Boxing is one of the most popular sports on the global level, and Floyd Mayweather is one of the top boxers in history. He ended his career in 2017, but the brilliance of his technique and skills will always be a great story to tell. Follow the article and find out details of childhood and the current lifestyle of this champion.
Floyd Mayweather Junior’s birth date was on the 24th of February 1977 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He inherited a talent for boxing from his father Floyd Mayweather Senior and his uncles Jeff and Roger. They were all passionate fighters.
Unfortunately, he did not have the happiest childhood as his mother was desperately addicted to drugs, and his father ended up in prison for selling drugs. Therefore, the young boy was under the wing of his grandma. He got involved in boxing at a young age and using this sport as a filter from frustrations of miserable life.
With inherited talent and a lot of practicing, he improved his skills and soon became the best boxer of his generation. He started Ottawa Hills High School but due to financial situation had to give up and focus on boxing to earn for life.
The famous boxer started his professional career in 1996 when he won the match against Roberto Apodaca without difficulties. Next two years, most of his rivals he won by knockouts. While he was still fresh in boxing waters, his father went out of prison and became his trainer, so it helped a lot in developing his fighting skills even more.
Two years only after fighting in the professional division, he won his first world belt, the WBC Super Featherweight Championship versus Genaro Hernandez, who was number one at that time. In 2000, talented athlete succeed in defending his title of the number one for the fifth time. His last fight in super featherweight was versus Jesus Chavez, and he was defending his WBC title for the eight-time. He won again.
He was ready for the lightweight division, and his first rival was Jose Luis Castillo. Mayweather did not have any problems winning this fight. Later he earned participation to fight Gatti WBC light-welterweight champion. Despite Gatti’s passionate and massive audience, a famous boxer was a lot more dominant and won him easily. Afterward, he earned a place in the welterweight group.
Later he retired once, and he came back again as he was invited by champions to defend his belt. He was still unbeatable even he was already older than most of his rivals. One of the media most followed events in his career was his UFC fight against Conor McGregor. Famous boxer had at that time 50 victories out of 50 in line. He came out as a winner in this fight with technically knocking out McGregor in round number 10.
Famous boxer had many women in his life, and out of his relationships, he has four children. It seems that he is not a big fan of marriage. Some of his partners were Shantel Jackson, Dotralie Medina, Josie Harris, and Liza Hernandez.
Floyd Mayweather Net Worth 2020
As of 2020, Floyd Mayweather has an estimated net worth of around $800 million. He is officially an athlete with the highest income and the wealthiest boxer worldwide.
The talented fighter is the owner of one of the most luxurious mansions in Los Angeles, worth $25 million.
Besides, he is a car fanatic, and he has around 100 cars. His passion are necklaces too, and he spends millions on them.