Floyd Mayweather, Jr., bynames Money and Pretty Boy, (born February 24, 1977, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.), American boxer whose combination of speed, power, and technical prowess made him one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of all time. Mayweather earned the nickname “Pretty Boy” during his amateur career because of his unmarked face. He won the national Golden Gloves in 1993, 1994, and 1996 but ended his amateur career on a sour note at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, where he lost a controversial decision to Serafim Todorov of Bulgaria in the semifinals and had to settle for a bronze medal in the featherweight division. He turned pro on October 11, 1996, scoring a second-round knockout of American Roberto Apodaca.
Despite a bitter feud between his two trainers—his father, former boxer Floyd Mayweather, Sr., and his uncle Roger Mayweather, a former holder of the World Boxing Council (WBC) super featherweight (junior lightweight) and super lightweight (junior welterweight) titles — Mayweather flourished, winning the WBC junior lightweight title on October 3, 1998, in his 18th bout by stopping veteran American titleholder Genaro Hernandez in the eighth round. Mayweather also won Ring magazine’s Fighter of the Year award in 1998.
|Full Name||Floyd Joy Sinclair|
|Nick Name||Pretty Boy, Money Mayweather, TBE (The Best Ever)|
|Birth Place||Grand Rapids, Michigan, US|
|Date of Birth||February 24, 1977|
|Net Worth||US$700 Million|
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Mayweather moved up in weight four times, capturing Ring magazine and WBC lightweight titles in 2001, the WBC super lightweight title in 2005, and Ring magazine and WBC welterweight titles in 2006. At the beginning of 2007, he was already widely considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, remaining undefeated in 38 professional bouts (24 by knockout). However, it was not until he defeated fellow American Oscar De La Hoya for the WBC super welterweight (junior middleweight) title that Mayweather gained mainstream recognition.
More than the fight itself, it was the four-part documentary 24/7, which was broadcast on HBO cable television during the buildup to the fight, that boosted Mayweather’s profile. He emerged as a riveting character with an ego as large as his talent and a proclivity for being alternatively obnoxious and charming. Mayweather’s fight against De La Hoya was an enormous financial success, smashing existing pay-per-view and live-gate records.
|Family Name / Cast||Mayweather|
|Father Name||Floyd Mayweather, Sr|
|Mother Name||Deborah Sinclair|
|Brother Name||Justin Jones|
|Sister Name||Fannie Or, Deltricia Tawanna Howard|
|Husband or Wife Name||Brit Raemarni|
|Children Name||Iyanna Mayweather, Jirah Mayweather, Koraun Mayweather, Zion Shamaree Mayweather|
He returned to the ring in December 2007 and scored a 10th-round knockout against Britain’s previously undefeated Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas. The bout attracted another capacity crowd and, together with his victory over De La Hoya, earned Mayweather Ring magazine’s Fighter of the Year award for that year.