Celebrity News: Floyd Mayweather is a boxer who has a net worth of $ 400 million.
He was born on February 24, 1977, in Michigan. As a child, Floyd Joy Sinclair, better known as Floyd Mayweather Junior, never imagined that he would become one of the top figures of world boxing, although from a young age he showed his gifts for practicing this sport, growing up in a boxing family.
Mayweather took full advantage of the blood of champion running through his veins. He is the son of boxer Floyd Mayweather Sr. and nephew of two former world monarchs, Jeff Mayweather and Roger Mayweather.
Floyd started his brilliant amateur career at an early age; Before entering pay boxing he had an impressive record of 84 wins, only six losses. Among his achievements is the United States Amateur Championship in his 1995 edition. He also won the Golden Gloves in 1993, 1994 and 1996.
Mayweather also won for the United States the bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEBUT
Mayweather Jr. made his pro debut on October 11, 1996, with a spectacular two-round knockout over Mexican Roberto Apodaca in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Since then he has still not known the defeat and has an impressive record of 42-0, with 26 wins before the limit. Mayweather Jr. has been world champion in five distinct categories: super featherweight, lightweight, super lightweight, welterweight, and super welter.
October 3, 1998, was a very special date for Mayweather, as he won his first world title, the World Boxing Council (WBC) super featherweight, by dethroning Genaro “Chicanito” Hernandez in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Floyd defended that title on eight occasions against rivals of quality like Angel Manfredy (knockout in two rounds); Carlos Ríos (unanimous decision); Justin Juuko (nine round knockout); Carlos Genera (knockout in seven spins); Gregorio Vargas (unanimous decision); Diego Corrales (tenth round knockout); Carlos Hernandez (unanimous decision), and finally to Jesus Chavez (knockout in the ninth round). Mayweather, after beating the best of the division, vacated the CMB super pump world title to change category.
On September 19, 2009, after a long retirement, Mayweather returned to the ring against one of the best Mexican boxers today, Juan Manuel Marquez.
Months later, May 1, 2010, after there was no anti-doping agreement with Manny Pacquiao due to the high demands of Mayweather the fight was canceled after the event decided to face Shane Mosley. Mayweather established a wide dominance before Mosley to obtain the victory by unanimous decision.
On Sept. 17, 2011, Mayweather beat Victor Ortiz in the fourth round, who gave him a header, so referee Joe Cortez momentarily stopped both boxers by taking two points off Ortiz.
Ortiz tried to apologize for embracing Mayweather, and in a brief oversight with the guard down, Mayweather placed two strong blows to the face that sent him to the canvas decreasing the knockout.
On May 2, 2015, Mayweather Jr. defeated Pacquiao in a 12-round unanimous decision and became the absolute welterweight champion by retaining his World Boxing Council (WB), WBA-sponsored titles, snatched Pacquiao The crown of the World Organization (WBO) and pocketed some 200 million dollars, for about 100 million of the Filipino.