Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Floyd Mayweather Jr! (Boxing)


Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. was born on February
24, 1977 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. EverythingTop10 is proud to present, “The
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Floyd Mayweather!” #10. Mayweather was born into a family of boxers. His father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., was a former
welterweight contender who fought Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard. His uncles (Jeff Mayweather and Roger Mayweather)
were professional boxers, with Roger–Floyd’s former trainer–winning two world championships,
fought Hall of Famers Julio César Chávez, Pernell Whitaker, and Kostya Tszyu. #9. He was born with his mother’s last name,
Sinclair, but his last name would change to Mayweather shortly thereafter. He was only one year old when his father,
while holding him in his arms, was shot in the leg by his mother’s brother. The shotgun blast took a chunk off Mayweather
Sr.’s calf and led to the end of his boxing career. #8. Mayweather’s grandmother was the first person
to see his potential when he was young. He said, “I told her, ‘I think I should
get a job.’ She said, ‘No just keep boxing’.” #7. He said, “When I was about eight or nine,
I lived in New Jersey with my mother and we were seven deep in one bedroom and sometimes
we didn’t have electricity.” It was not uncommon for young Mayweather to
come home from school and find used heroin needles in his front yard. His mother was addicted to drugs, and he had
an aunt who died from AIDS because of her drug use. #6. Mayweather attended Ottawa Hills High School
before he dropped out. He said, “I knew that I was going to have
to try to take care of my mom and I made the decision that school wasn’t that important
at the time and I was going to have to box to earn a living.” #5. He had an amateur record of 84-8, and he won
national Golden Gloves championships in 1993, 1994, and 1996. He was nicknamed “Pretty Boy” by his amateur
teammates because he had relatively few scars, a result of the defensive techniques that
his father and uncle (Roger Mayweather) had taught him. #4. At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Mayweather
won a bronze medal by reaching the semi-finals of the featherweight division. In his semifinal bout against eventual silver
medalist Serafim Todorov of Bulgaria, Mayweather lost by a controversial decision. The referee, Hamad Hafaz Shouman of Egypt
mistakenly raised Mayweather’s hand (thinking he had won), while the decision was announced
giving the bout to the Bulgarian. U.S. team manager Gerald Smith said Mayweather
landed punches that were not counted, while Todorov was awarded points without landing
a punch. #3. In one of the more definitive and memorable
fights of his career, he fought the hard-hitting, former IBF super-featherweight champion Diego
Corrales. Before the fight was announced, Mayweather
had stated that he wanted to fight Corrales, who was facing jail time for allegedly beating
his pregnant wife. He said, “I want Diego because I’m doing
it for all the battered women across America. Just like he had beat that woman, I’m going
to beat him.” In the bout, Mayweather won every round and
knocked down Corrales five times. After the fifth knockdown, Corrales’s cornermen
climbed onto the apron and stopped the fight. #2. In 2004, Mayweather was given a one-year suspended
jail sentence, ordered to undergo counseling for “impulse control”, and pay a $1,000
fine (or perform 100 hours of community service) after being convicted of two counts of misdemeanor
battery against two women. #1. On September 9, 2010, it was reported that
he was being sought by police for questioning after his former girlfriend, Josie Harris,
filed a domestic battery report against him. He was initially charged with felony theft
(stemming from the disappearance of Harris’s cell phone); on September 16, two felony coercion
charges, one felony robbery charge, one misdemeanor domestic-battery charge, and three misdemeanor
harassment charges were added. On December 21, 2011, a judge sentenced Mayweather
to serve 90 days in the county jail for battery upon Harris in September 2010. Mayweather reached a deal with prosecutors
in which he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery in exchange for prosecutors dropping
the felony battery charge. He also pleaded no contest to two counts of
misdemeanor harassment, stemming from threats to his children. In addition to the 90-day sentence, he was
ordered to complete 100 hours of community service, a 12-month domestic-violence program,
and he had to pay a fine of $2500. On June 1, 2012, he began serving his county
jail sentence, and he was released in August. That’s all folks! Make sure you tune in next week for part 2
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100 thoughts on “Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Floyd Mayweather Jr! (Boxing)

  1. In short, … an uneducated, women beating, boxing cheat that can't control his emotions.

    Rocky is the best boxer, ever ! … or maybe Tyson, in his youth.

  2. You can tell by the types of charges they were trying to get him with that it pretty much was b*******. It was pretty much BS, misdemeanor battery what the hell is that. That was a Witch Hunt

  3. floyd the drug addict women beater!!!! Its OK Connor is about to make him pay forever make your betssssss!!!!!! If God is Christian then floyds dead!

  4. He said he dropped out of school way earlier then high school. At least thats the interview i saw. And number 3 is ironic leading to number 2 and number 1.

  5. Top 10 things we didn't know about Floyd Mayweather? It should be called top 10 things the entire world DOES know about Floyd Mayweather. All of the facts in this video are common knowledge, even to people who don't even like boxing.

  6. Mayweather is a joke and when not being to to take hits , he simply holds opponents arm while punching with overhand right.

  7. You'll be doing a Top 10 on me in the next couple of years so be sure to subscribe to my page as I have to yours! #nextup

  8. really.. his amateur record.. ppl he fought.. the fact he went to jail, these are TOP things we didnt know abt floyd? :/

  9. I hate when people go back to the past like may weather wishes he never beat his wife learn how to forgive and forget how you gonna believe in God when you don't know the truth and think what the church tells you is true well it's not true read the true bible king James and read lords prayer it says forgive and forget

  10. I mean i sure don't like him but he has alot of spirit to have a smile on his face after all the shit he went through

  11. Here's some interesting points about two people who can't read.

    1.The queen of England is illiterate and she can't read but she can take the sheep( i.e.walking dead American peoples) taxes. Those same taxes paid for one of her grandsons 40 million dollar wedding.

    2.Mayweather can sell out stadiums and get the sheep( i.e. Walking dead American people) to pay $99.00 for BS fights like the one he has against McGregor which will net him 350 million and Mc Gregor 200 million.

    So who's the Mac?

    You guys have it backwards
    SMDH 🙂

  12. i bet this was a white devil that posted this jealous act its crazy how they spend their time trying to dnw grade a black champion yall are nothing but weak blooded as pecks

  13. more lyar rating where not down , we will always keep watching  FUCK THE ORANGE NOT MY PRESIDEN POS TRUMP FM IS A FUCKING MILLIONEER SO IM NOT SUPRISE AND NOT A VERY INTELLEGEN . PRESIDEN DON,T ACK LIKE THAT ONLY A IDIOTMORRON RICH MOTHER FUCKER , FUCK YOU MAYWEATHER YOUR POS TRUMP LIL BITCH. PS I HOPE THE IRS IS WATCHING AND GETTING HIS TAXES , BECAUSE THIS IS A FUCKING JOKE TO HIM , AND US WORKING PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT HIM ARE IDIOT , YOU ARE SUPPORTING EVIL . SO FUCK POS TRUMP AND HIS LIL BITCH MAYWEATHER , .

  14. Yes may weather is with out a doubt the best and smartest boxer ever I like the way he forge punches in the pocket and of the pocket, He's very skillful and quick . I watch his fights over and over again he preserved himself for after boxing, people think that boxing is trading punches, that's not smart boxing knowing u r getting pound hard in ur head and body. I like mayweather boxing style.

  15. He such a asshole that runs on he’s fights when he sees he’s getting fuck UP end of story

  16. No wonder he won the Olympics first place .. cus he’s good in RUNNING… who’s with me hit the like

  17. This was something… A video of information, rather those of that, he bought 100 cars from a dealer, has a 2 private jet… Etc etc…!!!

  18. THE BEST HAYENA INSIDE RING. RUNNING ALL OVER TRYIN TO AVOID BEING HIT OR OK'S, NOT THE BEST FIGHTER AT ALL, DESPITE HE IS AN EX-CON HE LIKES TO BEAT WOMAN, HE WAS ONE OF A DIRTIEST STREET DOG IN VEGAS.

    TALKING THE GREATEST BOXER IN THE WORLD HISTORY! MAYWEBER♨ DOESN'T INCLUDE IN THE LIST. HE IS NOTHING WHEN IT COMES TO BE A PURE BOXER.HE DOESNT BOX LIKE A PRO BOXER'S. PRO OF A WOMAN'S BEATER

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