In our quest to identify and appreciate the finest sports personalities in the world, Fynnest researchers delved into the world of boxing and found out that Floyd Mayweather Jr is the finest pound for pound boxer of his generation. The American Boxer who won three national Golden Gloves and an Olympic bronze medal before turning professional in 1996, was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Floyd Mayweather (born Floyd Joy Sinclair) was born on February 24, 1977, which implies his astrological sign is Pisces. And it is on record he is the greatest person born that day.
We gathered from Wiki that He was born into a family of Boxers. His father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., was a former welterweight contender who fought Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard. His uncles Jeff and Roger Mayweather were professional boxers, with the latter—Floyd’s former trainer—winning two world championships, as well as fighting Hall of Famers Julio César Chávez, Pernell Whitaker, and Kostya Tszyu. Mayweather was born with his mother’s last name, but his last name would change to Mayweather shortly thereafter. He attended Ottawa Hills High School before dropping out. And also that His mother was addicted to drugs. “People don’t know the hell I’ve been through,” he says. The most time that his father spent with him was taking him to the gym to train and work on his boxing, according to Mayweather.
Why Floyd Mayweather Jr is the finest Pound for Pound Boxer of his generation
Well, if you still doubt the fact Floyd Mayweather is the greatest pound for pound boxer of his generation, perhaps you did not know that:
- Using CompuBox punch statistics, Guryashkin found that Floyd bests all current fighters with a connect percentage of 46%. In fact, only boxing greats Joe Louis and Lennox Lewis hold an advantage over him with a small 2% edge. Regarding his opposition’s connect percentages, Floyd is utterly dominant. In his story, Guryashkin writes “…perhaps even more impressive is Mayweather’s opponents connect percentage: 16%, the lowest ever recorded in CompuBox’s 4,000-fight database. The astronomical 30% difference between the two stats stands atop history’s pugilistic pantheon.”
- CompuBox is based on a computer program, originally named FightStat, which was developed by Jon Gibbs in 1984. The system calculates every punch a fighter throws and lands. Stats are compiled by two operators who each have access to four keys corresponding to jab connect, jab miss, power punch connects, and power punch miss. Certainly, the human element involved renders the system less than 100% accurate, but its overall ability to gauge punch statistics is noteworthy nonetheless.
Fynnest’s researchers went even further to gather other facts from boxinginsider.com, an authoritative online magazine that focuses on boxing. According to them,
If the numbers don’t convince you, let’s consider a few other things.
Currently, Sugar Ray Robinson is almost universally regarded as the greatest fighter, pound for pound, to have ever lived. I would agree with this.
Few other than Floyd himself would have the gall to go as far as saying Floyd Mayweather deserves that coronation. If we’re talking numbers, Robinson’s record of 173-19-6 trumps Floyd’s perfect 42-0 based on the sheer volume of fights. It’s also worth noting that Robinson was 40-0 going into the 3rd year of his pro career before dropping a decision to Jake LaMotta (a loss he would avenge 5 times over). It took Floyd close to 13 years before winning his 40th pro bout, a virtual shutout of pound-for-pound mainstay Juan Manuel Marquez in September 2009.
From the time he first lost to LaMotta in February of 1943, until his next loss over 8 years later, Robinson would fight 91 bouts, going 88-0-2 (with 1 NC) before losing another fight, a points loss to the UK’s Randy Turpin in July of 1951.
Since Floyd defeated Marquez, he’s fought only twice more, giving a sensational boxing clinic to Shane Mosley in May of 2010, and a lesson in boxing’s cardinal rule of “protect yourself at all times” to Victor Ortiz last September.
Although the question on the minds of some boxing enthusiasts and commentators remains; if you swapped Floyd Mayweather Jr and Sugar Ray Robinson into each of their respective eras, how would they fare?
Well, we leave that to your imagination.
After his loss to Floyd Mayweather in 2013, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez said: “He doesn’t expose anything. He’s a fighter that if with three punches he wins the round from you, he’s fine with that. He doesn’t expose anything and gives a beautiful fight. He doesn’t care in what way he wins as long as he wins.”
According to Boxing correspondent, Gareth A. Davies, Mayweather’s style is based on pure efficiency. His punch stats are greater than any modern boxer, landing 42 percent of the punches he throws. A stat born out of the most testing fight he has had in his professional career.
Mayweather vs Mcgregor
His coming out of retirement to defeat Conor Anthony McGregor, an Irish professional mixed martial artist and professional boxer in what was considered the bout of the century, made Floyd surpass Rocky Marciano. He set the record for the longest active unbeaten streak in a professional career at 50–0. This happened In front of 14,623 in Las Vegas, far short of a sell-out. Floyd won via Technical Knock Out (TKO) in the 10th round. Mayweather and McGregor’s face off was for the WBC Money Belt, specifically made for the fight. According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Mayweather earned a guaranteed purse of $100 million and McGregor was guaranteed $30 million.
No doubt this Fynnest’s finest sports personality has had a successful professional career as a boxer. Floyd Mayweather is now a professional boxing promoter. And the world looks forward to seeing him inspire even more boxing greats as himself.
Mayweather’s Professional Boxing Career record Summary
Find below Mayweather’s professional boxing career record summary as compiled by Wikipedia.org
|Professional record summary|
|50 fights||50 wins||0 losses|
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|50||Win||50–0||Conor McGregor||TKO||10 (12), 1:05||Aug 26, 2017||T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|49||Win||49–0||Andre Berto||UD||12||Sep 12, 2015||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles|
|48||Win||48–0||Manny Pacquiao||UD||12||May 2, 2015||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles;
Won WBO welterweight title
|47||Win||47–0||Marcos Maidana||UD||12||Sep 13, 2014||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles;
Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal light middleweight titles
|46||Win||46–0||Marcos Maidana||MD||12||May 3, 2014||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles;
Won WBA (Super) welterweight title
|45||Win||45–0||Canelo Álvarez||MD||12||Sep 14, 2013||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBA (Super) light middleweight title;
Won WBC, The Ring, and vacant lineal light middleweight titles
|44||Win||44–0||Robert Guerrero||UD||12||May 4, 2013||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC and lineal welterweight titles;
Won vacant The Ring welterweight title
|43||Win||43–0||Miguel Cotto||UD||12||May 5, 2012||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBA (Super) light middleweight title|
|42||Win||42–0||Victor Ortiz||KO||4 (12), 2:59||Sep 17, 2011||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained lineal welterweight title;
Won WBC welterweight title
|41||Win||41–0||Shane Mosley||UD||12||May 1, 2010||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won lineal welterweight title|
|40||Win||40–0||Juan Manuel Márquez||UD||12||Sep 19, 2009||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|39||Win||39–0||Ricky Hatton||TKO||10 (12), 1:35||Dec 8, 2007||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles|
|38||Win||38–0||Oscar De La Hoya||SD||12||May 5, 2007||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBC light middleweight title|
|37||Win||37–0||Carlos Baldomir||UD||12||Nov 4, 2006||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained IBO welterweight title;
Won WBC, IBA, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles
|36||Win||36–0||Zab Judah||UD||12||Apr 8, 2006||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won IBF and vacant IBO welterweight titles|
|35||Win||35–0||Sharmba Mitchell||TKO||6 (12), 2:06||Nov 19, 2005||Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon, U.S.|
|34||Win||34–0||Arturo Gatti||RTD||6 (12), 3:00||Jun 25, 2005||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.||Won WBC super lightweight title|
|33||Win||33–0||Henry Bruseles||TKO||8 (12), 2:55||Jan 22, 2005||American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|32||Win||32–0||DeMarcus Corley||UD||12||May 22, 2004||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|31||Win||31–0||Phillip N’dou||TKO||7 (12), 1:08||Nov 1, 2003||Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.||Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal lightweight titles|
|30||Win||30–0||Victoriano Sosa||UD||12||Apr 19, 2003||Selland Arena, Fresno, California, U.S.||Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal lightweight titles|
|29||Win||29–0||José Luis Castillo||UD||12||Dec 7, 2002||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal lightweight titles|
|28||Win||28–0||José Luis Castillo||UD||12||Apr 20, 2002||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBC, vacant The Ring and lineal lightweight titles|
|27||Win||27–0||Jesús Chávez||RTD||9 (12), 3:00||Nov 10, 2001||Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, U.S.||Retained WBC and lineal super featherweight titles|
|26||Win||26–0||Carlos Hernández||UD||12||May 26, 2001||Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.||Retained WBC and lineal super featherweight titles|
|25||Win||25–0||Diego Corrales||TKO||10 (12), 2:19||Jan 20, 2001||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC and lineal super featherweight titles|
|24||Win||24–0||Emanuel Augustus||TKO||9 (10), 1:06||Oct 21, 2000||Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|23||Win||23–0||Gregorio Vargas||UD||12||Mar 18, 2000||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC and lineal super featherweight titles|
|22||Win||22–0||Carlos Gerena||RTD||7 (12), 3:00||Sep 11, 1999||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC and lineal super featherweight titles|
|21||Win||21–0||Justin Juuko||KO||9 (12), 1:20||May 22, 1999||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC and lineal super featherweight titles|
|20||Win||20–0||Carlos Rios||UD||12||Feb 17, 1999||Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.||Retained WBC and lineal super featherweight titles|
|19||Win||19–0||Angel Manfredy||TKO||2 (12), 2:47||Dec 19, 1998||Miccosukee Resort and Gaming, Miami, Florida, U.S.||Retained WBC and lineal super featherweight titles|
|18||Win||18–0||Genaro Hernández||RTD||8 (12), 3:00||Oct 3, 1998||Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBC and lineal super featherweight titles|
|17||Win||17–0||Tony Pep||UD||10||Jun 14, 1998||Etess Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Gustavo Cuello||UD||10||Apr 18, 1998||Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Miguel Melo||TKO||3 (10), 2:30||Mar 23, 1998||Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S.|
|14||Win||14–0||Sam Girard||KO||2 (10), 2:47||Feb 28, 1998||Bally’s, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Hector Arroyo||TKO||5 (10), 1:21||Jan 9, 1998||Grand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Angelo Nuñez||TKO||3 (8), 2:42||Nov 20, 1997||Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Felipe Garcia||KO||6 (8), 2:56||Oct 14, 1997||Qwest Arena, Boise, Idaho, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Louie Leija||TKO||2 (10), 2:33||Sep 6, 1997||County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Jesús Chávez||TKO||5 (6), 2:02||Jul 12, 1997||Grand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Larry O’Shields||UD||6||Jun 14, 1997||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Tony Duran||TKO||1 (6), 1:12||May 9, 1997||The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Bobby Giepert||TKO||1 (6), 1:30||Apr 12, 1997||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Kino Rodriguez||TKO||1 (6), 1:44||Mar 12, 1997||DeltaPlex Arena, Walker, Michigan, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Edgar Ayala||TKO||2 (4), 1:39||Feb 1, 1997||Swiss Park Hall, Chula Vista, California, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Jerry Cooper||TKO||1 (4), 1:39||Jan 18, 1997||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Reggie Sanders||UD||4||Nov 30, 1996||Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Roberto Apodaca||TKO||2 (4), 0:37||Oct 11, 1996||Texas Station, North Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|