A look at the Mayweather and his unbeaten boxing career
Mayweather and His Boxing History
It is widely agreed that Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is one of the best boxers in history. We’re going to take a look at how the 40-year old fighter found himself the proud and worthy owner of this moniker, and the owner of an undefeated record extending over the course of 20 years in the ring.
Pretty Boy Floyd Makes His Way into the World
Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr was born in Michigan in 1977 to former welterweight Floyd Mayweather Senior, and the young fighter enjoyed a noteworthy career as an amateur fighter before going on to enter the world of boxing professionally.
At 16-years old Mayweather Jnr took home the high-status Golden Gloves Championship title, and earned the nickname ‘Pretty Boy’ due to the fact that his opponents struggled to land punches on the defensive fighter.
The First and Last Time Floyd Mayweather was Defeated
Floyd Mayweather has famously never been defeated as a professional boxer. His first and last defeat was at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics when he went home with a bronze medal after he was defeated in the featherweight semi-finals competition. His unbeaten, illustrious career as a pro boxer commenced on October the 11th of that year, and he has won every fight since.
A Multi-Division World Title Fighter
The reason for Mayweather’s status as the favourite for the upcoming bout against Conor McGregor is that he has fought and won in five different weight divisions over the course of his career, and won a world title in each. He has a total of 16 Title Belts. Punters placing wager at betting online Australia sites have been keeping tabs on the odds, and at present McGregor remains behind.
Mayweather has Taken Part in the Biggest Fights in History
Some of the largest fights in boxing history have featured Mayweather, and Forbes has estimated that the fighter has come close to grossing US$500 million over the span of his career.
His match against Manny Pacquiao was billed as the Fight of the Century, and Mayweather took home around US$300 million thanks to pay-per-view buys, prize money, and sponsorship deals. Mayweather stated that he took in US$25 million before even getting into the ring for the fight, which he won by a points decision.
Mayweather Enjoys Betting as Much as the Next Guy
Floyd Mayweather has also earned a reputation for big betting on a variety of different sports, with 2016 seeing him placing a US$13 million wager on the Denver Broncos defeating the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl 50 –a wager which won, incidentally.
Mayweather’s second retirement commenced after he beat Andre Berto on the 12th of September 2015, and 2016 saw him announce that the only fight he would come out of retirement for was one against Conor McGregor.
He has said that this fight makes sense to him as a businessman, and, following months of speculation, the McGregor/Mayweather bout was confirmed for the 26th of August this year. Will McGregor strip Mayweather of his unbeaten record and earn a place in the record books? Watch this space to find out!
Article By: Roland Fuller
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