The self-proclaimed best boxer alive Floyd Mayweather is someone who you would think you knew everything about.
The boxer is known to flaunt his wealth through showcasing his numerous stacks of dollar bills, his fleet of cars, and a host of other luxuries not afforded to the general public.
But many don’t know about the road Mayweather took to become the success he is today, and the numerous bumps he had to endure to get to where he is.
1. Rough Childhood
Went to live with his grandmother at 16, after his father, a drug dealer and boxer, was sent to federal prison for smuggling cocaine.
2. Get Your Groove On!
Was paired with dancer Karina Smirnoff on the fifth season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
3. Pretty Boy Nickname?
Earned the nickname “Pretty Boy” from his amateur teammates because Mayweather’s defensive techniques kept him free of cuts or bruises.
4. Boxing Family.
His father, Floyd Sr. was a former welterweight contender who fought Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard, and his uncles, Roger and Jeff, were also pro fighters, with Roger – Floyd’s current trainer – winning two world championships in his prime.
5. Started Young.
Fitted with boxing gloves while he was still a toddler, Floyd started boxing at the age of seven.
6. Floyd The Wrestler?
Mayweather continued to expand his fan base and cross over appeal in February 2008, when he appeared at WWE WrestleMania XXIV, and took on the Big Show in pay-per-view telecast’s main event.
7. Record Label
Apart from boxing, he has started his own record label named Philthy Rich Records.
Earned a bronze medal in the featherweight division at the 1996 Olympic Games.
9. The Champ Is Here!
Has won the championship title in five different boxing weight classes.
10. Money Team!
His 2007 bout with Oscar De La Hoya set a pay-per-view record, racking up 2.15 million buys.