Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. (born Floyd Joy Mayweather on February 24, 1977) is a boxing promoter and former boxer from the United States. He currently owns The Money Team Racing, a NASCAR Cup Series team. He was a professional boxer from 1996 to 2017, retiring with an undefeated record and 15 major world championships ranging from super featherweight to light middleweight. The Ring magazine title in five weight classes and the lineal championship in four weight classes are included (twice at welterweight). He won a bronze medal in the featherweight division at the 1996 Olympics, three US Golden Gloves championships (at light flyweight, flyweight, and featherweight), and the US national featherweight championship as an amateur boxer.
Floyd Mayweather was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 24, 1977. Floyd Mayweather Sr., his father, was a professional boxer who memorably battled Sugar Ray Leonard. Floyd Jr.’s uncles Jeff and Roger were both professional boxers in the past. Floyd Sr. and Roger have both worked as Floyd’s trainers at various times.
Floyd’s mother was a heroin addict when he was a child, and his father was relatively absent. When Floyd was old enough to go to the boxing gym, his father spent most of his time with him. Floyd moved live with his grandmother after his father was imprisoned. Floyd devoted himself to boxing during this time. He dropped out of high school to pursue a career as an amateur.
Floyd won the national Golden Gloves titles in 1993, 1994, and 1996. He also won a bronze medal at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. His amateur record stood at 84-4.
Floyd Mayweather Family (Wife and Children)
Mayweather has five children, the oldest of whom is Koraun. He has a daughter named Iyanna, a son named Zion, and a daughter named Jirah. Floyd’s adopted son is Devion Cromwell, the son of ex-girlfriend Melissa Brim, though the process was never formally completed.
The four biological children are the result of two different mothers. Floyd’s ex-girlfriend and reality star Josie Harris’ children are Koraun, Zion, and Jirah. Floyd’s short-lived relationship with TV star Melissa Brim produced Iyanna.
Floyd Mayweather Age
Floyd Mayweather is 45 years old. He was born on February 24, 1977.
Floyd Mayweather Career
Floyd had his first professional bout on October 11, 1996. In the second round, he knocked out his opponent, Roberto Apodaca.
Floyd went on to win an incredible six boxing championships in five different weight classes during his career: Super Featherweight, Lightweight, Junior Welterweight, Welterweight twice, and Super Welterweight. As of this writing, he has a professional boxing record of 50 wins and 0 loses. 27 of the 50 victories were by knockout.
Earnings in his Career
Floyd Mayweather’s career earnings are $1.1 billion as of this writing. The following is a fight-by-fight analysis of every payout Floyd received during his professional fighting career:
|Arturo Gatti||June 2005||$3.2 million|
|Carlos Baldomir||November 2006||$8 million|
|Oscar De La Hoya||May 2007||$25 million|
|Ricky Hatton||February 2008||$20 million|
|WWE Wrestle Mania||December 2008||$25 million|
|Juan Manuel Márquez||September 2009||$25 million|
|Sugar Shane Mosley||May 2010||$30 million|
|Victor Ortiz||September 2011||$40 million|
|Miguel Cotto||May 2012||$40 million|
|Robert Guerrero||May 2013||$50 million|
|Saul Alvarez||September 2013||$75 million|
|Marcos Maidana I||May 2014||$40 million|
|Marcos Maidana II||September 2014||$32 million|
|Manny Pacquiao||May 2015||$250 million|
|Andre Berto||September 2015||$35 million|
|Conor McGregor||August 2017||$300 million|
|Tenshin Nasukawa||December 2018||$9 million|
|Logan Paul||June 2021||$35 million|
He also made about $2 million in his first 15 fights before his 2005 match against Arturo Gatti. Floyd has made roughly $25 million outside of the ring by selling products and signing a few minor endorsement deals.
Floyd Mayweather Vs Manny Pacquiao
On March 13, 2009, Mayweather was set to meet Manny Pacquiao, his toughest opponent to date. The fight was likely the most anticipated in a decade. Pay-per-view sales were estimated to top $180 million at the time. Floyd was to receive $25 million upfront and an additional $20-25 million in backend payments from the $180 million. Unfortunately, Mayweather and Pacquiao were unable to strike a deal, and the match was postponed for many years. Floyd later defeated “Sugar” Shane Mosley on April 1, 2010, and Victor Ortiz in 2011.
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao was finally held on May 2, 2015, in Las Vegas. It is expected to be the most lucrative boxing match in history. Floyd and Manny reached an agreement to split all profits 60-40. The bout netted Floyd $250 million. Pacquiao took home $150 million.
Floyd Mayweather Vs Robert Guerrero and Saul Alvarez
Floyd received an estimated $50 million ($32 million guaranteed) for defeating Robert Guerrero on May 4, 2013. Floyd got $75 million ($41.5 million was guaranteed) when he fought Saul Alvarez on September 14, 2013. That was the richest purse ever paid in boxing history. A record that will be easily broken when Floyd finally confronts Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd, 2015.
Floyd Mayweather Vs Logan Paul
Floyd fought YouTuber Logan Paul in an exhibition match in June 2021. Floyd was promised $10 million plus 50% of the Pay Per View profits. The PPV was purchased by approximately 1 million people, generating $50 million in revenue. Floyd thus earned a total of $35 million.
Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor
Floyd Mayweather fought Conor McGregor in the highest-grossing Pay Per View boxing event in history on August 26, 2017. At least 5 million PPV tickets were sold throughout the event. When all was said and done, the fight earned roughly $700 million in total revenue across all sources, leaving Mayweather with a $300 million payment before taxes. He did not pay any state income taxes on those earnings because he lived in Nevada. He did pay the IRS approximately 40% of his revenues. Actually, he paid 40% of his earnings plus $22 million in retroactive taxes owed on his 2015 earnings. When all was said and done, his after-tax earnings were $160 million. When combined with his past net worth, Floyd ended the McGregor fight with a net worth of $560 million.
Floyd Mayweather is generally nicknamed ‘Money,’ and appropriately so, since his net worth is estimated to be $450 million in 2021. However, Mayweather has revealed that he is worth $1.2 billion.
Floyd Mayweather amassed his riches through boxing. He is one of just a handful of top-ranked boxers in history to have concluded their career undefeated. As his boxing prowess developed, so did his team and brand image, and he founded “The Money Team” (TMT) in 2007 as a 12-time world champion.
He is the richest boxer of all time, and he has also proven to be the most successful, with a 50-0 career record. Floyd Mayweather is a self-made millionaire. He grew up poor and received nothing. He had to labour for the $1 billion he earned as a boxer.
Floyd is the fifth highest-paid athlete in history, and one of only six sportsmen whose lifetime earnings have surpassed $1 billion. Michael Schumacher ($1 billion), Jack Nicklaus ($1.15 billion), Arnold Palmer ($1.35 billion), Tiger Woods ($1.65 billion), and Michael Jordan ($1.9 billion) are the other five. What’s arguably most impressive about Floyd’s earnings is that he managed to become the sixth highest-paid athlete in history while having little in the way of endorsement earnings. In comparison, the great majority of the highest-paid athletes in history made the vast bulk of their money via endorsement deals. Floyd earned more than $500 million from just two fights.
Floyd Mayweather is the largest draw in boxing history, earning a record $250,000,000 in his 2015 fight versus Manny Pacquiao. That is the highest stakes ever set for a fight. When he fought UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017. For the contest, ‘Money’ won a whopping $100,000,000.
Floyd Mayweather fought Logan Paul in an exhibition match. Before the fight, it was agreed that the YouTuber would earn $14 million, a sum that has yet to be paid by the famed American fighter.
Floyd famously gave up his checking account balance to an ESPN reporter in 2013, just before his fight against Saul Alvarez. Floyd proudly exhibited his $123 million checking account balance.
Floyd was routinely (and by far) the most paid athlete in the world during his prime boxing years. Despite having few endorsement deals, Floyd may easily earn $150 million to $300 million per year when he fights. Floyd made a mind-boggling $300 million between June 2014 and June 2015. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Floyd earned a total of $300 million, the majority of which came from his bout against Conor McGregor in August 2017. Floyd routinely earns $10 million per year in endorsements outside of the ring.
Floyd Mayweather’s Profile Summary
|Real name/full name||Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr.|
|Nickname||TBE, Money, and Pretty Boy|
|Birth date||February 24, 1977|
|Birthplace||Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA|
|Father’s name||Floyd Mayweather Sr.|
|Mother’s name||Deborah Sinclair|
|Siblings’ names||Fannie Orr (sister), Deltricia Tawanna Howard (sister), Fatimah Mayweather (sister), and Justin Mayweather Jones (brother)|
|Kids||Zion Shamaree Jirah Mayweather (daughter), Iyanna Mayweather (daughter), Koraun Mayweather (son), and Mayweather (son)|
|Division||Light welterweight, Light middleweight, Super featherweight, Lightweight, Featherweight, Welterweight, and Heavyweight|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches (approx. 1.73m)|
|Weight||149.9 lbs (approx. 68 kg)|
- Made $250 million fighting Manny Pacquiao in 2015
- Made $300 million fighting Conor McGregor in 2018
- Has earned $1.1 billion in his career to date
- One of just five athletes to earn more than $1 billion
- Was consistently the highest-paid entertainer in the world at his career peak
- Once paid $18 million for a single watch
- Owns a $60 million Gulfstream G650 private jet
- Owns a $25 million Beverly Hills mansion
- Owns a $10 million Las Vegas mansion
- Made $35 million fighting Logan Paul
How many losses does Floyd Mayweather have?
Mayweather has been unbeaten for the past 26 years. When you see some of his best performances, it’s difficult to believe he’s only lost six times. As you might expect, all of those setbacks occurred in the amateur ranks. That was before Mayweather went on to have one of the best careers in sports history.