An American boxer, Floyd Mayweather is one of the best pound-pound boxers in history. Mayweather has won five weight division championships. As of 2020, Floyd Mayweather net worth is estimated to be over $1 billion.
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His Early Life
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is regarded by all as the greatest boxer of his time, he was born on February 24, 1977, to Floyd Joy Sinclairin Grand Rapids, Michigan. His father Floyd Joy Sinclair was a welterweight contender, and his uncle Jeff Mayweather was previously an IBO featherweight Champion. Roger Mayweather, another of his uncle, was a WBA super featherweight and also a WBC super lightweight champion. Boxing has always flown his blood.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was introduced to the gym by his father long as he just started walking. He always holds Mayweather at the front of the speed bays anytime they visited the gym. Not long, Mayweather would throw punches at things that came close to him. He was ready to wear his first pair of boxing gloves at the age of 7.
He was popularly known as little Floyd, he was famous at his neighborhood gym, which was just 5 blocks away from his family’s home. In the desire to follow his dad’s footsteps in boxing career he took his dad’s last name.
Floyd Mayweather Career
When he was away from his family drama, he found control and peace in the boxing ring. He was known as “Pretty Boy” when he started his career due to his unscarred face.In 1993, 1994 and 1996 Mayweather with his unique skill won the national Golden Gloves.
As an amateur as he finished 84-6, his pre-professional career ended on a bad page. He lost a disputable decision to Serafim Todorov fighter at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and he was forced to go with the bronze medal.
On October 11, 1996, Mayweather became a professional boxer. He continued to win at an amazing rate as a pro. After his father was released from prison, he served as his manager and trainer and he won many easy bouts. He won his first world title defeating Genaro Hernandez in 1998, the WBC super featherweight championship.
In early 2000 his career went high, as he went on a seven-years at a go having fans and talking about him as one of the greatest in the sport.
He went up in his weight class 4 times this period, and he won in 2002 the WBC lightweight, in 2005 the WBC super lightweight title, and in 2006 he won the IBF, IBO, WBC, and IBA welterweight titles. He defeated Oscar De La Hoya to win the WBC super welterweight cup in 2007.
His earnings increased as he kept winning. with an income of more than $60 million, he was the 3rd highest-paid athlete in the world in the year 2010.
His ego rises as he won more matches and got more paychecks. In a sport where boldness and intimidation, he proved to be one of the most polarizing figures. Mayweather said, His aim is to become one of the best boxers of all time”.
Floyd Mayweather Net Worth
As of 2020, Floyd Mayweather net worth is estimated to be over $1 billion. His know to feature in some biggest brands of the country commercials. Currently, Mayweather works as a boxing promoter, and that helps him in making good money.