- Full Name: Floyd Joy Mayweather, Jr.
- Born: 02/24/1977
- Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Occupation: Professional Boxer
- Marital Status: Single
Floyd Mayweather Net Worth History
As of June 2015, Floyd Mayweather’s estimated net worth is about $650 million. He banked $25 million for his nine fights dating back to his win over Oscar De La Hoya in 2007 – the most watched fight in boxing history. Mayweather earned roughly $400 million from his May 2015 fight against Manny Pacquiao, in addition to his $285 million estimated winnings and salary from 2014. Mayweather also earned $15 million from several endorsement deals. He is the first athlete, besides Tiger Woods, to reach the $100 million earnings threshold.
About Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan into a well-known family of boxers. A former welterweight contender, Mayweather’s father fought Sugar Ray Leonard. His uncles, Jeff Mayweather and Roger Mayweather were also professional boxers. Because boxing was such a major part of his childhood, Mayweather never considered any other profession. He credits his grandmother as being the first to see his potential. When he told her that he should go ahead and get a job, she said, “No, just keep boxing!”
Mayweather’s mother was addicted to drugs, while he was child. So, it was common for him to see used needles and paraphernalia in his front yard. His aunt died from AIDS, also due to drug abuse. Despite the negativity around him, he retreated to the gym to train and work on his boxing. He said that he doesn’t remember doing anything else with his father and was convinced he didn’t like him! He thought his father favored his sister, because he was always getting spankings.
Mayweather had an amateur record of 84-6 and won national Golden Gloves championships in 1993, 1994, and1996. He was quickly nicknamed “Pretty Boy” because he had few scars. This was a result of how his father and uncle trained him. His signature defensive stance, the “shoulder roll”, is an old technique in which the right hand is held slightly higher, while the left hand is down around the midsection. The lead shoulder is raised high on the cheek in order to cover and block punches. Mayweather is able to block and deflect his opponent’s punches, even if he is cornered.
In Atlanta, at the 1996 Olympics, Mayweather won a bronze medal and reached the semi-finals of the featherweight division. He fought his first professional match on October 11, 1196 against Roberto Apodaca. Mayweather knocked him out in the second round. From 1996 to early 1998, Mayweather won the majority of his fights by knockout.
Mayweather received praise early on in his professional career. He was ranked #8 by The Ring as the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world. Afterwards, he continued to dominate the super featherweight division by defending his title three more times.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather has consistently shown that he is perhaps the best boxer of his time. His mix of power and natural instincts have made him a force to be reckoned with every fight. His impressive 48 win and 0 loss record has placed him on the 50 highest paid athletes list three years in a row.