Relive Floyd Mayweather’s Childhood, in Pictures

Published 05/17/2021, 4:48 AM EDT
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)


Floyd Mayweather, who has achieved it all in the boxing world, is regarded as one of the best boxers of all time. However, Mayweather could have become someone else, if not for his poverty-driven childhood.

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Ending his school midway, Mayweather, who wanted to put food on the table, became a professional boxer at 19. Little did he know that one day it would turn him into one of the richest athletes in the world. On February 24, 1977, was born to Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Deborah Sinclair.

Mayweather’s father was a boxing trainer and a prime reason behind his entry into the sport. While most children get to cuddle up and go to school, Mayweather was a born fighter.

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Floyd Mayweather and his childhood phase

Despite being a boxer, Mayweather’s face was free of scars. Hence, he earned the nickname ‘Pretty Boy’ in the initial stage of his career. This was due to the defensive technique imbibed in him when he was a child. The good-looking young kid was lovable to the whole fight community. He boxed with defensive responsibility and offensive intent. Here’s a look at a few pictures of Floyd Mayweather as a kid.

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After becoming a professional pugilist, Mayweather never had to turn back to his old life. The 44-year-old only embraced success, money, and glory, amassing a record of 50-0 as a pro boxer. Meanwhile, he appeared in some of the biggest PPVs of the decade and became an absolute cash cow of the sport.

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While Mayweather has seen it all in boxing, he retired as a professional in 2017. However, his eye for a lucrative deal, and his love for boxing, drew him back to the ring.

Even in 2021, ‘Money’, who is still active in the sport, commands attention like never before. So, it’s safe to state that the young kid from Michigan grew up to be a household name.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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