I continue to work as hard outside of the ring as I do inside of it, I can inspire others to do the same and help out in their communities as well.
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== Amateur Highlights ==
 
== Amateur Highlights ==
[[File:Mayweather wins a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Floyd Mayweather wins a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta]]
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[[File:Mayweather wins a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics.jpg|thumb|300px|right|Mayweather's hand is raised after defeating Bakhtiyar Tilegenov at the 1996 Olympics]][[File:Floydgallbpg-vertical.jpg|thumb|300px|right|Mayweather against Lorenzo Aragon in the quarterfinals of the 1996 Olympics]][[File:Floyd-mayweather-bronze-1996-atlanta.jpg|thumb|300px|right|Mayweather reacts to losing a controversial decision to Serafim Todorov in the semifinals of the 1996 Olympics]]
*'''Amateur Record:''' 84-6
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*Amateur Record: 84-6 [http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.geocities.ws/pedrinet/mayweather.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dwww.geocities.ws/pedrinet/mayweather.html%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DF1u%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official]
*'''1993''' National [[Golden Gloves]] Light Flyweight Champion
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*1993 National [[Golden Gloves]] Light Flyweight Champion<br>Results:
*'''1994''' National Golden Gloves Flyweight Champion
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**Salvador Casillas W 3
*'''1995''' United States Featherweight Champion
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**Domenic Filane W 3
*'''1995''' U.S. featherweight representative at the World Championships in Berlin<br>Results:
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**Willie Seenn W 3
**Defeated [[Marian Leondraliu]] (Romania) PTS (8-7)
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**Juan Anzures W 3
**Lost to [[Nouredine Medjihoud]] (Algeria) PTS (6-8)
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**[[Eric Morel]] W 3
*'''1996''' National Golden Gloves Featherweight Champion
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*1994 National [[Golden Gloves]] Flyweight Champion<br>Results:
*'''1996''' Qualified as a featherweight for the United States Olympic Team<br>Results:
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**[[Isidro Garcia]] W 3
**Defeated [[William Jenkins]] RSC-3
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**Julian Stevens W 3
**Defeated [[James Baker]] RSC-1
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**Juan Anzures W 3
**Lost to [[Augie Sanchez]] PTS (11-12)
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**Nick Molinari W 3
**Defeated [[Carlos Navarro]] PTS (31-11)
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**Linton Nichols W 3
**Defeated [[Augie Sanchez]] PTS (12-8) at the Box-offs
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*1994 United States Junior National Championships<br>Results:
**Defeated [[Augie Sanchez]] PTS (20-10) at the Box-offs
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**Nick Molinari W 3
*'''1996''' Featherweight Bronze Medalist for the United States at the [[Olympics]] in Atlanta<br>Results:
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**[[Arnulfo Bravo]] L 3
**Defeated [[Bakhtiyar Tileganov]] (Kazakhstan) RSC-2
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*Lost on points to [[Martin Castillo]] at a 1994 United States vs. Mexico dual meet in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
**Defeated [[Artur Gevorgyan]] (Armenia) PTS (16-3)
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*Lost on points to [[Carlos Navarro]] at the 1995 United States Pan American Games Trials.
**Defeated [[Lorenzo Aragon]] (Cuba) PTS (12-11)
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*Lost on points to [[Juan Carlos Ramirez]] at a 1995 United States vs. Mexico dual meet at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA.
**Lost to [[Serafim Todorov]] (Bulgaria) PTS (9-10)
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*1995 United States featherweight representative at the World Championships in Berlin, Germany.<br>Results:
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**1st Round - Defeated Marian Leondraliu (Romania) (8-7)
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**2nd Round - Lost to Noureddine Medjihoud (Algeria) (6-8)
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*1995 [[United States Amateur Featherweight Champions|United States Amateur]] Featherweight Champion<br>Results:
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**Jesse Byers W 3
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**Raul Basulto W 3
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**[[Augie Sanchez]]  W 3
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**James Baker WO
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*1995 National Police Athletic League Featherweight Champion<br>Results:
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**Ernest Rodriguez W 3
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**Shavonn Price
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**Elizondo Gilbert RSC 3
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**[[Carlos Navarro]] W 3
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**Carmello Ramos W 3
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*1996 National [[Golden Gloves]] Featherweight Champion<br>Results:
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**[[Jose Hernandez]] W 3
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**Hector Cruz W 3
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**Chad Jaquillard  W 3
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**Adriel Pebenito W 3
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**[[Martin O'Malley]] W 3
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*1996 Qualified as a featherweight for the United States Olympic Team.<br>Results:
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**Defeated William Jenkins (RSC-3)
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**Defeated James Baker (RSCH-1)
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**Lost to [[Augie Sanchez]] (11-12)
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**Defeated [[Carlos Navarro]] (31-11) in Challengers Bracket
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**Defeated [[Augie Sanchez]] (12-8) at the Box-offs
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**Defeated [[Augie Sanchez]] (20-10) at the Box-offs
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*1996 Featherweight Bronze Medalist for the United States at the [[Olympics]] in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.<br>Results:
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**1st Round - Defeated Bakhtiyar Tilegenov (Kazakhstan) (RSCI-2)
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**2nd Round - Defeated [[Artur Gevorgyan]] (Armenia) (16-3)
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**Quarterfinals - Defeated [[Lorenzo Aragon]] (Cuba) (12-11)
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**Semifinals - Lost to [[Serafim Todorov]] (Bulgaria) (9-10)
  
 
== Career Factoids ==
 
== Career Factoids ==
*Has a record of 20-0 (10 KOs) in World Title fights.
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[[File:Mayweather-De La Hoya 2007.jpg|right|250px|thumb|Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya]]
*Has a record of 18-0 (7 KOs) against former or current world titlists.
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[[File:1920c3a6999b74c227a11787a9444d31-getty-88742971em034 floyd mayweat.jpg|right|250px|thumb|Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel Marquez]]
**Won against [[Genaro Hernandez]], [[Gregorio Vargas]], [[Diego Corrales]], [[Carlos Alberto Hernandez|Carlos Hernandez]], [[Jesús Chávez|Jesus Chavez]], [[José Luis Castillo|Jose Luis Castillo]] (twice), [[DeMarcus Corley]], [[Arturo Gatti]], [[Sharmba Mitchell]], [[Zab Judah]], [[Carlos Manuel Baldomir]], [[Oscar De La Hoya]], [[Ricky Hatton]], [[Juan Manuel Marquez]], [[Shane Mosley]], [[Victor Ortiz]], and [[Miguel Cotto]].
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[[File:Mayweather.mosley.8.jpg|right|250px|thumb|Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley]]
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[[File:Victor+Ortiz+Floyd+Mayweather+Jr+v+Victor+vkFCR8wmLj4l.jpg|right|thumb|250px|Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz]]
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[[File:Mayweather-Cotto-2012.jpg|right|thumb|250px|Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto]]
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[[File:Floyd-mayweather-alvarez.jpg|right|250px|thumb|Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez]]
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*Has a record of 24-0 (10 KOs) in world title fights.
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*Has a record of 22-0 (7 KOs) against former or current world titlists:
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**Won against [[Genaro Hernandez]], [[Gregorio Vargas]], [[Diego Corrales]], [[Carlos Alberto Hernandez|Carlos Hernandez]], [[Jesus Chavez]], [[Jose Luis Castillo]] (twice), [[DeMarcus Corley]], [[Arturo Gatti]], [[Sharmba Mitchell]], [[Zab Judah]], [[Carlos Manuel Baldomir]], [[Oscar De La Hoya]], [[Ricky Hatton]], [[Juan Manuel Marquez]], [[Shane Mosley]], [[Victor Ortiz (of California)|Victor Ortiz]], [[Miguel Cotto]], [[Robert Guerrero]], [[Saul Alvarez]] and [[Marcos Maidana|Marcos Rene Maidana]] (twice).
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*Has a record of 2-0 (1 KO) against [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] inductees:
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**Won against [http://www.ibhof.com/pages/about/inductees/modern/gatti.html Arturo Gatti] and [http://www.ibhof.com/pages/about/inductees/modern/delahoya.html Oscar De La Hoya].
  
 
== Regional & Minor Titles ==
 
== Regional & Minor Titles ==
*[[WBC]] Super Welterweight Diamond Title (2012)
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*[[IBO]] Welterweight Title (2006-2007)
*[[IBA]] Welterweight Title (2006)
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*[[IBA]] Welterweight Title (2006-2007)
*[[IBO]] Welterweight Title (2006)
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*[[WBC]] Diamond Super Welterweight Title (2012)
  
 
== World Titles ==
 
== World Titles ==
*[[WBA]] Super Welterweight Super Title (2012)
 
*[[WBC]] Super Welterweight Title (2007)
 
*[[WBC]] Welterweight Title (2006-2008, 2011)
 
*[[IBF]] Welterweight Title (2006)
 
*[[WBC]] Super Lightweight Title (2005-2006)
 
*[[WBC]] Lightweight Title (2002-2004)
 
 
*[[WBC]] Super Featherweight Title (1998-2002)
 
*[[WBC]] Super Featherweight Title (1998-2002)
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*[[WBC]] Lightweight Title (2002-2004)
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*[[WBC]] Super Lightweight Title (2005-2006)
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*[[IBF]] Welterweight Title (2006)
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*(2) [[WBC]] Welterweight Title (2006-2008, 2011-present)
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*(2) [[WBC]] Super Welterweight Title (2007, 2013-present)
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*[[WBA]] Super Welterweight Super World Title (2012-present)
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*[[WBA]] Welterweight Unified World Title (2014-present)
  
 
== The Ring Magazine Titles ==
 
== The Ring Magazine Titles ==
*World Welterweight Title (2006-2008)
 
 
*World Lightweight Title (2002-2004)
 
*World Lightweight Title (2002-2004)
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*(2) World Welterweight Title (2006-2008, 2013-present)
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*World Junior Middleweight Title (2013-present)
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== Transnational Boxing Rankings Board Titles ==
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*World Junior Middleweight Title (2013-present)
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== Lineal Titles ==
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*World Junior Lightweight Title (1998-2002)
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*World Lightweight Title (2002-2004)
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*(2) World Welterweight Title (2006-2008, 2010-present)
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*World Junior Middleweight Title (2013-present)
  
 
== Awards & Recognition ==
 
== Awards & Recognition ==
*[[The Ring Magazine]] [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|Fighter of the Year]] (1998 and 2007)
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*(2) [[Boxing Writers Association of America]] [[Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year|Fighter of the Year]] (2007, 2013)
*[[Boxing Writers Association of America]] [[Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year|Fighter of the Year]] (2007)
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*(2) [[The Ring Magazine]] [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|Fighter of the Year]] (1998, 2007)
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==Career Earnings==
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*According to the website Celebrity Net Worth, Mayweather's career earnings total $405 million. [http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-athletes/richest-boxers/floyd-mayweather-net-worth/]
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*Forbes magazine releases an annual list of the world's highest paid athletes. Mayweather's placements:
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**2007: No. 16 ($26.5 million) [http://www.forbes.com/2007/10/25/sports-tiger_woods-biz-sports-cz_kb_1026athletes_slide_17.html]
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**2010: No. 2 ($65 million) [http://www.forbes.com/2010/07/20/most-valuable-athletes-and-teams-business-sports-sportsmoney-fifty-fifty-athletes_slide_3.html]
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**2012: No. 1 ($85 million) [http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mli45igdi/1-floyd-mayweather/]
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**2013: No. 14 ($34 million) [http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mli45mmlg/14-floyd-mayweather-4/]
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**2014: No. 1 ($105 million) [http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mli45eimdj/1-floyd-mayweather-8/]
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*Unlike the other athletes on the Forbes list, none of Mayweather's earnings come from endorsements.
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== Pay-Per-View History ==
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*1. (06/25/2005) [[Arturo Gatti vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.|W RTD6 Arturo Gatti]] 365,000 buys and $16,500,000 in revenue [http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=2098832]
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*2. (04/08/2006) [[Zab Judah vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.|W UD12 Zab Judah]] 375,000 buys and $16,800,000 in revenue [http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=2408638]
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*3. (11/04/2006) [[Carlos Manuel Baldomir vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.|W UD12 Carlos Manuel Baldomir]] 325,000 buys and $16,300,000 in revenue [http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=2657809]
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*4. (05/05/2007) [[Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.|W SD12 Oscar De La Hoya]] 2,480,000 buys and $136,000,000 in revenue [http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=2865349]
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*5. (12/08/2007) [[Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Ricky Hatton|W TKO10 Ricky Hatton]] 920,000 buys and $50,000,000 in revenue [http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=3158134]
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*6. (09/19/2009) [[Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Marquez|W UD12 Juan Manuel Marquez]] 1,100,000 buys and $55,600,000 in revenue [http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=4502922]
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*7. (05/01/2010) [[Shane Mosley vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.|W UD12 Shane Mosley]] 1,400,000 buys and $78,300,000 in revenue [http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=5180941]
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*8. (09/17/2011) [[Victor Ortiz vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.|W KO4 Victor Ortiz]] 1,250,000 buys and $78,440,000 in revenue [http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=7160303]
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*9. (05/05/2012) [[Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Miguel Cotto|W UD12 Miguel Cotto]] 1,500,000 buys and $94,000,000 in revenue [http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=7919965]
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*10. (05/04/2013) [[Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Robert Guerrero|W UD12 Robert Guerrero]] Unreleased (Sources claim between 800,000-1,000,000 buys) [http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/boxing/source--mayweather-maidana-ii-does-925-000-pay-per-view-buys-182401464.html]
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*11. (09/14/2013) [[Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul Alvarez|W MD12 Saul Alvarez]] 2,200,000 buys and $150,000,000 in revenue [http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=9694996]
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*12. (05/03/2014) [[Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana|W MD12 Marcos Maidana]] Unreleased (Sources claim between 800,000-900,000 buys) [http://ringtv.craveonline.com/news/356579-mayweather-maidana-rematch-produces-strong-gate-ppv-numbers]
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*13. (09/13/2014) [[Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Marcos Rene Maidana (2nd meeting)|W UD12 Marcos Maidana]] Unreleased (Sources claim between 775,000-925,000 buys) [http://www.thesweetscience.com/news/articles-frontpage/19342-source-mayweather-maidana-2-projects-to-925000-ppv-buys]
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Totals (approximate): 14,580,000 buys
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:57, 1 March 2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Name: Floyd Mayweather Jr
Alias: Money / Pretty Boy
Birth Name: Floyd Joy Sinclair
Born: 1977-02-24 (Age:38)
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 8″   /   173cm
Reach: 72″   /   183cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainers: Roger Mayweather (former), Floyd Mayweather Sr. (present)
Managers: Floyd Mayweather Sr. (former), James Prince (former), Al Haymon (present)
Promoters: Top Rank (former), Golden Boy Promotions (former), Mayweather Promotions (present)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Gallery

Biography

From biography.com

Synopsis

American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather was born on February 24, 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He won three national Golden Gloves and an Olympic bronze medal in 1996, and became a professional boxer that same year. By 2007, he was considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world and had 38 undefeated bouts. He retired in 2008, but returned to the ring in September 2009.

Early Years

Widely considered the greatest boxer of his era, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was born February 24, 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Boxing is in his blood. His father, Floyd Sr., was a welterweight contender, and his uncle Jeff Mayweather is a former IBO super featherweight champion. Another uncle, Roger Mayweather, is a former World Boxing Council super-lightweight champion.

His father introduced Mayweather to the gym not long after he started walking, holding his young boy in front of speed bags whenever they visited. Soon, Mayweather was throwing punches at anything that came in his view. At the age of seven he was fitted for his first pair of boxing gloves.

Little Floyd, as he was known, became a staple at his neighborhood gym, which was conveniently located just five doors down from his family's home.

His family life was complicated. His father had a violent temper, and drifted in and out of danger. In 1978, while holding his son, he was shot in the leg during a dispute with the brother of a girlfriend. In 1993, the elder Mayweather was sentenced to prison on cocaine trafficking charges. Mayweather's mother has also dealt with substance abuse issues.

Boxing Success

Away from the circus of his family, Mayweather found peace and control in the ring. Known as Pretty Boy early in his career for his unmarked face, Mayweather, with his fast, precise style, won the National Golden Gloves in 1993, 1994 and 1996.

While he finished 84-6 as an amateur, his pre-professional career ended bitterly at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta when he lost a controversial decision and was forced to settle for a bronze medal.

Mayweather turned professional on October 11, 1996. As a pro, Mayweather continued to win at an astonishing rate. With his father serving as both manager and trainer, he won several easy bouts during his first two years, which he capped off by capturing his first world title, the WBC junior lightweight championship.

His career greatly accelerated even more beginning in 2000, when Mayweather embarked on a seven-year stretch that had many fight fans talking about him as one of the sport's all-time greats.

During this period, he moved up in weight class four times, taking home Ring magazine and WBC lightweight titles in 2001, the WBC super lightweight title in 2005, and Ring magazine and WBC welterweight titles in 2006. In 2007 he defeated Oscar De La Hoya for the WBC super welterweight crown.

His success garnered increased earnings. In 2010 he was the third highest-paid American athlete, with income of more than $60 million for the year.

The victories and paychecks only fueled Mayweather’s already sturdy ego. In a sport built on bravado, he has proven to be one of boxing's most polarizing figures.

"My goal has always been to be one of the best fighters who ever lived," Mayweather has said. "My career and legacy are very important to me."

So is his crossover appeal. In recent years Mayweather has brought his star power to television.

In the buildup to his much-anticipated 2007 match with De La Hoya, Mayweather took center stage in the four-part HBO documentary 24/7, which led to new pay-per-view and live-gate records. Later that year he appeared as a contestant on ABC Television's Dancing with the Stars.

Personal Problems

Mayweather's sometimes-overbearing family dynamics have intruded on his work life. In 2000, Mayweather fired his father as manager. Their differences only became more intense, and not long after, Mayweather fired his father as trainer too, and replaced him with his uncle Roger Mayweather.

Outside the ring, Mayweather has fought different kinds of battles. In late December 2011, a Las Vegas judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge and no contest to two harassment charges. Mayweather has been arrested several times since 2002 in battery and violence cases in Las Vegas and in his hometown of Grand Rapids.

Recent Years

In 2007, Mayweather stunned the sports world when he announced his retirement. He returned in September 2009 and won a bout against Juan Manuel Marquez by unanimous decision, for a purse of nearly $60 million. Eight months later, he won a 12-round unanimous decision over Shane Mosley in Las Vegas to up his professional record to 41-0.

In May 2013, Mayweather made headlines when he won a 12-round bout against Robert Guerrero in a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, taking the WBC welterweight title. The fight bumped Mayweather's record to an undefeated 44-0 (with 26 KOs).

Mayweather, who is the father of four children (two sons and two daughters), resides in Las Vegas.

Amateur Highlights

Mayweather's hand is raised after defeating Bakhtiyar Tilegenov at the 1996 Olympics
Mayweather against Lorenzo Aragon in the quarterfinals of the 1996 Olympics
Mayweather reacts to losing a controversial decision to Serafim Todorov in the semifinals of the 1996 Olympics
  • Amateur Record: 84-6 [1]
  • 1993 National Golden Gloves Light Flyweight Champion
    Results:
    • Salvador Casillas W 3
    • Domenic Filane W 3
    • Willie Seenn W 3
    • Juan Anzures W 3
    • Eric Morel W 3
  • 1994 National Golden Gloves Flyweight Champion
    Results:
    • Isidro Garcia W 3
    • Julian Stevens W 3
    • Juan Anzures W 3
    • Nick Molinari W 3
    • Linton Nichols W 3
  • 1994 United States Junior National Championships
    Results:
  • Lost on points to Martin Castillo at a 1994 United States vs. Mexico dual meet in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
  • Lost on points to Carlos Navarro at the 1995 United States Pan American Games Trials.
  • Lost on points to Juan Carlos Ramirez at a 1995 United States vs. Mexico dual meet at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA.
  • 1995 United States featherweight representative at the World Championships in Berlin, Germany.
    Results:
    • 1st Round - Defeated Marian Leondraliu (Romania) (8-7)
    • 2nd Round - Lost to Noureddine Medjihoud (Algeria) (6-8)
  • 1995 United States Amateur Featherweight Champion
    Results:
    • Jesse Byers W 3
    • Raul Basulto W 3
    • Augie Sanchez W 3
    • James Baker WO
  • 1995 National Police Athletic League Featherweight Champion
    Results:
    • Ernest Rodriguez W 3
    • Shavonn Price
    • Elizondo Gilbert RSC 3
    • Carlos Navarro W 3
    • Carmello Ramos W 3
  • 1996 National Golden Gloves Featherweight Champion
    Results:
  • 1996 Qualified as a featherweight for the United States Olympic Team.
    Results:
  • 1996 Featherweight Bronze Medalist for the United States at the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
    Results:
    • 1st Round - Defeated Bakhtiyar Tilegenov (Kazakhstan) (RSCI-2)
    • 2nd Round - Defeated Artur Gevorgyan (Armenia) (16-3)
    • Quarterfinals - Defeated Lorenzo Aragon (Cuba) (12-11)
    • Semifinals - Lost to Serafim Todorov (Bulgaria) (9-10)

Career Factoids

Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya
Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel Marquez
Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley
Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz
Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto
Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez

Regional & Minor Titles

  • IBO Welterweight Title (2006-2007)
  • IBA Welterweight Title (2006-2007)
  • WBC Diamond Super Welterweight Title (2012)

World Titles

  • WBC Super Featherweight Title (1998-2002)
  • WBC Lightweight Title (2002-2004)
  • WBC Super Lightweight Title (2005-2006)
  • IBF Welterweight Title (2006)
  • (2) WBC Welterweight Title (2006-2008, 2011-present)
  • (2) WBC Super Welterweight Title (2007, 2013-present)
  • WBA Super Welterweight Super World Title (2012-present)
  • WBA Welterweight Unified World Title (2014-present)

The Ring Magazine Titles

  • World Lightweight Title (2002-2004)
  • (2) World Welterweight Title (2006-2008, 2013-present)
  • World Junior Middleweight Title (2013-present)

Transnational Boxing Rankings Board Titles

  • World Junior Middleweight Title (2013-present)

Lineal Titles

  • World Junior Lightweight Title (1998-2002)
  • World Lightweight Title (2002-2004)
  • (2) World Welterweight Title (2006-2008, 2010-present)
  • World Junior Middleweight Title (2013-present)

Awards & Recognition

Career Earnings

  • According to the website Celebrity Net Worth, Mayweather's career earnings total $405 million. [2]
  • Forbes magazine releases an annual list of the world's highest paid athletes. Mayweather's placements:
    • 2007: No. 16 ($26.5 million) [3]
    • 2010: No. 2 ($65 million) [4]
    • 2012: No. 1 ($85 million) [5]
    • 2013: No. 14 ($34 million) [6]
    • 2014: No. 1 ($105 million) [7]
  • Unlike the other athletes on the Forbes list, none of Mayweather's earnings come from endorsements.

Pay-Per-View History

Totals (approximate): 14,580,000 buys


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
Preceded by:
Victor Ortiz
WBC Welterweight Champion
2011 Sep 17 – present
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Miguel Cotto
Super Champion
WBA Light Middleweight Champion
Super Champion

2012 May 5 – present
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Saul Alvarez
WBC Light Middleweight Champion
2013 Sep 14 – present
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Marcos Maidana
WBA Welterweight Champion
Super Champion

2014 May 3 – present
Succeeded by: