Floyd Joy Mayweather, Jr. born Floyd Joy February 24, 1977 is an American former professional boxer. Mayweather was undefeated as a professional and a five-division world champion, Mayweather won twelve world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes twice in the welterweight division. Mayweather is a two-time Ring magazine Fighter of the Year winning the award in also won the Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year award in the Best Fighter Award in and 2014. Mayweather was honored with “The Best Ever Award” by Spike TV in 2015. Boxrec currently rates Mayweather as the sixth greatest pound for pound fighter of all time, and the greatest pound for pound welterweight of all time.
Up until his retirement, Mayweather was the reigning and Ring welterweight champion, and the Ring junior middleweight champion, vacating his belts not long after his retirement. He was also rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by many sporting news and boxing websites for almost ten years, including The Ring, Sports Illustrated, BoxRec, Fox Sports, and Yahoo! Sports. Mayweather topped the Forbes and Sports Illustrated lists of the 50 highest-paid athletes of 2012 and 2013, and the Forbes list again in 2014 and 2015, listing him as the highest paid athlete in the world. In 2007, He founded Mayweather Promotions, his own boxing promotional firm after defecting from Bob Arum’s Top Rank.
He has a record of in world title fights, in lineal title fights, against former or current world titlists, against former or current lineal titles and against International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees.
Mayweather has generated approximately in pay-per-view revenue and in pay-per-view buys throughout his career, surpassing the likes of former top pay-per-view attractions Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao. Officially labeling him the pay-per-view king.