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Who is Floyd Mayweather, Really?

July 25th, 2014 | Posted by Editor in Sports

It is either you like Floyd Mayweather or not. If you idolize him, you like to see him fight Marcos Maidana (Argentina) and Amir Khan (Britain). Many people forego the possibility of Mayweather Jr. fight Manny Pacquiao (Philippines) but some remain hopeful. Mayweather Jr. confirmed that his next fight will be on May 3, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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On February 4, 2014, he posted a request on his Instagram, Twitter and Facebook account asking for his fans to choose which opponent (Maidana and Khan) he should face on May. Mayweather is famous for his stunts and thorough preparation. His record is clean with 45 wins and 0 losses record. If you can remember, in his latest bout he beat Saul Alvarez (Mexico) last September 2013. He won the WBA & WBC Super Welterweight.

If you want to know more about the life of Mayweather, Jr. you should stick out for more. Here are some details about Mayweather:

Early Years

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is considered one of the greatest boxers of all times. He was born on February 24, 1977 (37 years old) in Michigan. His father is Floyd Mayweather Sr. and he was also a boxer in his time. Apart from his father, he have uncles (Jeff Mayweather and Roger Mayweather) that were also champions in their own right. His father and mother had problems but it did not stop him from being one of the greatest boxers.

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Success

Mayweather Jr. trained hard. He is known for his precise styles that won him the National Golden Gloves in 1993, 1994 & 1996. He was first an amateur. He had a record of 84 wins and 6 losses. When he became a professional, his father became his trainer and his manager. His career accelerated since then but it was in 2000 when people were beginning to talk about him. The acceleration also brought him more money.

Personal Problems

Mayweather Jr. is not perfect. He has flaws too. Unfortunately his flaws are made public since he is a public figure. In 2000, he fired his manager which was his father. The difference of father and son grew so he had to fire his father as his trainer too. Apart from that, everyone knows that Mayweather Jr. were arrested several times for battery and other violent cases.

The next time others will ask you about Mayweather Jr. you can finally share something beside his recent bouts and wins. Knowing the man will not harm you. If you are thinking about professional boxing as a profession, you can gain inspiration from him.

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