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Who is Floyd Mayweather’s Mother, Deborah Sinclair?

Published 05/08/2022, 2:30 PM EDT

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Floyd Mayweather is a living legend in the sport of boxing. After almost two decades in professional boxing, ‘Money’ is still undefeated. Even at the age of 45, he plans to make a return to the sport. The Mayweather family is not a mystery to the public eye. In fact, Roger Mayweather, uncle of Money, and father Mayweather Sr. were frequently seen with the champion.

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During the Canelo Alvarez vs. Floyd Mayweather promotion, Mayweather warmed everyone’s heart when he said the following: “Today, I will give you a crazy, crazy check, right Ma? You got the money. But what you got me is priceless, so even if I get you ten million, it still wouldn’t be enough.”


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But who is the mother of Floyd Mayweather? How has she helped Mayweather achieve his goals? On the occasion of Mothers’ Day, here is a look at Deborah Sinclair, mother of Money, the undefeated champion.

Why did Floyd Mayweather change his mother’s last name?

When Floyd Mayweather was born, he had the last name of his mother – Sinclair. The pound-for-pound king carried the name Floyd Joy Sinclair. However, Mayweather took up boxing, and to continue his journey in the sport, he changed his last name to that of his father’s.

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In boxing, Mayweather has had a glorious journey and is still going on. With over fifty victories and zero losses, he is indeed an inspiration to many.


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What was Floyd Mayweather’s mother’s early life like?

Floyd Mayweather and his family had to deal with poverty early in their life. Reportedly, Deborah Sinclair was a substance addict, and her husband, Mayweather Sr. regularly punished little Mayweather Jr. Deborah Sinclair, along with her family, was a daily witness to violence, poverty, and hardships.

Has Mayweather’s mother been a contribution to his boxing career?

Deborah Sinclair has always been supportive of Floyd Mayweather’s boxing career. However, it is his father who has contributed the most to shaping him as an athlete. Although Mayweather Sr. initially trained young Floyd, they shared a complicated relationship.

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“My father would beat me for anything I did, even if I hadn’t done anything. I used to pray for the day I could become an adult and get away from it. I got tired of getting beat,” Mayweather once expressed.


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However, it is undeniable what Mayweather has achieved because of his and his family’s hard work.

How was Mayweather’s and his mother’s relationship?

Mayweather has had a far better relationship with his mother than his father. She has thoroughly supported ‘Money’ in his career and the path he chose. Often, Mayweather has expressed his sincere love for his mother in public.


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Written by:

Samrat Sardar


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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports and is currently a final year undergraduate student of English literature. A passionate content creator, he has been writing since his high school days, and possesses work experience as a commercial writer for companies such as WordsKraft among others. Samrat believes he fell in love with boxing the day he watched Vasiliy Lomachenko share the ring with Guillermo Rigondeaux.
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Paras Pande