For much of the past decade, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., has been the best boxer in the world. This, anyway, has been the judgment of many experts, including the expert known as Floyd Mayweather, Jr., whose sport provides him with plenty of opportunities to demonstrate his supremacy but no clear way to prove it. He won his first championship belt in 1998, when he was twenty-one, and he has accumulated many more since. But so what? Boxing has countless champions, yet no central authority, and therefore no neutral party to rank the trophies that fighters are awarded by miscellaneous organizations, associations, and federations. Matches are negotiated and scheduled by the boxers and their representatives, which means that the sport has nothing resembling a season or a post-season. Boxing, rather like life, is just one damn fight after another.
Floyd Joy Mayweather, Jr. (born Floyd Joy Sinclair; February 24, 1977) is a retired American professional boxer, widely recognized as the best boxer of his generation and amongst the greatest fighters of all time.He is undefeated as a professional and is a five-division world champion, having won twelve world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes. Mayweather is a two-time Ring magazine Fighter of the Year (winning the award in 1998 and 2007); he also won the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) Fighter of the Year award in 2007, 2013 and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014.Mayweather was honored with “The Best Ever Award” by Spike TV in 2015.Boxrec currently rates Mayweather as the 7th greatest pound for pound fighter of all time, and the greatest pound for pound welterweight of all time.