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10 Things To Know About Retired Former Professional Boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr.!!

Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2015 and currently works as a boxing promoter. Over the course of his career, Mayweather competed in four different weight classes and took home six ESPYs. Before turning pro, his titles included the Golden Gloves (1993, 1994, and 1996) and the 1996 Olympic bronze medal.

Read on to learn important facts about Mayweather:

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1. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on February 24, 1977, into a family of boxers.

2. Father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., was a former welterweight contender who fought Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard.
3. Nicknamed “Pretty Boy” by his amateur teammates because he had relatively few scars, a result of the defensive techniques that his father and uncle (Roger Mayweather) had taught him
3. Considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all-time, undefeated as a professional, and a five-division world champion, Mayweather won fifteen world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes (twice at welterweight).
4. Fought his first professional bout on October 11, 1996, against fellow newcomer Roberto Apodaca, who was knocked out in round two.
5. From 1996 to early 1998, Mayweather won most of his fights by knockout or TKO.
6. At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Mayweather won a bronze medal by reaching the semi-finals of the featherweight division.
appeared on the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars; his partner was Ukrainian-American professional ballroom dancer Karina Smirnoff
7. Recorded a rap song titled “Yep” that he used for his entrance on WrestleMania XXIV in his match against Big Show.
8. Owns a boxing gym called the “Mayweather Boxing Club” located in the Chinatown Plaza in Las Vegas.
9. Reported on TMZ.com that Mayweather spends $1,000 on a haircut at least two times in a week.

10. Ended his almost two-decade professional career undefeated with a 49-0 record when he hung up his gloves for good in September 2015 after defeating Andre Berto.

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