Floyd Mayweather will go down as one of the greatest boxers to ever grace us inside the ring although he did have many ups and downs in and out of the ring during his career. Mayweather Jr, or also nicknamed Pretty Boy and Money throughout his career, was born on February 24th, 1977 in Grand Rapids, MI. Known for his speed, power and defence perfectionism will make him go down as one of the best pound-for-pound in boxing history.
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Mayweather earned his first nickname Pretty Boy when he fought in the amateurs with him winning many of his fights coming out unscathed and not having a marked face. He had a glittering amateur career having won the national Golden Gloves in 1993, 1994 and 1996. However, his amateur career came to a sour end in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta where he lost in the semi-finals controversially to Serafim Todorov.
Whilst we await the next big fight in boxing which sees Teofimo Lopez take on Vasyl Lomachenko on Saturday 17th October at Madison Square Garden, many boxing fanatics and punters have had to migrate elsewhere to ensure that they are able to get their entertainment in-house. Many bookies have been experiencing an influx of traffic on their casino markets, such as at Maximum Casinos, who are seriously benefitting from it the period of limited boxing, much like lockdown times.
Although, Mayweather didn’t want this to affect his pro-game boxing with him eventually going on to retire unbeaten with a record of 50-0. He won his first world title in October 1998 when he stooped veteran American titleholder Genaro Hernandez in the eighth round; that year he went on to win Ring magazine’s Fighter of the Year award in 1998.
Floyd also had some pretty memorable bouts in his career against some hall of famers, all of which Floyd dispatched with ease. His first main fight was against Oscar De La Hoya which gained Mayweather the mainstream recognition and really put his name on the map in 2007. Due to this mainstream recognition, he landed a big deal with HBO which saw him fight the rest of his career on the platform.
Further wins in his career against Ricky Hatton, Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto really made the career of Mayweather where he went on to make hundreds of millions of pounds and giving him that nickname of money.