Forget Reading! Can Floyd Mayweather Dance?

Published 03/05/2021, 10:10 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 12: Floyd Mayweather Jr. walks in the ring during his WBC/WBA welterweight title fight against Andre Berto at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather is certainly the best pugilist of the modern era. With his sheer brilliance, ‘Pretty Boy’ stayed on top of his game for over two decades. 50 men tried, but no one could ever break Mayweather’s style. Moreover, he retired with a staggering resume, inspiring a generation of young boxers.

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However, not a lot of combat sports fans know Mayweather is an astonishing dancer too. ‘Money’ has always remained a fan of art. Apart from boxing, Mayweather has enjoyed dance, rapping, music, and more.

This is predominantly why his house parties are always filled with several artists from the entertainment industry. Because the latter always enjoys his time with celebrities who brought something pertaining to his interest to the table.

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TOKYO, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 05: Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the press conference to announce the match on December 31 at Roppongi Hills club on November 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)

Even inside the ring, Mayweather showcased his love for hip-hop and break danced quite frequently. Often he used to play with his fellow opponents, making groovy moves.

Mayweather retired from the sport professionally in 2017. But until today, he keeps sharing his love for dance and art through his social handles.

In fact, in 2017, in a face-off with the ‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor, ‘Money’ showcased a snippet of his dancing skills on the stage, leaving his fans staggered.

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Floyd Mayweather appeared on Dancing With The Stars

The undefeated boxer took part in season 5 of the renowned dance show, Dancing with the Stars in 2007. He got partnered with Karina Smirnoff to learn a completely distinct style of dancing. His first performance in that show was on Cha Cha Cha/The Way You Move song.

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‘Pretty Boy’ couldn’t continue his momentum in the show like his boxing stint as he got eliminated after four performances.

Despite getting vanquished from the show, Mayweather seemed extremely happy with the experience he earned. He thanked everyone while leaving, including his partner who taught him a unique style.

Mayweather is a champion and takes every learning in his stride. He didn’t bother about the naysayers, but danced his heart out in this show. It seems Mayweather likes cosmic challenges, and whenever he sees one, he unquestionably jumps on it.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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