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Floyd Mayweather

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Logan Harless

on 22 March 2013

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Floyd Mayweather http://www.biography.com/people/floyd-mayweather-507718 Early life Floyd Mayweather Jr. was born February 24, 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He grew up around boxing because it was in his family. His father, Floyd Sr., was a welterweight contender, and his uncle Jeff Mayweather is a former IBO super featherweight champion. he has another uncle named Roger Mayweather, who is a former WBC super-lightweight champion. Floyd started boxing soon after he started walking. His father would take him to the gym so that he could punch the speed bags. By the time he was 7 years old he was fitted for his first pair of boxing gloves. As a child, his family life was not the best. In 1978, elder Mayweather was shot while holding his son. He was shot in the leg over a dispute with the brother of a girlfriend. In 1993 the elder Mayweather was sentenced to prison on cocaine trafficking charges. Mayweather's mother has also dealt with substance abuse issues. Career Works Cited "Floyd Mayweather ." . A+E Television Networks, LLC, n.d. Web. 20 Mar 2013. <http://www.biography.com/people/floyd-mayweather-507718>. Floyd earned the nickname "Pretty Boy" early in his career due to his unmarked face. His face showed no signs of being beat up.
While he was an amateur he won the National Golden Gloves in 1993, 1994 and 1996. Also in 1996, he participated in the Olympics.
Floyd was expected to get gold but instead came out with a bronze medal in the featherweight class. after the olympics he became a professional. All in all, he had a very successful amateur career but his professional career was even more successful. Within his firts two years of being a professional he had already captured the WBC junior lightweight title. In the following years he moved up in weight class four times. He took home Ring magazine and WBC lightweight titles in 2001, the WBC super lightweight title in 2005, and Ring magazine and WBC welterweight titles in 2006. In 2007 he defeated Oscar De La Hoya for the WBC super welterweight crown. At this point Floyd was making very large sums of money from his fights. By 2010 he was the third highest-paid American athlete, with income of more than $60 million that year. Floyd has not had any fights as of recently and is likely to retire soon. Family Floyd is the father of 4 children. Two sons and two daughters. one child not pictured http://bleacherreport.com/articles/428393-10-reasons-floyd-mayweather-doesnt-want-to-fight-manny-pacquiao Historical Period The 1990's are considered the electronic age. The World Wide Web was created in 1992, changing the way we communicate (email), spend our money (online gambling, stores). By the year 2000, about 51% of American households had a computer. Also, the cell phone became very popular during this time period.
There were many military conflicts during this time period. In the 1990's the United States played the role of world policeman. In 1991 the Persian Gulf War started. The U.S. leads a coalition of 32 countries to drive Iraq out of Kuwait, which it had invaded. In 1992, during the Bosnian civil war, the U.S. launches air strikes on Bosnia to prevent ethnic cleansing. "Infoplease." . Pearson Education, n.d. Web. 22 Mar 2013. <http://www.infoplease.com/timelines/americainworld.html>. Politicization Floyd Mayweather did not have any fights where
he involved politics. He hasn't made any political
statements about any of his opponents and he hasn't
used his position as a great boxer to express his political
beliefs. Fair Wages Boxers salaries vary widely from person to person. Boxers should not get paid for training. They only get paid for the actual boxing matches. Theoretically, the better at boxing that the athlete is the more money he will get paid. This is because the more people that show up to the person's event or that buy the event on pay-per-view, the more money the athelete makes. Also some boxers make money off of selling merchandise.
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