Boxing has been a part of Mayweather's life since his childhood and he never seriously considered any other profession. CompuBox had Mayweather outlanding and outworking Cotto in the fight by a significant margin. [234] The attack resulted in Big Show receiving a broken nose. [127], On December 5, 2009, ESPN reported that eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao signed a contract to fight Mayweather on March 13, 2010. He didn't want for anything. Philthy Rich official birth name is Philip Beasley. "People don't know the hell I've been through," he says. "That's all been resolved," Arum stated to Kevin Iole of Yahoo! "I sent him to live with his grandmother," he says. [1][2] In 2016, Mayweather was ranked by ESPN as the greatest boxer, pound for pound, of the last 25 years. [26] He attended Ottawa Hills High School before dropping out. "[226], On November 16, 2018, Mayweather confirmed that a three-round exhibition boxing match against Nasukawa would indeed happen after the initial misunderstanding had been resolved. Ellerbe stated: Here are the facts: Al Haymon, Richard Schaefer and myself speak to each other on a regular basis and the truth is no negotiations have ever taken place nor was there ever a deal agreed upon by Team Mayweather or Floyd Mayweather to fight Manny Pacquiao on November 13. In the quarterfinals, the 19-year-old Mayweather narrowly defeated 22-year-old Lorenzo Aragon of Cuba in an all-action bout to win 12–11, becoming the first U.S boxer to defeat a Cuban in 20 years. He wasn't hit, but was given a standing eight-count by the referee. The contract also called for both fighters to submit to Olympic-style drug testing. On December 13, 2009, Pacquiao's adviser, Michael Koncz, said Mayweather's request for Olympic-style drug testing was a laughing matter and they had no concerns whatsoever about it. [185][186][187], Mayweather was able to pinpoint holes in Berto's guard and find a home for the jab early. Mayweather won the fight by using his jab effectively and staying away from Castillo for much of the fight. [124][125], Mosley started the fight well, landing two solid right hands in round two which caused Mayweather's knees to buckle. The judges failed to impose a mandatory two-point deduction against Todorov after he was warned five times by the referee for slapping. "[188] Mayweather announced his retirement in the ring after defeating Berto, walking away from the sport with an undefeated record of 49–0. This is just harassment and, to me, just signaled that he didn't want the fight. Arum declared on June 30, 2010, that there were no longer any issues and the decision was up to Mayweather. Feel free to contribute! "I want Diego because I'm doing it for all the battered women across America", Mayweather said. Mayweather, fighting past the eighth round for only the third time in his career, won on the judges' scoring 120–110, 119–108, and 120–109. Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. (born Floyd Joy Sinclair; February 24, 1977) is an American professional boxing promoter and former professional boxer. Jim (Lampley), I gotta tell ya, I'm terribly impressed, I don't think I've seen an exhibition of boxing like this since Willie Pep, this kid is unbelievable, great legs, great speed, unbelievable ring-generalship. Antonio is hired as a member of Margaret's security detail, but Ginger uses the money to bring her studio to New Orleans. It detailed that the bout would have been on HBO Pay-Per-View at a cost of $59.95. Mayweather explained why he chose Maidana, "Marcos Maidana's last performance immediately brought him to my attention. "[249], "Floyd Mayweather" redirects here. "I stood there and fought him. [178] Additionally Pacquiao's camp had not requested a cortisone injection, which is allowed by the US Anti-Doping Agency, but rather a last-minute toradol injection, which was declined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. [75], Mayweather's last fight in the super-featherweight division was against future super featherweight and lightweight titleholder Jesús Chávez. [204] On August 24, 2017, it was announced that Mayweather and McGregor would be facing off for the WBC Money Belt, specifically made for the fight. A Mayweather-Pacquiao bout at that time was expected to be the largest-grossing fight in history, in which total revenues could reach $300 million. He had surgery following the controversial decision over Castillo, and said his shoulder had fully healed. With Kim Cattrall, Melia Kreiling, Steve Harris, Aubrey Dollar. [54], By the end of 1998 Mayweather was ranked by The Ring as the #8-ranked pound-for-pound best boxer in the world,[55] and became one of the youngest recipients of The Ring's Fighter of the Year award (21, the same age Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali were when winning their first awards). [172], Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao, after negotiations spread over a number of years, on May 2, 2015, inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. As soon as the deadline for Mayweather's response expired, Arum held a conference call. I think this is a great fight for me and he deserves the opportunity to see if he can do what 45 others have tried to do before him – beat me." [7][8][9][10][11][12] In 2020, Mayweather was ranked second on Ranker's list of best boxers of the 21st century.[13][14]. His place of birth was in Oakland, California. "I had been negotiating with a representative from each side since May 2, carefully trying to put the fight together. Roger Mayweather returned to his role as his nephew's trainer for his next bout; a non-title lightweight fight against Emanuel Burton, which Mayweather won in a ninth-round technical knockout. ", It was common for the young Mayweather to come home from school and find used heroin needles in his front yard. Mayweather defeated him for both titles in a unanimous decision. After reports had surfaced that both parties had agreed to all terms, Golden Boy Promotions released a press release on December 22, 2009, revealing that Pacquiao was unwilling to comply with the Olympic-style drug testing requested by Team Mayweather. According to Yahoo! [37] 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. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. Beasley performing in San Francisco. "[180][181] On July 6, 2015, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) stripped Mayweather of his welterweight championship on technical grounds. He had very hard childhood which made him to do some things that are illegal and on which he is not proud. After round 9, Maidana appeared to be confused as he started walking towards the wrong corner. [244] On June 1, Mayweather began serving his county jail sentence,[245] and was released on August 3, 2012. The final judges' scores were 115–112, 116–111, and 116–111. Two American teenagers come of age while living on an American military base in Italy. "If it wasn't for me he wouldn't be where he is today," he maintains. After the bout Mayweather expressed interest in moving up in weight to capture a world title in six different weight classes, and to challenge newly crowned middleweight champion Sergio Martinez. [194], The idea of a Mayweather comeback floated around April 2016, as rumors of Mayweather Promotions filing for trademarks of "TBE 50" and "TMT 50" hinted that Mayweather might have been targeting that 50th win. [118] However, it was later revealed that the contract was changed so that Mayweather could make weight within the welterweight limit of 140–147 lb as long as Marquez received a large guarantee. The announcement received some backlash due to Berto being (3–3) in his last 6 fights. Mayweather landed 26 percent of his total punches (179 out of 687), compared with 21 percent (105 out of 506) for Cotto. The fight also gathered a crowd of 13,395, also a decreased figure compared to Mayweather previous fights. He is one half of the Oakland-based rap group Babyface Assassins. Freddie Roach told Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times on December 22 that he would prefer for Pacquiao to give his final blood sample a week before the bout and no later than 72 hours before. [74], On May 26, 2001, Mayweather, fighting in his hometown of Grand Rapids, pounded out a 12-round unanimous decision over future IBF super featherweight titleholder Carlos Hernández to retain his WBC super-featherweight title. This was Mayweather's eighth defense of the WBC super-featherweight title, which he had held for more than three years. 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