Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (born Floyd Joy Sinclair; February 24, 1977) is an American professional boxer. He is currently undefeated as a professional and is a five-division world champion, having won ten world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes. Mayweather is a two-time Ring magazine Fighter of the Year (winning the award in 1998 and 2007); he also won the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) Fighter of the Year award in 2007 and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014.[1][2][3]

Mayweather is the WBC,[4] WBA and Ring[5] welterweight champion, and the WBC Super, WBA and Ring[6] junior middle weight champion. He is also rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by many sporting news and boxing websites, including RingSports IllustratedESPNBoxRecFox Sports, and Yahoo! Sports.[7][8][9][10][11][12] Mayweather topped the Forbes and Sports Illustrated lists of the 50 highest-paid athletes of 2012, 2013 and recently the Forbes 2014 list,[13] currently making Mayweather the highest paid athlete in the world.[14][15][16]


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