Mayweather was born with his mother's last name, but his last name would change to Mayweather shortly thereafter Mayweather attended Ottawa Hills High School before he dropped out.Boxing has been a part of Mayweather's life since his childhood and he never seriously considered any other profession.
Mayweather has generated approximately $1,311,000,000 in pay-per-view revenue and 19,530,000 in pay-per-view buys throughout his career, surpassing the likes of former top pay-per-view attractions Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Oscar De La Hoya, and Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on February 24, 1977, into a family of boxers.
His father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., was a former welterweight contender who fought Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard.
His uncles (Jeff Mayweather and Roger Mayweather) were professional boxers, with Roger – Floyd's former trainer – winning two world championships, fought Hall of Famers Julio César Chávez, Pernell Whitaker and Kostya Tszyu.
"When people see what I have now, they have no idea of where I came from and how I didn't have anything growing up." It was not uncommon for young Mayweather to come home from school and find used heroin needles in his front yard.
His mother was addicted to drugs, and he had an aunt who died from AIDS because of her drug use.
"People don't know the hell I've been through," he says.
(born Floyd Joy Sinclair; February 24, 1977) is an American former professional boxer and current boxing promoter.
Widely considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time, undefeated as a professional, and a five-division world champion, Mayweather won twelve world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes (twice at welterweight).