Floyd Mayweather Jr. was born on February 24, 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He was born into a family of boxers, including his father Floyd Mayweather Sr., who was a welterweight contender, and his uncles, Jeff Mayweather and Roger Mayweather, who were also professional boxers.
Mayweather began his boxing career at a young age, and he had a very successful amateur career, winning the national Golden Gloves championships three times and the Olympic bronze medal in 1996. He turned professional in 1996 and won his first professional fight against Roberto Apodaca.
Over the course of his career, Mayweather had an impressive record of 50 wins and 0 losses, with 27 of those wins coming by knockout. He won titles in five different weight classes, including the super featherweight, lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight divisions.
Mayweather was known for his defensive skills and his ability to counterpunch, which allowed him to dominate his opponents in the ring. He was also known for his flamboyant personality and his extravagant lifestyle outside of the ring.
Mayweather’s biggest fights include his bouts against Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Manny Pacquiao, and Conor McGregor. His fight against Pacquiao in 2015 was one of the most highly anticipated fights in boxing history, and it generated over $600 million in revenue.
Mayweather retired from boxing in 2017, after defeating McGregor in what was billed as the “Money Fight”. He is widely considered one of the greatest boxers of all time and has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.