Floyd Mayweather is one of the most well-known boxers of the modern era.
Despite the struggles he has faced, he has held many different boxing champion titles such as Golden Gloves and an Olympic medal.
Throughout his career as a professional boxer, he has held championship titles across five different weight classes.
However, not all of Mayweather’s fame is positive.
His career has been tainted by the domestic violence charges that have risen against him.
Was Floyd Mayweather Born Rich?
No, Floyd Mayweather was not born rich, but instead, was incredibly poor and had a troubled childhood.
His mother was addicted to drugs, and his father wasn’t a part of his life until he was old enough to start boxing at a gym.
Mayweather grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan during the late 1970s and 1980s.
After his father was sent to jail, Mayweather began living with his grandmother and devoted all of his time to boxing.
Floyd Mayweather eventually dropped out of high school and became an amateur boxer in local tournaments.
During his early amateur years, he was trained by his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., and his uncle, Roger Mayweather.
Young Mayweather was the fourth boxer in his family, with his father and two uncles having their own boxing careers.
With the knowledge that his father and uncle shared with him, Floyd quickly became a noteworthy opponent.
By 1993, Floyd Mayweather claimed his first championship title at the Golden Gloves tournament.
He then went on to win the 1994 and 1996 Golden Gloves.
Mayweather also represented the United States in Olympic boxing in 1996 when they were hosted by the city of Atlanta, Georgia.
He earned the United States a bronze medal in boxing and scored himself an amateur record of 84-4.
Later that same year, Mayweather joined the world of professional boxing and took the boxing world by storm.
Mayweather has 50 wins under his belt and not a single loss to his name, with 27 of the 50 victories being knockouts.
Throughout his career, his biggest fights have been between Conor McGregor and Logan Paul.
With all the money that he has earned from boxing, Mayweather began to live as lavish a life as possible and collects everything from high-end sports cars to private jets.
Moving On To His Professional Career
Throughout his professional career, Floyd Mayweather has never lost a fight.
This boxer is often faster and more powerful than his opponents in the ring, which is the major reason that Mayweather has been able to maintain his perfect track record.
Mayweather’s first professional boxing match took place on October 11th of 1996, only a few months after appearing in the Olympics.
His first opponent was Roberto Apodaca, whom he knocked out in the second round.
Floyd Mayweather’s major win was against Arturo Gatti at Hollywood Hall.
Despite Gatti’s cocky attitude before entering the ring, he was defeated, and Floyd Mayweather won $3.2 million.
In November of the following year, Mayweather fought Carlos Manuel Baldomir.
Although this would be one of the few fights for which Roger Mayweather would not be able to train his successful nephew, Floyd Mayweather was able to bring home the victory and $8 million.
Sugar Shane Mosley was a veteran of professional boxing, but even he would fall to Mayweather’s might in May of 2010, for $30 million.
However, boxing fans were starting to lose their love for the boxer when it came to his fight against Victor Ortiz.
Some fans claimed that Mayweather’s winning punch was illegal because fans were not able to initially see Ortiz signal that he was ready to fight again when Mayweather went in for the final punch.
Mayweather hit him with such speed that Ortiz didn’t even have time to defend himself.
Marcos Maidana first challenged Mayweather in May of 2014, losing $40 million to Mayweather.
When he challenged him again that autumn, Maidana lost again, and Mayweather gained $32 million.
The second most expensive fight that Floyd Mayweather has been a part of was against Manny Pacquiao, where he ended up bringing home a whopping $250 million.
Taking On Conor McGregor
The biggest fight of Floyd Mayweather’s career was when he went up against the Irish boxer, Conor McGregor.
The Mayweather vs. McGregor fight became such big news that everyone, including both boxing fans and those who had never had a boxing match in their life, came together to see who would emerge victorious.
Nobody had beaten Mayweather, and the public was waiting to see the day that he would finally lose, with most people assuming that McGregor could get the job done.
Non-believers in McGregor were simply going to be surprised if he could remember the rules of boxing, with even the referee reminding McGregor what was acceptable.
The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, was packed with more than 14,000 people physically in attendance, but most viewers were watching from home.
By Round 10 of the match, Mayweather defeated McGregor by TKO.
Of the 320 punches that Mayweather threw, he landed 170 of them.
McGregor had thrown 430 punches but was only able to land 111 of them.
Fans of McGregor weren’t as impressed with his work in the ring as they had expected from the mixed material artist.
Although McGregor wasn’t able to win, he was able to be in a part of the most lucrative events in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championships.
The Ultimate Fighting Championships made $4 billion in sales from the one event, making it the most successful year it has ever had as a company.
Mayweather made $300 million from this one fight alone.
Mayweather retired shortly after his fight with Conor McGregor but has publicly stated that he would be willing to have a rematch with McGregor because of how easy of a time he had with the fighter.
McGregor was spotted on social media trash-talking Mayweather for his fight against Logan Paul, and Mayweather wants to fight McGregor.
Fighting Internet Star Logan Paul
If you had asked a long-time Floyd Mayweather fan if they thought that he would ever fight a prank and vlog YouTuber, they most likely would have laughed that idea off.
That’s why fans of both Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul were shocked when the fights were announced.
Logan and his brother, Jake Paul, were looking to escape the troublesome reputation that they had created on their original social media platform.
After Logan Paul was demonetized and shadow-banned for showing the dead body of a man who had killed himself in an infamous Japanese suicide spot, Paul claims that he felt disheartened to go create content for his YouTube channel.
Both of the Paul brothers understood how the public felt about them and decided to use that to their advantage by teaming up with other online content creators to host amateur boxing matches.
After finding massive athletic and financial success with these events, Logan Paul wanted to move on to tougher opponents.
Critics of Paul waited with bated breath to watch Mayweather pummel the inexperienced internet star, but Paul managed to hold up a fight.
Mayweather had outboxed Paul by the end of the eight rounds that they fought, but no winner was called.
After the fight, a debate arose over who had actually won the fight.
Fans of Mayweather were concerned that the YouTuber had broken the boxer’s perfect streak.
However, Mayweather claims that it wasn’t a real fight.
In interviews after the fight, Mayweather had to frequently explain the difference between a legal match and an exhibition.
Unlike legal matches, exhibitions are not counted towards a fighter’s score and are normally purely for entertainment.
In exhibitions, winners are never called because boxing rules are normally being followed much more loosely.
Exhibitions are about the show, not the sport.
Becoming A Partner At SL Green
Floyd Mayweather dreams of earning $1 billion through real estate since he has already earned his first $1.022 billion from boxing.
Whether the financial goal is to sustain his lavish lifestyle or simply to see how far he can push himself, Mayweather has already made multiple real estate investments.
In 2010, the boxer purchased a 13,000-square-foot mansion in Las Vegas, which was his primary residence until 2018.
Mayweather doubled his real estate portfolio when purchased his Beverly Hills mansion for $25.5 million.
The house comes with a 12-seat movie theater, 300-bottle wine cellar, and even its own candy shop.
In 2018, Floyd Mayweather bought his custom-built mansion in Las Vegas for $10 million.
The property has 11 bedrooms and sprawls over 22,000 square feet.
The most recent home that he has purchased is his $18 million Miami mansion which is located on Palm Island.
The house has nine bedrooms, 10.5 bathrooms, a 5,000-square-foot rooftop, a private dock, four separate garages, a home theater, smart house technology, and an elevator to move between all three levels with ease.
Through all of these purchases, he was able to get to know the team at SL Green incredibly well and decided to invest with the company.
Through all of his contributions and sales, Mayweather earned himself the title of partner at the real estate firm.
This partnership between SL Green and Mayweather is what led to the boxer investing in One Vanderbilt, which is one of the most popular and sought-after commercial skyscrapers in New York City.
Mayweather wants to help make the One Vanderbilt even taller than the Empire State building and is working on adding an observation deck to the skyscraper to boost revenue.
Collections Of Jewelry And Jets
After growing up poor in Grand Rapids, Floyd Mayweather has been making up for lost time through the expensive life he lives now.
While real estate investments have proven to be a sturdier investment of millions of dollars, Mayweather is willing to spend just as much on his jewelry collection.
When considering getting new jewelry, Mayweather isn’t just going out to find whatever is most expensive.
Sometimes, the retired boxer prefers older timepieces like his two Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches from the 1970s.
Mayweather’s Jacob & Co. Rainbow Tourbillon watch has multiple layers of diamonds along the thick band.
While non-exclusive versions of this watch are around $200,000, Mayweather’s watch is one of a kind and exclusive to him.
Floyd Mayweather also owns a Hublot Baguette Casing watch, which is one of the most luxurious brands of watches that you can buy.
The crocodile skin band is encrusted with baguette diamonds, meaning that it is worth more than seven figures.
One of Mayweather’s most iconic pieces of jewelry is his custom diamond necklace that is made with certified three-carat diamonds.
Each of the diamonds on his necklace cost anywhere from $20,000 to $100,000.
Mayweather’s love of fine jewelry has led him to create his own line of jewelry called 50 Karats By Floyd Mayweather.
The line was sold at its own pop-up shop in the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami during the week of the Mayweather–Paul fight.
While the private jet may be an older model, this aircraft is nothing short of luxurious.
Between the luxury seating and private masseuse who rides on the plane with Mayweather, the “Air Mayweather” has everything the boxer needs to travel comfortably.
His Multi-Million-Dollar Car Collection
As if multiple mansions, high-end jewelry, and his own private jet weren’t enough, Floyd Mayweather’s car collection is just as expensive and exclusive.
Mayweather owns an entire fleet of supercars that he has dispersed among his different residences.
When Mayweather only had two mansions, he had all of his cars for one mansion painted black and all of the cars for his other mansion painted white.
As his car collection and his real estate portfolio have expanded, Mayweather diversified his cars among their locations.
One of Mayweather’s fastest cars is his Bugatti Chiron which was made in Molsheim, France.
Mayweather has four other Bugattis, but his Chiron is the only one that is able to go 0 to 124 miles per hour in six seconds and has a top speed of nearly 305 miles per hour.
The boxer’s only handmade car is his Pagani Huayra, which is one of only 100 units that are handcrafted by Horacio Pagani in Italy.
The timeless car cost Mayweather $1.4 million.
The only Aston Martin that Mayweather currently owns is the One-77, which is also an extremely exclusive car.
Mayweather is eagerly looking forward to adding another Aston Martin to his collection soon.
Over the course of his car collecting days, Floyd Mayweather has owned multiple Ferraris, including two Ferrari Enzos that he later sold.
In 2017, Mayweather bought his favorite Ferrari, the LaFerrari Aperta.
Mayweather also owns two Ferrari 458 Spiders and a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano.
He once took a photo with these Ferraris alongside his other supercars, including two Bugatti Veyrons, a Bugatti Gran Sport, a Lamborghini Aventador, and a Porsche 911 Turbo with his private jet in the background.
The most exclusive car that Floyd Mayweather owns is the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita.
There are only two of these cars in existence.
The Domestic Assault Case
While Floyd Mayweather has shown that he has an undeniable talent in the boxing ring, his out-of-ring behavior has earned him the disdain of boxing fans.
During his early years of boxing, fans were elated to watch him win match after match, but when it came out that Mayweather had a history of domestic violence, boxing fans wanted nothing more than to see him lose.
Mayweather’s history of domestic violence started in 2010 when he attacked his ex-girlfriend, Josie Harris.
He was sentenced to three months in prison in 2012 but only ended up serving two of those three months.
The attack happened in front of their three children when the kids were only seven, nine, and 11 years old.
Mayweather grabbed Harris by the hair and pulled her around the room before he started punching her repeatedly.
Due to the shock, it took Harris a moment to come to before she realized what was happening.
All she could do was listen to the screams of their children begging their father to stop as he told her that he was going to kill her.
The oldest child ended up running away and hopping the fence to get help from the nearby security guard.
After Mayweather found out that his son had gotten help, he sped off in his car.
Harris had experienced domestic abuse on more than six different occasions from Mayweather over the course of their relationship.
Mayweather claimed that he was simply restraining someone who was on drugs.
In March of 2020, Josie Harris was found by one of her children dead in her car outside her home in Valencia, California.
There were no drugs at the scene, but the coroner believed that she had accidentally died of mixed drug toxicity.
What Lies Ahead For Floyd Mayweather
Many boxing fans speculate that the reason that Floyd Mayweather is so willing to do all these exhibition matches is that he needs the money to maintain his lavish lifestyle.
Mayweather also claims that he wants to have another child with his current girlfriend, Anna Monroe, who works as the lead dancer at Mayweather’s Las Vegas strip club, Girl Collection.
Between multiple cars, houses, and a potential new child to pay for, Mayweather is going to need every exhibition match he can get.
While his popularity isn’t what it once was, Mayweather has found success as a boxer for entertainment.