Was Floyd Mayweather’s Mother, Deborah Sinclair, a Boxer?

Published 06/04/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on as he takes on Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather might have lived a fairy-life life with fame, power, success, and money all around. However, his childhood was far from being close to what he is today. ‘Pretty Boy’ Floyd made his boxing debut at 19 with his father in his corner. However, Mayweather’s mother has had a huge part in the journey.

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While the boxing world is aware of Mayweather’s father, Floyd Mayweather Sr, not much is known about his mother, Deborah Sinclair. Although the media spotted her in a few of Mayweather’s big fights, fans do not have much on her life.

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Mrs. Sinclair had a tough life, and a difficult relationship with Mayweather Sr. It also put some effect in Jr’s childhood, but ‘Money May’ rose stronger from those setbacks. Aged 44, he is a multi-millionaire boxer with a clean 50-0 record and five-division championship wins. However, the family appears to be his first priority.

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Floyd Mayweather and mother Deborah Sinclair

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was born on February 24, 1977, in Michigan, USA. His father was a boxer and passed on the genes to the future star. But Mayweather’s mother Deborah Sinclair was struggling with drug addiction, per Bleacher report.

LAS VEGAS – MAY 01: (L-R) Floyd Mayweather, Sr. and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. attend the official Mayweather afterparty at Studio 54 at MGM Grand on May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

It wasn’t an easy phase for the family. The drug addiction also put a huge laceration on Mayweather Sr. and Deborah Sinclair’s marital status. Things became so vile that Sinclair’s brother tried to kill Sr. but little Floyd Mayweather Jr. saved his fathers’ life.

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In a violent altercation, Mayweather Sr. was on gunpoint by Deborah Sinclair’s brother when Jr was in his arms. While Sinclair was constantly trying to take away his son, Mayweather Sr. didn’t let her do that. So, the young Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his father could walk away safely.

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The multi-millionaire boxer has a courteous relationship with his mother. Mayweather publicly handed her a million-dollar check in 2013, during his fight week with Canelo Alvarez.

ES News posted the clip seven years back and fans continue to cherish the moment. Hence the scratchy relationship has come up to a beautiful stage. No wonder Floyd Mayweather has been successful, both inside and outside the ring.

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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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