Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Birth date 24 Feb 1977 (39 years)
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Pretty Boy Floyd, Money M

Born from a family famous for the sport, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has yet to disappoint his uncles and father, Floyd Mayweather Sr. Before turning professional, Floyd Mayweather, Jr was already paving quite a successful amateur career, winning the Golden Gloves Championship for three consecutive times in 1993, 1994 and 1996.It was on October 11, 1996 that Floyd Jr. fought for the first time as a professional boxer. He was matched against another newcomer, Robert Apodaca. Apodaca was knocked out after 2 rounds in the fight. It wasn’t to be the first that Floyd would be knocking out fellow boxing opponents.

Floyd was able to win his first championship title as a professional boxing in the year 1998 after defeating all-time junior lightweight champion, Genaro Hernandez. Floyd Jr. turned out to defend his first title for eight times. After having some difficulty maintaining weight, Floyd Jr. moved up to the lightweight division in boxing. Though he only fought four matches in this weight class, they all happened to be championship bouts. In the end, Floyd Jr. won two different belts, the WBC and The Ring lightweight championship belts. Floyd Jr. then again moved up another weight class, this time as junior welterweight. His most important fight during this division was against Arturo Gatti. At the end of the fight, Floyd Jr had the WBC junior welterweight championship belt around his waist.

During April of 2006, Floyd Jr. fought against Zab Judah for the IBF and IBO championship belt and ended up victorious. He would soon find himself moving up yet another weight class, as junior middleweight. However, he returned to his previous welterweight class and fought with undefeated Ricky Hatton for the welterweight championship.

Floyd Jr. was famous for the defensive techniques he used in every fight. It was the same defensive technique used by his uncles and father during their time. It was also this use of defensive technique that kept Floyd Jr. free from any scars and bruises on his face, prompting the nickname “Pretty Boy”. After garnering a record of 41 wins, 25 knockouts, and 0 losses, Floyd Mayweather Jr. definitely deserves to be called the number one pound-for-pound boxer in the world.

Although Mayweather went into retirement for a short while, he came back on 2009 and subsequently fought Juan Manuel Marquez. It is through this comeback that a sought after fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was raised. Although there have been drafts for a fight to supposedly ensure, various events have come up that caused the postponement and eventual cancellation of the 2010 mega-bout. Since Pacquiao’s victory against Antonio Margarito, there have been calls for Mayweather to man up and face Pacquiao instead of postponing fights as what has happened recently.

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  • Profile image Carinhoso - over 3 years ago

    everything we show how to please a bitch! lik ur wife .. show too dress cause yall hav no Swag which means style incsae u didnt know lol how to play sports most yall suk at that just stick tooo hockey n nascar yea a real sport yall just pure haters! just keep signing the black mans multi millon dollar checks cause thats allll yalll gooood for dnt mad cause WE entertainers GOD put us in postion for it . because the white man beat us tand took our education from us fucku

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  • Profile image Aftab - over 4 years ago

    Floyd Mayweather, you are a great champion and so is Manny Pacquiao, Manny has more repcest because you talk a lot of trash, you dont know what humility is all about, why dont you just shut your pie hole and get with the fight, people believe you are now a coward who talks a lot of trash, scared to be beat and to take loss. Your talk is cheap to, why accuse a good fighter of using drugs or steriods ? Why are you scared, there is nothing to be scared my Champ You are Flyod Mayweather, the Champ , just do your Best to knock-out Pacman and everything and everyone is happy, You and Manny is what the Boxing Sports need right now. You have nothing to worry about, you say your are a great fighter and unbeatable well fight him then, no more cheap ass trash talk my Champ, because if he beats the fuck out of you, you'll be nobody but another Talking shit wanna be tough insecure boxer .and that is not you, Show Pacman your Greatness a Pound for pound King .

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  • Profile image jason - about 5 years ago

    i wanna see floyd mayweather fight me i will square up n win im not afraid of him

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  • Profile image jan - about 5 years ago

    & stop fighting senior citizens pick on someone you own age oh wait you act like your shoe size!! & stop beating your girl also someone needs to teach you a lesson & i hope its god cuz theres no other man you should fear!

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  • Profile image jan - about 5 years ago

    wow mayweather really won over a cheap shot looks like someone was scared & had to punch them when they were apoligizing! Ortiz is a real man he manned up he did a head bunt big deal he apologized & here comes mayweather with his bitch ass & gives him a sucker punch!! what a pussy damn & 50 had to defend u wow does he wipe your ass for you too! thats why you got booed in L.A you come out acting like you gonna throw $100.00's yeah rite yall fronters! i wanna see a rematch & enough with the elbows how bout this fight paquiao & then will see if you can really fight the worst person ever that ego aint gonna take you nowhere! & enough with th elbows cheater! mann up lil bitch

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  • Profile image Dwayne Bailey - about 5 years ago

    Thank you for a great fight vs Ortiz he got what was coming To him after that head butt this was the best fight I ever seen and i been watching boxing since The 1970's even the interview after the fight Your right HBO should fire that man

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  • Profile image James - about 5 years ago

    Your a bitch

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