Born: Feb. 24,1977
Born Floyd Joy Sinclair Mayweather on February 24, 1977 in Grand Rapids, MI.
Born into a fighting family, Mayweather compiled an 84-6 amateur record that includes three National Golden Gloves Championships and bronze at the 1996 Olympic Games. He turned pro in 1996 and would capture multiple world titles in five weight divisions. He defeated Genaro Hernandez (TKO 8) for the WBC junior lightweight title in just his 18th pro bout, Jose Luis Castillo (W 12) for the WBC lightweight title in 2002, Arturo Gatti (KO 6) for the WBC junior welterweight strap in 2005, Zab Judah (W 12) for the IBF/ IBO welterweight titles in 2006, Carlos Baldomir (W 12 ) for the WBC / The Ring welterweight titles in 2006, Oscar De La Hoya (W 12) for the WBC junior middleweight belt in 2007, Victor Ortiz (KO 4) for the WBC welterweight title in 2001, Miguel Cotto (W 12) for the WBA junior middleweight strap in 2012, Canelo Alvarez (W 12) for the WBC junior middleweight title in 2013, Marcos Maidana (W 12) for the WBA welterweight in 2014, and Manny Pacquiao (W 12) for the WBO welterweight belt in 2015. “Money” retired in 2017 with an undefeated record of 50-0 (27 KOs) following a crossover bout with mixed martial arts star Conor MacGregor (TKO 10).
Mayweather, who was trained by his father Floyd Mayweather Sr. and uncle Roger Mayweather, is one of the highest paid athletes and top pay per view draws in history. With nearly impenetrable defense and deadly punching precision, the pound for pound superstar remains in boxing as CEO of Mayweather Promotions.