One of the best boxers alive, Floyd Mayweather, is someone who you would think you knew everything about. The American star is the most accomplished boxer of the last 20 years, holding a record of 49 fights and 49 victories. Furthermore, Floyd has topped Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes for 2015 with an amazing record of $300m (£194m). He made over $200 million dollars for his fight against Manny Pacquiao and holds a net worth of at least $400 million. Actually, the only two athletes who have made more than Floyd are Arnold Palmer and the NBA legend Michael Jordan. It’s already well-known that the Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will meet each other in the ring in Las Vegas on August 26, in what is set to be one of the most hyped sporting events of modern times. The fight will bring in an eye-watering amount of money, with sums of £500 million being reported.
Floyd is well known for his media posts with numerous stacks of dollar bills, host of luxuries and his amazing fleet of cars. Despite what you see on the Internet, there are more things you may now know about Floyd Mayweather.
Here are 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Floyd Mayweather
Floyd grew up in difficult circumstances, as he shared a bedroom with seven other family members. He owned just three pair of trousers, one pair of shoes and three shirts. His mother, Deborah was addicted to drugs and passed away due to HIV/AIDS complications, while his father was a drug dealer and boxer. Actually, his father used Floyd as a human shield once as he had a fight with his brother-in-law, and the latter pointed a shotgun at him. However, Floyd’s father was sent to federal prison for smuggling cocaine and Floyd went to live with his grandmother when he was 16 years old.
Floyd Mayweather has two boys and two girls by two different women. Josie Harris, is the mother of two boys and a girl, who ranges in age from 13 to 17. The second one is Melissia Brim, Floyd’s ex-girlfriend, mother of his 16 year old daughter which lives in Las Vegas. In addition, Floyd has an adopted son, Devion Cromwell, whose mother is Melissia. Mayweather loves to spoil his kids, as for example, he bought a $100.00 Mercedes 550 S-Class for his daughter Iyanna for her 14th birthday. Furthermore, he followed that gift with a 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith, worth $400.000. After these unbelievable gifts, Floyd said “What I will do with that millions and millions of dollars be saved for my children because my children are who I love and that’s who I care about,”
Floyd takes his gifts back after a breakup
Almost all of Floyd’s romantic relationships are conditional as he keeps all of the gifts in his name. He gave lots of gifts and possession to his women, but he made them sign contracts so he can legally repossess everything after a breakup. ‘Miss Jackson’ dated Floyd for about four years and she received several gifts including, clothes and jewelry, but when they broke up, Floyd retained possession of all of the gifts.
Floyd Mayweather earned a bronze medal in the featherweight division at the 1996 Olympic Games. The American boxer lost his Semi-final game against the Bulgarian veteran Serafim Todorov following a controversial 10-9 decision. Many people say that loss motivated Floyd and even the boxer said that a couple of years ago “I’m happy with how the result went. I’m really happy because that made me strive and work hard to get where I’m at today,” As for the Bulgarian, Todorov was the last man to beat Mayweather, but his career ended in 2003 and he is currently unemployed in his home country.
Floyd Mayweather’s rapping affair
Floyd released “Yep” in 2007, which was his first and only solo song. The song was about cars, guns and money and was used as his walk-out music at Wrestlemania. In addition, Mayweather teamed up with Ludacris in 2009 and featured on the song “Undisputed”.