Floyd Mayweather Jr Tickets
ESPN called Floyd Mayweather the greatest pound for pound boxer of the last 25 years. His professional boxing record includes 49 fights. Out of these 49, Mayweather has lost none, and won 26 by knockout (KO). An undefeated professional boxer and promotor, Mayweather has won fifteen world titles. Before turning professional, Mayweather, as an amateur, won a bronze medal in the featherweight category at the 1996 Olympics. He is one of the highest paid athletes in the world and has earned more than $1 billion throughout his career. Mayweather retired in 2015 however he will be making a comeback in 2017. If you are looking for Floyd Mayweather tickets, you can get them here.
The Making of a Champion
Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, into a family of boxers. His father and his uncles were boxers, who had fought with the likes of Sugar Ray Leonard, Pernell Whitaker and Julio Chavez. His family’s connection with the sport inspired Mayweather to be a boxer. He dropped out of high school to concentrate on boxing.
Mayweather went through tough times as a child. Since his mother was a heroin addict, e was raised by his grandmother. His father also sold drugs to make ends meet. Given his surroundings, boxing, training and gym became an outlet for Mayweather to escape his family troubles.
“Pretty Boy’s” Amateur Career
Mayweather amateur record stands at 84-8 which is as impressive as his professional career. Called Pretty Boy by his amateur teammates for having relatively fewer scars, Mayweather won three national Golden Gloves championships as an amateur.
Today, Mayweather is considered to be the best defensive boxer in history. He learned his defensive techniques from his father and uncle. His orthodox defensive stance in which he utilizes the shoulder roll technique, helps him block, slip and deflect most punches.
In the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Mayweather won a bronze medal for the US, when he reached the semi-finals in the featherweight division. Mayweather lost to a Bulgarian boxer in a controversial decision, which saw one of the four US judges resign in protest.
Mayweather turned professional on October 11, 1996, when he fought against Roberto Apodaca, who he knocked out in the second round. From 1996 to 1998, Mayweather won most of his fights by a knockout or a technical knockout (TKO).
Mayweather’s Top-5 Fights
According to ESPN, the following five bouts were integral to Floyd Mayweather’s success as a boxer.
Mayweather vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez - The two fought at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on September 14, 2013, and the fight was decided after Round 12. In Alvarez’s own words, it was simple: I couldn’t catch him
Mayweather vs. Diego Corrales –This Mayweather-Corrales bout took place on January 20, 2001, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The fight ended in the tenth round in favor of Mayweather with a TKO-victory. At the end, this is what the champion had to say I just wanted to show who is the best in the world.
Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto - This bout took place on May 5, 2012, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. This was perhaps one of Mayweather’s toughest fights. In the end Mayweather complimented Cotto by stating you’re the toughest guy I ever fought
Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya - It was a split-decision victory for Mayweather even though De La Hoya was more aggressive of the two fighters. The fight took place at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on May 5, 2007.
Mayweather vs. Genaro Hernandez - On October 3, 1998, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino In Las Vegas, Mayweather won his first world title by trouncing Hernandez. The fight had to be stopped after the eighth round in favor of Mayweather.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Tickets
Throughout his career, Mayweather has retired on multiple occasions, only to come out later to face a tougher opponent. Keeping with the tradition, he has come out of retirement once again to fight Conor McGregor, the current UFC Lightweight Champion. The fight is scheduled for August 26, 2017, at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. This event is being promoted as The Money Fight where irrespective of the decision Mayweather is expected to earn at least a hundred million dollars, while McGregor is expected to earn a minimum seventy five million dollars.
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