Floyd Mayweather Jr Essay

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.|
By: Jose Mendoza|
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is an American Professional boxer. Born on February 24, 1977 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His nicknames in the ring are “Pretty boy” because early in his career for his unmarked face and “Money” for being one of the highest-paid athletes. He is a five-division world champion (has won world titles in at least five different weight classes), who has won eight world titles and the Lineal championship in three different weight classes. Mayweather is a two-time Ring Fighter of the Year (winning the award in 1998 and 2007); he also won the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) Fighter of the Year award in 2007 and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012. At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Mayweather won a bronze medal by reaching the semi-finals of the featherweight division. Not to mention he is undefeated as a professional boxer with his record at 43 wins, 26 by knockout. He is rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by many sporting news and boxing websites, including Sports Illustrated, ESPN, BoxRec, Fox Sports, and Yahoo! Sports. In 2010 he was the third highest-paid American athlete, with income of more than $60 million for the year. Mayweather topped the Forbes and Sports Illustrated lists of the 50 highest-paid athletes of 2012. With all the money Mayweather has obtained during the years, he is kind enough to give back to the community. Foresight, generosity and a desire to help underprivileged youth in Las Vegas, Nevada prompted boxing champion Floyd Mayweather to establish the foundation that today bears his name, The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation (FMJF). In 2007, Floyd decided to put to use his star power by founding FMJF, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empower and promote the social development and advancement of struggling adults and adolescents. One program called Fight 4 Your...
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