Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
School: Ottawa Hills High
Links: Facebook, floydmayweather.com, tfmjf.org


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Born February 24, 1977, Floyd Joy (Sinclair) Mayweather Jr. is a professional American boxer, son of boxer Floyd Mayweather Sr. and nephew of Roger Mayweather.
 
As a child, Mayweather lived in New Jersey with his mother and 7 others in one bedroom. Often finding used heroin needles in their yard, Floyd would turn to boxing as an outlet from his difficult upbringing. Thirty years later, “Money” would be named Forbes Magazine’s Top Paid Sports Personality (2012, 2014), with career earnings close to $420 million.
 
The 5-division WBC Champion (Super Featherweight, Lightweight, Light Welterweight, Welterweight, Light Middleweight) was 3-time National Golden Gloves Champion (1993, 1994, 1996) and Olympic Bronze Medal Winner (1996). As of September 2014, Mayweather had an undefeated professional record of 47-0 with 26 wins by knock out.
 
In 2007, the fighter established The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation, to support family, community, economic growth and youth education.

“I come from a very rough background, and I’m saying that if you work hard and dedicate yourself that you can make it, too.”

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Biography References: “Mayweather dancing with success in and out of ring”, www.usatoday.com, December 6 2007; “Stormy Mayweather” by Tim Smith, www.nydailynews.com, April 30, 2007; “Mayweather Career Earnings Top $400 Million With Maidana Fight” by Kurt Badenhausen, www.forbes.com, September 9, 2014; “Floyd Mayweather knocks Tiger Woods off the top of Forbes list”, www.bbc.com, June 19, 2012; “Boxing champ born to make history”, by Chuck Johnson, www.usatoday.com, September 26, 2006; www.tfmjf.org, August, 2014 (retrieved)

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One comment on “Floyd Mayweather Jr.

  • Don’t know y people r so judgemental. If FMJ can’t read so what? That’s his thing. It’s not like he’s going around all proud about it. I’m not a big fan of his but I don’t think he deserves all the stuff people r saying.

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