Floyd Mayweather Jr. Info:
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Record: 41-0 (25 by knockout)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is widely considered one of the best boxers of his generation, and he comes from a long line of successful fighters that have made a significant impact on his career. Floyd Mayweather Sr. fought at the welterweight level, and two of his uncles have fought at the professional level. Coming from such great stock, it was only a matter of time before Mayweather Jr. made his mark on the world of boxing. When Mayweather Jr. first entered the world of boxing, he was given the nickname "Pretty Boy" for his unblemished face, but the amateur boxing world soon realized that he was a force to be reckoned with.
Mayweather Jr. went onto win National Golden Gloves in 1993, 1994 and 1996, and finished with an 84-6 record as an amateur. His career was riding high as he entered the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, but he would lose in a controversial decision and would go home with the bronze medal. However, Mayweather Jr. would turn this misstep into a strong foundation to build on for the future as he took the next step to a promising professional career.
On October 11, 1996, Floyd Mayweather Jr. turned professional and went on an unprecedented run through the professional weight classes that would see him win 15 fights in a row by the first half of 1998. One of Mayweather Jr.'s biggest fights of his early career came against Genaro Hernandez for the WBC World Championship. This super featherweight title (130 lbs) was Mayweather Jr.'s from 1998 to 2001, until he made the leap to 135 pounds and would knock off Jose Luis Castillo on April 20, 2002 to win his second world title.
In the mid-2000s, Mayweather Jr. sought another challenge as he broke in the junior welterweight division at 140 pounds, and faced off against Arturo Gatti for the WBC Championship. Mayweather Jr. would make quick work of Gatti in six rounds. His junior welterweight title would prove to be short-lived as he made the jump to the 147-pound welterweight division. After knocking off Carlos Baldomir in 2006, Mayweather Jr. added the WBC welterweight title to his list of accolades. With a sparkling 43-0 record to call his own, Mayweather Jr. Is one of the titans of his sport and continues to be one of the best boxers to ever step in the ring.