Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

(Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr.)

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
  • Born: February 24, 1977
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Athlete

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Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. is an American professional boxing promoter and professional boxer. He competed from 1996 to 2007 and 2009 to 2015, and made two one-fight comebacks in 2017 and 2018. During his career, he held multiple world titles in five weight classes and the lineal championship in four weight classes (twice at welterweight), and retired with an undefeated record. As an amateur, Mayweather won a bronze medal in the featherweight division at the 1996 Olympics, three U.S. Golden Gloves championships (at light flyweight, flyweight, and featherweight), and the U.S. national championship at featherweight.

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A lot of times, in the beginning of my career, I put pressure on myself just because I wanted to perform so well. I just wanted to be perfect.
A true champion can adapt to anything.
A true champion will fight through anything.
All the money I have, I got it legally. Money, Coins & Minting
Boxing is real easy. Life is much harder. Life
Boxing is what pays my bills.
Don't ever know who you may meet, or just because a person may not be dressed up all fancy, don't mean they're not an important person. You just don't ever know who you're gonna meet in life. So that's why I look at everybody as equal. Can't just judge. I treat everybody with respect. Every man. Life ;Respect
Everything people say I couldn't do I've done.
Everywhere I go, I will make a good payday. But we got to choose the right opponent and the right time and the right venue. Time
Floyd Mayweather is in the sport to give great performances. Sports & Athletics
I ain't never nervous. Never nervous.
I always put my boxing first.
I am the best. There is nobody better than me.
I basically raised myself.
I come from a very rough background, and I'm saying that if you work hard and dedicate yourself that you can make it, too. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I don't adjust my training for any of my opponents. I don't watch films on my opponents.
I don't have to fight if I don't want to.
I feel like everybody is against Floyd Mayweather. I don't get any respect. Respect
I got a big mouth.
I got a granite chin.
I haven't took no punishment. There's nothing cool about taking punishment.
I knew boxing before I knew anything else.
I land a higher percentage of punches than any boxer in boxing.
I like fighters who come to fight.
I like to control my own personal life. Life
I like to play table tennis, spend time with my kids. Time
I love basketball. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I loved competing and winning and also wanted to continue my career for the fans, knowing they were there for me and enjoyed watching me fight.
I push myself to the limit.
I think I already proved that I wasn't just fighting for the money, because I fought as an amateur. I fought 90 fights for free. Money, Coins & Minting
I think my grandmother saw my potential first. When I was young, I told her, 'I think I should get a job.' She said, 'No, just keep boxing.'
I want to be promoted in the urban areas. A lot of African-American people should know more about me.
I would lie in bed, and I was nine years old, and say to myself: 'I want to be the richest man in the world.' I've come a long way from there.
If anyone has followed my career, they know that there's been a lot of obstacles and a lot of ups and down through my career. But day in and day out, and in the square circle, I went out there and always did my best.
If I'm scared and I'm a coward, why do you guys want to see me fight?
If you fight angry, you make a lot of mistakes, and when you fight a sharp, witty fighter like me, you can't make mistakes.
I'll back up anything my dad says. Families, Children & Parenting
I'm a boxer who believes that the object of the sport is to hit and not get hit. Sports & Athletics
I'm a man of my word.
I'm a professional fighter and like most professional fighters I have had difficulties with my hands in the past.
I'm always focused.
I'm always going to love my father. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Families, Children & Parenting
I'm looking to expand my portfolio while I'm on top and while I'm young.
I'm not in this sport to say a guy can beat me. Sports & Athletics
I'm not in this sport to take punishment. Sports & Athletics
In the end, you have to protect yourself at all times.
I've had boxing gloves on since before I could walk and been in gyms all of my life. Life
I've set the model of showing fighters how they should conduct their business. Business, Commerce & Finance
Most people should be talking about how Floyd Mayweather is a great undefeated future Hall of Famer that's his own promoter and that works extremely hard to get to where he's at. Instead, all you hear is hate and jealous remarks from critics who criticize me and, you know, most of the time, the people that criticize me can't do what I can do. Time ;Future
My kids are the future of the Mayweather family and of the Mayweather brand. I feel our family is stronger if we stay together. Future ;Families, Children & Parenting
My skills are still my skills.
My whole outlook on life is, never judge a book by its cover. Life
Nobody is faster than me.
Once I am in the square circle, I am in my home.
People have said things about me, and wrote and criticized me about things in the past, but it goes in one ear and out the other.
Self-preservation is an important thing to me.
Some people are just right for you.
The American fans would love to see me fight anybody. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
There comes a time when money doesn't matter. Time ;Money, Coins & Minting
There's ups and downs with boxing, layoffs are part of the sport and they can either help or hurt a guy. Sports & Athletics
Well, you've got certain obstacles that get in your way throughout your career, but you have to be a strong individual.
What's so crazy is when you give interviews to reporters that don't really care too much for you, basically what they're going to do is write what they want to write and discredit you. They're going to write and say what they want to say, no matter what you tell them.
When I step in the ring, I bring everything I have.
When I was about 8 or 9, I lived in New Jersey with my mother and we were seven deep in one bedroom and sometimes we didn't have electricity.
When I was in the ring at the Olympics, it was my father's words that I was hearing, not the coaches'. 'I never listened to what the coaches said. I would call my father and he would give me advice from prison.
When people see what I have now, they have no idea of where I came from and how I didn't have anything growing up.
When they put me on ESPN and they talk about negative things, or when they put me on TMZ and they talk about negative things, I'm just glad that I'm relevant; to have lasted this long being relevant.
You can never overlook a guy.
You have good days, you have bad days. But the main thing is to grow mentally.
You have to protect yourself at all times. What goes around comes around.
You hear certain things, negative things, all the time that aren't true, but you never hear about the positive. Time
You know, as a young child, I lay in my bedroom and I swore to myself then: 'I'm not going to smoke and I'm not going to drink.' And I said I'm not going to just say that when I'm a kid. I'm going to stick to that as an adult. I kept that in mind my whole life. Life
You know, everybody has a slogan, and once you beat people over the head with it so much, then that's what you'll eventually be called once you retire from the sport or whatever. Sports & Athletics
You've got to have a villain and they'll always make me a villain. I'm used to it - it makes me work harder and it makes me fight harder. Work, Workers & The Labor Force