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.”