July 14, 2017

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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Mayweather in 2010
Statistics
Real name Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr.
Nickname(s)
  • Pretty Boy
  • Money
Weight(s)
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Nationality American
Born Floyd Joy Sinclair
February 24, 1977 (age 40)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 49
Wins 49
Wins by KO 26
Losses 0

Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. (born Floyd Joy Sinclair; February 24, 1977) is an American professional boxer and promoter. Widely considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time, undefeated as a professional, and a five-division world champion, Mayweather has won fifteen world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes (twice at welterweight).[1] As an amateur he won a bronze medal in the featherweight division at the 1996 Olympics, three U.S. Golden Gloves titles (at light flyweightflyweight, and featherweight), and the U.S. national title at featherweight.

Mayweather is a two-time winner of The Ring magazine’s Fighter of the Year award (1998 and 2007), a three-time winner of the Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year award (2007, 2013, and 2015), and a six-time winner of the Best Fighter ESPY Award (2007–2010, 2012–2014).[2][3] In 2016, Mayweather was ranked by ESPN as the greatest boxer, pound for pound, of the last 25 years.[4] In the same year, he peaked as BoxRec‘s number one fighter of all time, pound for pound, as well as the greatest welterweight of all time.[5][6] Many sporting news and boxing websites ranked Mayweather as the best boxer in the world, pound for pound, twice in a span of ten years; including The RingSports Illustrated, ESPN, BoxRec, Fox Sports, and Yahoo! Sports.[7][8][9][10][11][12]

He is often referred to as the best defensive boxer in history, as well as being the most accurate puncher since the existence of CompuBox, having the highest plus–minus ratio in recorded boxing history.[13][14][15] As of his most recent fight in 2015, Mayweather has a record of 26 wins without a loss or draw in world title fights (10 by KO); 23 wins (9 KOs) in lineal title fights; 24 wins (7 KOs) against former or current world titlists; 12 wins (3 KOs) against former or current lineal champions; and 2 wins (1 KO) against International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees.

In addition to his accomplishments in the ring, Mayweather is well known for being one of the most lucrative pay-per-view (PPV) attractions of all time, in any sport. He topped the Forbes and Sports Illustrated lists of the 50 highest-paid athletes of 2012 and 2013 respectively, and the Forbes list again in both 2014 and 2015,[16][17] listing him as the highest paid athlete in the world.[18][19] In 2007 he founded his own boxing promotional firm, Mayweather Promotions, after defecting from Bob Arum‘s Top Rank.[20] Mayweather has generated approximately 19.5 million in PPV buys and $1.3 billion in revenue throughout his career, surpassing the likes of former top PPV attractions including Mike TysonEvander HolyfieldLennox LewisOscar De La Hoya, and Manny Pacquiao.[21]

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary [hide]
49 fights 49 wins 0 losses
By knockout 26 0
By decision 23 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
50 N/A N/A Republic of Ireland Conor McGregor N/A – (12) Aug 26, 2017 United States T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
49 Win 49–0 United States Andre Berto UD 12 Sep 12, 2015 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles
48 Win 48–0 Philippines Manny Pacquiao UD 12 May 2, 2015 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles;
Won WBO welterweight title
47 Win 47–0 Argentina Marcos Maidana UD 12 Sep 13, 2014 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles;
Retained WBC light middleweight title
46 Win 46–0 Argentina Marcos Maidana MD 12 May 3, 2014 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles;
Won WBA (Super) welterweight title
45 Win 45–0 Mexico Canelo Álvarez MD 12 Sep 14, 2013 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBA (Super) light middleweight title;
Won WBC, The Ring, and vacant lineal light middleweight titles
44 Win 44–0 United States Robert Guerrero UD 12 May 4, 2013 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC and lineal welterweight titles;
Won vacant The Ring welterweight title
43 Win 43–0 Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto UD 12 May 5, 2012 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won WBA (Super) light middleweight title
42 Win 42–0 United States Victor Ortiz KO 4 (12), 2:59 Sep 17, 2011 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained lineal welterweight title;
Won WBC welterweight title
41 Win 41–0 United States Shane Mosley UD 12 May 1, 2010 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won lineal welterweight title
40 Win 40–0 Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez UD 12 Sep 19, 2009 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
39 Win 39–0 United Kingdom Ricky Hatton TKO 10 (12), 1:35 Dec 8, 2007 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles
38 Win 38–0 United States Oscar De La Hoya SD 12 May 5, 2007 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won WBC light middleweight title
37 Win 37–0 Argentina Carlos Baldomir UD 12 Nov 4, 2006 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained IBO welterweight title;
Won WBCIBAThe Ring, and lineal welterweight titles
36 Win 36–0 United States Zab Judah UD 12 Apr 8, 2006 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won IBF and vacant IBO welterweight titles
35 Win 35–0 United States Sharmba Mitchell TKO 6 (12), 2:06 Nov 19, 2005 United States Rose GardenPortland, Oregon, U.S.
34 Win 34–0 Canada Arturo Gatti RTD 6 (12), 3:00 Jun 25, 2005 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Won WBC super lightweight title
33 Win 33–0 Puerto Rico Henry Bruseles TKO 8 (12), 2:55 Jan 22, 2005 United States American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, U.S.
32 Win 32–0 United States DeMarcus Corley UD 12 May 22, 2004 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
31 Win 31–0 South Africa Phillip N’dou TKO 7 (12), 1:08 Nov 1, 2003 United States Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal lightweight titles
30 Win 30–0 Dominican Republic Victoriano Sosa UD 12 Apr 19, 2003 United States Selland ArenaFresno, California, U.S. Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal lightweight titles
29 Win 29–0 Mexico José Luis Castillo UD 12 Dec 7, 2002 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal lightweight titles
28 Win 28–0 Mexico José Luis Castillo UD 12 Apr 20, 2002 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won WBC, vacant The Ring and lineal lightweight titles
27 Win 27–0 Mexico Jesús Chávez RTD 9 (12), 3:00 Nov 10, 2001 United States Bill Graham Civic AuditoriumSan Francisco, California, U.S. Retained WBC and lineal super featherweight titles
26 Win 26–0 United States Carlos Hernández UD 12 May 26, 2001 United States Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. Retained WBC and lineal super featherweight titles
25 Win 25–0 United States Diego Corrales TKO 10 (12), 2:19 Jan 20, 2001 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC and lineal super featherweight titles
24 Win 24–0 United States Emanuel Augustus TKO 9 (10), 1:06 Oct 21, 2000 United States Cobo HallDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
23 Win 23–0 Mexico Gregorio Vargas UD 12 Mar 18, 2000 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC and lineal super featherweight titles
22 Win 22–0 Puerto Rico Carlos Gerena RTD 7 (12), 3:00 Sep 11, 1999 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC and lineal super featherweight titles
21 Win 21–0 Uganda Justin Juuko KO 9 (12), 1:20 May 22, 1999 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC and lineal super featherweight titles
20 Win 20–0 Argentina Carlos Rios UD 12 Feb 17, 1999 United States Van Andel ArenaGrand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. Retained WBC and lineal super featherweight titles
19 Win 19–0 United States Angel Manfredy TKO 2 (12), 2:47 Dec 19, 1998 United States Miccosukee Resort and GamingMiami, Florida, U.S. Retained WBC and lineal super featherweight titles
18 Win 18–0 United States Genaro Hernández RTD 8 (12), 3:00 Oct 3, 1998 United States Las Vegas HiltonWinchester, Nevada, U.S. Won WBC and lineal super featherweight titles
17 Win 17–0 Canada Tony Pep UD 10 Jun 14, 1998 United States Etess Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 Argentina Gustavo Cuello UD 10 Apr 18, 1998 United States Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 Dominican Republic Miguel Melo TKO 3 (10), 2:30 Mar 23, 1998 United States Foxwoods Resort CasinoLedyard, Connecticut, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 United States Sam Girard KO 2 (10), 2:47 Feb 28, 1998 United States Bally’sAtlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 Puerto Rico Hector Arroyo TKO 5 (10), 1:21 Jan 9, 1998 United States Grand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 United States Angelo Nuñez TKO 3 (8), 2:42 Nov 20, 1997 United States Grand Olympic AuditoriumLos Angeles, California, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 Mexico Felipe Garcia KO 6 (8), 2:56 Oct 14, 1997 United States Qwest ArenaBoise, Idaho, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 United States Louie Leija TKO 2 (10), 2:33 Sep 6, 1997 United States County ColiseumEl Paso, Texas, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 Mexico Jesús Chávez TKO 5 (6), 2:02 Jul 12, 1997 United States Grand CasinoBiloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 United States Larry O’Shields UD 6 Jun 14, 1997 United States AlamodomeSan Antonio, Texas, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 United States Tony Duran TKO 1 (6), 1:12 May 9, 1997 United States The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Bobby Giepert TKO 1 (6), 1:30 Apr 12, 1997 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 United States Kino Rodriguez TKO 1 (6), 1:44 Mar 12, 1997 United States DeltaPlex ArenaWalker, Michigan, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 United States Edgar Ayala TKO 2 (4), 1:39 Feb 1, 1997 United States Swiss Park Hall, Chula Vista, California, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United States Jerry Cooper TKO 1 (4), 1:39 Jan 18, 1997 United States Thomas & Mack CenterParadise, Nevada, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 United States Reggie Sanders UD 4 Nov 30, 1996 United States Tingley ColiseumAlbuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Mexico Roberto Apodaca TKO 2 (4), 0:37 Oct 11, 1996 United States Texas StationNorth Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Professional debut

Pay-per-view bouts

No. Date Fight Billing Buys Network Revenue
1
June 25, 2005
Gatti vs. Mayweather Thunder & Lightning 365,000 HBO $16,500,000
2
April 8, 2006
Mayweather vs. Judah Sworn Enemies 374,000 HBO $16,800,000
3
November 4, 2006
Mayweather vs. Baldomir Pretty Risky 325,000 HBO $16,300,000
4
May 5, 2007
De La Hoya vs. Mayweather The World Awaits 2,400,000[204] HBO $136,000,000
5
December 8, 2007
Mayweather vs. Hatton Undefeated 920,000 HBO $50,000,000
6
September 19, 2009
Mayweather vs. Márquez Number One/Número Uno 1,100,000[205] HBO $55,600,000
7
May 1, 2010
Mayweather vs. Mosley Who R U Picking? 1,400,000[206] HBO $78,300,000
8
September 17, 2011
Mayweather vs. Ortiz Star Power 1,250,000[207] HBO $78,440,000
9
May 5, 2012
Mayweather vs. Cotto Ring Kings 1,500,000[208] HBO $94,000,000
10
May 4, 2013
Mayweather vs. Guerrero May Day 1,000,000[209] Showtime $60,000,000
11
September 14, 2013
Mayweather vs. Canelo The One 2,200,000[210] Showtime $150,000,000
12
May 3, 2014
Mayweather vs. Maidana The Moment 900,000[211] Showtime $58,000,000
13
September 13, 2014
Mayweather vs. Maidana II Mayhem 925,000[212] Showtime $60,000,000
14
May 2, 2015
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight of the Century 4,600,000[213] Showtime/HBO $400,000,000
15
September 12, 2015
Mayweather vs. Berto High Stakes 400,000[214] Showtime $28,000,000
16
August 26, 2017
Mayweather vs. McGregor The Money Fight Showtime

Totals (approximate): 19,500,000 buys and $1,300,000,000 in revenue.[215]

Filmography

Films
Year Series Role Notes
2003 More than Famous Himself
2007 The World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather Himself Documentary
2014 Think Like a Man Too Himself Cameo appearance
Television series
Year Series Role Notes
2005 Countdown to Gatti-Mayweather Himself Documentary
2006 Soul of a Champion Himself Documentary
Countdown to Baldomir-Mayweather Himself Documentary
2007 24/7: De La Hoya/Mayweather Himself
24/7: Mayweather/Hatton Himself
2009 Countdown to Mayweather–Marquez Himself Documentary
24/7: Mayweather/Marquez Himself
2010 24/7: Mayweather/Mosley Himself
2011 24/7: Mayweather/Ortiz Himself
2012 24/7: Mayweather/Cotto Himself
Ridiculousness Himself Season 2, Episode 2
2013 30 Days In May Himself Documentary
Mayweather Himself Documentary
All Access: Mayweather vs. Guerrero Himself
All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo Himself
2014 All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana Himself
All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana II Himself
2015 Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Himself Documentary
At Last: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Himself Documentary
All Access: Mayweather vs. Berto Himself
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Knockout Kings 2000 Himself Playable fighter
2000 Knockout Kings 2001 Himself Playable fighter
2002 Knockout Kings 2002 Himself Playable fighter
2002 Knockout Kings 2003 Himself Playable fighter
2005 Fight Night Round 2 Himself Playable fighter

Honors and awards