UNITED STATES - Floyd Joy Sinclair, also known as Floyd Mayweather, Jr, son of Floyd Mayweather Sr. is an American Boxer with 48 wins, 26 KOs and 0 losses being the undefeated boxer. But do you know how he'd started his career? What was the life of Floyd Mayweather before he got into boxing?
A Brief History Of The World's Greatest Boxer, Floyd Mayweather
May 04, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : Showbiz
"People have said things about me, and wrote and criticized me about things in the past, but it goes in one ear and out the other.
- Floyd Mayweather, Jr."
Before boxing became a part of his life, Mayweather never thought about it being a profession. His grandmother was the one who saw his potential and then he later grew it.
Despite Mayweather being the richest or even one of the richest boxers, he first came from a poor family. His family was into drugs and his father sells drugs for a living.
Mayweather has ill feelings for his father and felt that his father liked his stepsister more than him. He stated that his father never treated him like a father would typically do for his son like a walk to the park, go out and watch movies. But his father contends that he did everything for his son like taking him to the gym and train him to be the best boxer. "If it wasn't for me he wouldn't be where he is today", said Floyd Sr.
Mayweather Jr. was able to beat several of the best boxers including: Oscar De La Hoya (Light middleweight), Ricky Hatton (welterweight), Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, Robert Guerrero and even Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao.
Even being the best boxer having no loss, outside the ring, he lose to several cases; domestic violence and one count of misdemeanor battery. With that, he received a six (6) month suspended sentence and two (2) days of house arrest and was ordered to perform 48 hours of community service.
In 2004, he was given a one (1) year jail sentence, undergo counseling for "impulse control" and have to pay a $1,000 fine (or perform 100 hours of community service) after being convicted of two counts of misdemeanor battery against two (2) women.
In 2005, he received a 90-day suspended jail sentence after hitting and kicking a bouncer.
In 2010, his former girlfriend Josie Harris, filed a domestic battery report against him but was released after posting $3,000 bail.
And in 2011, he is to serve 90 days in the county jail for battery upon Josie Harris last 2010 and also pled no contest to two counts of misdemeanor harassment, stemming from threats to his children. In addition, he was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service, a 12-month domestic-violence program and to pay a fine of $2,500.
Having that much criminal record for the World's Greatest Boxer, it clearly shows that he is just the best in the ring.
After his fight with Pacquiao, a lot of people boo-ed his winning glory. Even his fellow countrymen despise him.
Mayweather maybe the greatest boxer with no defeats (yet), with all the money and luxury but one thing he don't have is the support and love from his fellow countrymen and having a complete, wonderful family.
Sooner or later, we do hope that Floyd Mayweather would realize that everything is not about money and fame.