Born this day: Floyd Mayweather is 43 years old

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Photo: PuzzlePix Photo Agency)

One of the most successful boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was born on February 24, 1977 in Michigan, into a real boxing family. As an amateur, her biggest achievement was winning the bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in featherweight. That year he went to pro and held World Championship title in 5 different weight classes during his 21-year pro career, finishing with flawless 50 fights – 50 wins (27 KOs).

In 1998, Mayweather reached his first World Championship title in the super featherweight at just 21 years old. He then won World Championship titles in lightweight, super lightweight, welterweight and super welterweight. He has gained the titles of several big organizations. In more than two decades in his career, he has won big names against  such as Arturo Gatti, Zab Judah, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Marcos Maidana or Manny Pacquiao. His last official pro fight was in August 2017 against MMA fighter Conor McGregor, with his 50th pro win. He has had an exhibition bout in Japan  and regularly talked about comes back. He recently talked about going into fight again this year, but not knowing at an exhibition bout or an official fight.

Main results:

  • WBC super featherweight champion
  • WBC lightweight champion
  • WBC super lightweight champion
  • IBF / WBC / WBA (Super) / WBO welterweight champion
  • WBC / WBA (Super) super welterweight champion
  • Lightweight, welterweight and super welterweight champion of The Ring Magazine
  • P4P Champion of The Ring Magazine (multiple times)
  • The Ring Magazine – Fighter of the Year (1998, 2007)
  • The Ring Magazine – Fighter of the Decade (2010s)
  • BWAA – Boxer of the Year (2007, 2013, 2015)

As a professional boxer, Mayweather earned a record amount of money, topping the Forbes list several times as the top-earning athlete. His net worth circa 560 million – 1 billion dollars. Nowadays he works as a businessman and a promoter.