Saturday, December 05, 2009

Profile: Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Here's the profile of Floyd Mayweather Jr., the next opponent of Manny Pacquiao scheduled on March 2010.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather Jr boasts of 38 wins - 0 loss with 24 KOs.

Fast Facts about Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  • Age: 28

  • Born: February 24, 1977

  • Resides in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • Height: 5' 8"

  • Reach: 72"

  • Trained by Roger Mayweather (Uncle)

  • Career Highlights of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  • World championship fights: 14 - 0

  • WBC Super Lightweight World Champion

  • Ranked The Ring #1 Pound for Pound

  • Former WBC lightweight world champion, three successful defenses

  • Former WBC super featherweight world champion, eight successful defenses

  • World Boxing Council "2005 Fighter of the Year"

  • 1996 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 125 Lbs.

  • Five-time U.S. National Amateur Champion

  • Professional debut at age 19 in 1996

  • Personal and Amateur Background of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  • 1996 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 125 Lbs

  • 1996 National Golden Gloves Champion, 125 Lbs

  • 1996 Michigan State Golden Gloves Champion, 125 Lbs

  • 1995 U.S. National Champion, 125 Lbs

  • 1995 National PAL Champion, 125 Lbs; Outstanding Boxer award

  • 1994 National Golden Gloves Champion,; Outstanding Boxer Award

  • 1994 Michigan State Golden Gloves champion, 112 Lbs

  • 1993 National Golden Gloves Champion, 106 Lbs

  • 1993 Michigan State Golden Gloves Champion, 106 Lbs

  • 1996 Olympics, 125 pounds in his first fight in July 1996, he stopped Bakhtiyar Tileganov of Kazakhstan at 0:57 of the 2nd round. In his 2nd fight in July 1996, he won a 16-3 decision against Artur Gevorgyan of Armenia. In the quarter finals in July 1996, Mayweather won a 16-3 decision against Lorenzo Aragon of Cuba, becoming the first U.S. boxer to defeat a Cuban in 20 years. In the semi finals in August 1996, he lost a very controversial 10-9 decision, which the U.S. team protested against Serafim Todorov of Bulgaria.

  • Started boxing at age 7

  • Reportedly had 90 amateur bouts (84-6).

  • Son of former contender Floyd Mayweather, Sr. and the nephew of former two-time world champion, Roger Mayweather and former contender Jeff Mayweather

  • Regarding his nickname, Mayweather said, "I got that name not because of my looks, but because when my fights finished, I never came out cut or bruised. My amateur teammates gave me the name."

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr's Strengths
  • Most talented fighter in the ring today

  • One of the hardest working in the gym

  • Exceptional skills, speed, movement and defense

  • Great natural athletic ability

  • Good instincts in the ring

  • Accurate combination puncher with excellent handspeed and good power in both hands

  • Strong amateur background

  • Comes from a strong family boxing tradition

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