Floyd Mayweather Jr. seems to be hitting the squared circle consistently despite having apparently retired in 2015. He has made two comebacks previously, in 2016 and 2017, and if rumors are to be believed then another Mayweather comeback could be on the cards for this year.
The last person that Mayweather fought was Conor Mcgregor and with that match, Mayweather’s personal tally stands at a formidable 50-0.
The unbeatable champion with a record zero losses is expected to have a rematch against Manny Pacquiao, and the upcoming match between these two boxing stalwarts could be the biggest fight in boxing history.
There have been rumors about their upcoming fight since the two players met at an NBA game. The fight is set to make a copious amount of money, and the same is evinced from the record breaking revenues generated via pay per view buys at the last game when Mayweather went against Pacquiao.
Mayweather’s Glorious Career
Mayweather started boxing in 1996, and ever since the start of his career he has shown an indomitable spirit and dedication towards boxing. In his career spanning over almost 2 decades, he has won three U.S. Golden Glove championships.
Further, he is a two-time winner of the Ring magazine’s fighter of the year award and a three-time winner of the Boxing Writers Association of America Award. These are just a few of the mammoth kitty of awards held by Mayweather.
Mayweather has defeated most of the big names in the boxing circle including Ricky Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley and McGregor to name a few. Interestingly, Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao in 2015, which is precisely the reason why the rematch between Mayweather and Manny is baffling boxing fans world over.
Having been defeated once, it is understandable that Manny is looking for a chance to turn the tables around this time, but there appears to be no real incentive for Mayweather to go for a rematch apart from the financial reward offered by the fight.
Mayweather’s Personal Life
Often Mayweather’s illustrious career overshadows his personal life and his journey to becoming one of the most celebrated boxers in the recent times. Born in Michigan, Mayweather grew up in a family of boxers.
His father Floyd Sr. was a boxer himself, as were his uncles Roger and Jeff Mayweather. Therefore it is natural that Floyd walked the path paved by his family, and surpassed their collective achievements within the early years of his career itself.
However, both of Mayweather’s parents were struggling with substance abuse when he was a child, and his father was even convicted for cocaine trafficking. Considering his parents’ addiction, it is evident that Mayweather did not have an easy time growing up.
Mayweather has had a difficult relationship with his father. In order to avoid any further discord in their relationship, and to not compromise on his training, Mayweather fired his father first as his manager and then subsequently as his trainer.
Despite his troubled childhood and familial troubles, Mayweather did not give up and has overcome his personal challenges in the same way as he fights his opponents in the ring, with a never back down attitude.