Some trivia on the boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr

Jun 21, 2012, 08:26 IST | Special Features

Floyd Mayweather Jr has replaced Tiger Woods as the richest paid athlete for the year 2012

According to an international magazine, Mayweather has collected a total of USD 85 million from his fights with Victor Ortiz in September and Miguel Cotto in May. CS brings you some more trivia on the boxer:

>> Mayweather was born in Grand Rapids, Mich in a family of boxers.

>> He was given the nickname ‘Pretty Boy’ by his amateur teammates because he had relatively few scars.

>> His first professional bout was on October 11, 1996 against Roberto Apodaca. Rober to was knocked out in the second round.

>> Mayweather appeared on the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars. His partner was the famous Ukrainian American born professional ballroom dancer Karina Smirnoff.

>> He is a two-time The Ring ‘Fighter of the Year,’ winning the award in 1998 and 2007 and also won the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) ‘Fighter of the Year’ award in 2007.

>> On June 1, 2012 Mayweather was jailed for domestic violence. 

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