Floyd Mayweather Jr. was born February 24, 1977 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Boxing in his blood. His father, Floyd Sr. competed at welterweight, and his uncle Jeff Mayweather – former IBO champion in the second featherweight. Another uncle Roger Mayweather – former world champion in the super lightweight champion by the WBC.
Father gave Mayweather Jr. in the gym shortly after he began to walk. After several months of training, Floyd Jr. boxed everything he comes into view.
At age seven, he received his first pair of boxing gloves. Mayweather family life was difficult, because Mayweather Sr. was a short temper, and he constantly quarreled. In 1993, the elder Mayweather was sentenced to prison on charges of illegal sale of cocaine. Mother Mayweather also sells drugs.
After Mayweather Jr. left his family, became self-realization in the ring. Early in his career Mayweather was known as «Pretty Boy» (Pretty Boy), and because of its fast and accurate style won the National Golden Gloves in 1993, 1994 and 1996.
In 1996, Mayweather retired from amateur to statistics 84-6 and a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Atlanta.
October 11, 1996 Mayweather began his career in professional boxing. Floyd Mayweather Jr won battles with astonishing speed. During the first two years, when his father was his manager and coach, he won a few easy fights and then secured the success of winning his first world title in the world junior lightweight champion by the WBC.
In 2000, Mayweather Jr. fired his father as manager. After that, their differences become more intense, and soon Floyd Mayweather Jr. fired Mayweather Sr., and as a coach, and replaced him with his uncle Roger Mayweather.
Since 2000, and for 7 years career of Floyd Jr. is rapidly going up. During this period he changed weight class four times, while becoming the champion at lightweight version WBC – 2001, super lightweight title on the version of WBC – 2005 welterweight version of the WBC – 2006.
In 2007, Mayweather won the fight with Oscar De La Hoya for the WBC junior middleweight champion. After this fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. earnings increased several times. In the same year Mayweather Jr. stunned the sports world with his resignation from the sport.
In 2007, Mayweather has taken center stage in the documentary film series four HBO «24/7». In the same year he took part in the TV show “Dancing with the Stars.”
In September 2009, Floyd returned to a professional career and won the fight against Juan Manuel Marquez. Eight months later, he won the fight by unanimous decision over Shane Mosley in Las Vegas.
In 2010, he was third on the list of highest-paid American athletes, with an income of more than $ 60 million per year.
Floyd neodnorazovo had problems with the law. In late December 2011 the court in Las Vegas sentenced him to 90 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to charges of domestic violence and harassment in two attempts.
In May 2013 Mayweather again attracted worldwide attention, won by Roberto Guerrero and took his world champion by the WBC welterweight title.
Now a lot of rumors about a possible 2014 fight Pacquiao – Mayweather
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