Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is an American professional boxer, undefeated as a professional and is a five-division world champion, having won eleven world titles and the lineal championship in 4 different weight classes. Mayweather is a two-time Ring magazine Fighter of the Year (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.
Mayweather was born into a family of boxers. His father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., was a former welterweight contender. His uncles (Jeff Mayweather and Roger Mayweather) were professional boxers, with Roger – Floyd's former trainer – winning two world championships. His mother was addicted to drugs, and he had an aunt who died from AIDS because of her drug use.
On September 9, 2014, Mayweather announced he will retire in 2015.