Boxing’s pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 24, 1977. He is 38 years old.
Despite still being in top physical shape and dismantling all past and recent opposition, Mayweather, who will be facing Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) on May 2, is expected to retire from boxing in the next couple of years and dedicate himself to the business end of the sport.
Professional boxers have succeeded in the sport well into their 40’s. A 45-year-old George Foreman won the world heavyweight championship by beating Michael Moorer in 1994. Bernard Hopkins became the oldest world champion in boxing history at the age 48 by outpointing IBF champ Tavoris Cloud.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was born into boxing family. His father Floyd Sr. and uncles Roger and Jeff were top-ranked professional pugilist.
Floyd Jr. won a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and went on to turn professional in 1996. The 11-time world champion holds an unblemished record of 47 wins, 26 of which came by way of knockout.
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2 will broadcast live by SHOWTIME PPV and HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT.
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