Having cemented his legacy as one of the greatest boxers in history, fans all over the world keep a close eye on Floyd Mayweather. We’re all eager to see what his next move will be! Although he is in his third retirement, Mayweather has hinted that he could return to fighting in 2020.
Meanwhile, the Michigan-born boxer is the founder of his own boxing and fitness gyms and boxing promotional firm, Mayweather Promotions. And, recently, the undefeated champ attended a photo shoot with boohooMAN. See for yourself how he looks in our MAN Gold range and MAN Script tracksuit range – and read on for everything you need to know about this legendary boxer.
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- Who is Floyd Mayweather and where is he from?
- The fighter of the decade
- Mayweather hangs up his gloves”
- Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor: who won?
- Who is Mayweather fighting next?
Who Is Floyd Mayweather and Where Is He from?
Floyd Mayweather Junior was born in Grand Rapids in Michigan on February 24, 1977, making him 43 years old. He was born into a family of boxers, his uncles and his father being professional boxers. Floyd Mayweather Senior was a former welterweight contender who fought Hall of Famer, Sugar Ray Leonard.
Mayweather put all his energy into boxing, and he dropped out of high school so he could box to earn a living. He was a natural. As an amateur boxer, he won national Golden Gloves championships competing in boxing competitions in 1993, 1994, and 1996. Then in 1996, when he was 19, he won a bronze medal for featherweight boxing at the Olympics in Atlanta.
That same year, Mayweather’s professional career began when he won his first match, knocking out fellow newcomer Roberto Apodaca. Within two years, he had won his first world title, the WBC super featherweight championship. His boxing career went from strength to strength as he won nine major world titles in five divisions, four lineal titles, and numerous honourary titles, honours, and awards.
The Fighter of the Decade
Most recently, Mayweather was honoured as the Fighter of the Decade 2010 to 2019 by the Boxing Writers Association of America, Boxer of the Decade 2010 to 2019 by the World Boxing Association, Fighter of the Decade 2010 to 2019 by Yahoo Sports, and Fighter of the Decade 2010 to 2019 by World Boxing News.
Many sporting news and boxing websites have ranked him as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world and the best boxer of the 21st century.
Mayweather Hangs Up His Gloves
Mayweather retired from boxing for the first time in 2007 after winning his fight against British fighter Ricky Hatton. Two years later, he returned to fight Jean Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao, and Andre Berto.
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor: Who Won?
Then, in 2017, Mayweather took the opportunity to come out of retirement to fight, and defeat, mixed martial artist, Conor McGregor. The fight took place on August 26, 2017, at the T-Mobil Arena in Las Vegas Nevada for the WBC Money Belt, which was made specifically for the fight. Mayweather won via a technical knockout in the 10th round (also known as a highlight-reel check hook).
Unbeaten throughout his entire professional career, Mayweather hung up his gloves with an impressive 50-0 wins.
Just over two years later in November 2019, Mayweather posted on Instagram that he was planning to return to the ring in 2020. Shortly before that post, he had posted a picture of himself and Ultimate Fighting Championship Fighter (UFC) president, Dana White, sitting next to each other at a Celtics-Clippers NBA game in Los Angeles. The caption read “@danawhite and I working together again to bring the world another spectacular event in 2020.”
“Working together” refers to Mayweather’s fight against McGregor when White served as co-promotor. Exciting times.
Who Is Mayweather Fighting Next?
So, what will 2020 hold for this 50-0 undefeated boxer? Who will he fight next? Will it be Conor McGregor or Manny Pacquiao again? Perhaps it will be Georges St-Pierre, Khabib Nurmagomedo, or a fighter from another combat discipline? As for his training routine, recent training videos on Instagram show he’s still in shape and he’s got what it takes to return to boxing if he chooses to do so.
Here at boohooMAN, we can’t wait to see what this legend has in store for us in 2020.