Feature | Jan 13 2017

The Floyd Mayweather story

From amateur starlet to the greatest fighter in a generation; Boxing News recounts the rags to riches story of Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather
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FLOYD MAYWEATHER JNR was born on February 24, 1977 into the murky underbelly of the sport he now presides over.

His uncles Jeff and Roger Mayweather (the latter would later become world champion) were boxers while his father, Floyd Snr, was a capable fighter operating on the fringes of world class, and the law.