The first thing I questioned when I saw Floyd Mayweather was his height. I wanted to know how tall he really is. Fast forward to today, now I’m a huge fan the TMT aka The Money Team and everything that Floyd Mayweather has to offer. He’s a superstar in the ring, a solid businessman and an all-around badass in my humble opinion. He reminds me of the character that the ripped Mark Wahlberg played in The Fighter, but wealthier and more successful! I’m covering everything I can about him here today, including his height, accomplishments, and so much more. Keep reading to learn more about one of the best boxers of all-time.
Floyd Mayweather Facts (Including Height Stats)
Born Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. on February 24th, 1977, the boxer we know as simply Floyd Mayweather has always been a bit shorter than his peers. At only 5’8″, he’s actually the 8th shortest boxer to have ever fought professionally
Mayweather comes from a tumultuous household, which he credits with giving him his intense work ethic. When Floyd was just one year old, his father Floyd Sr. was involved in a drug deal gone bad in which he used his infant son as a human shield to avoid being shot and killed.
Things didn’t exactly improve after this, as the young Mayweather watched his father come in and out of jail while his mother struggled with her own subsequent drug issues. In a few interviews, Floyd has mentioned how when he would come home from school there would often be used heroin needles scattered in the front yard. Often the power would be out for more than a week at a time, as the 7-member family hadn’t the money to restore it.
His Father Did Time In jail
Floyd came from a family of boxers, so it’s no surprise that he also excelled in the sport. In particular his uncle, Roger Mayweather, successfully won and kept the title of World Featherweight both in the 1980s and 1990s. Floyd Jr. started training at age 7 and was participating in junior tournaments by the time he was 10, winning several local championships.
Surprisingly, his father Floyd Sr. wasn’t content to let his son navigate these waters alone, and would often call his son from jail when he would hear about Floyd partying and skipping workout sessions. Floyd Sr. made it clear to his son that training and boxing weren’t just hobbies, but rather a way to avoid ending up with a similar criminal fate. While their relationship has continued to be strained throughout his adult life, Floyd Mayweather Jr. claims that his father’s’ efforts weren’t in vain.
At 22, Floyd Mayweather started boxing in professional matches after winning three national Golden Gloves championships, as well as clinching the bronze in the 1996 Summer Olympics. He quickly earned a reputation for himself by winning all but one of his 16 fights that year.
In 1998, Floyd won his first international title in the form of the WBC Super Featherweight Championship. This seemed to only further fuel the boxing phenom, as he slowly moved up weight classes in the WBC, eventually attaining championships in four different boxing organizations.
By the early 2000s, Floyd had cemented himself as one of the highest paid athletes in the world, even earning a record 60 million dollars in 2010. Unfortunately, his personal life began to spill over during this period, and in 2002 he landed himself in jail for battery charges.
In more recent years it seems that Floyd is still struggling with his issues with violence. However, this doesn’t seem to have hurt his athletic career. Even after being sentenced to 90 days in jail for domestic abuse and harassment charges in 2011, Floyd went on to beat Victor Ortiz later that year in a highly televised pay per view match.
Outside of the more violent sides of Floyd’s life, he’s been an outspoken advocate for people living with AIDS. This was in no small part motivated by his aunt’s premature death from the disease while Floyd was still young.
While Floyd chooses to advocate for certain causes, Mayweather is famously against charitable giving. He claims that he works for his money, so it should be spent on his family and himself. When asked why he hasn’t donated to any African causes given that his net worth is estimated to be around $170 million, Floyd was quoted as saying “What’s Africa given my family or me? It goes both ways, you know.”
Strip Club In Vegas
I’d like to end this review by mentioning that Money Mayweather owns a strip club in Las Vegas, NV where he likely makes it rain in the Girl Collection club on a regular basis. After beating Conor McGregor in his last fight, he made it rain $100,000 for a week straight. Straight ballin’ no doubt about that!
Floyd Mayweather was recently charged with promoting a cryptocurrency initial coin offering (ICO) without disclosing that he was paid to promote and encourage people to purchase the crypto coins. The SEC charged both Mayweather and DJ Khaled with promoting without disclosure and they’re not to promote any coins or ICOs for a period of two to three years. You can read about this recent news in the link located below.
Circling back to Money Mayweather’s height, he’s only 5’8″ and most boxers in his weight class are short, but the good news is that they can all take height enhancement pills or they can simply go ahead and give this one a try which is the #1 growth pill on the market.
Lastly, here’s a video of Floyd and Connor McGregor fighting in the ring. He had many other fights, but this one is perhaps the most widely known of them all.