No other boxer made more money than Floyd Mayweather in boxing history. 21 years of professional competitions brought in “The Loneliness to Beat” for a total of $ 615 million.
After a strange duel with Conor Mcgregor next Sunday, the American boxer promises to earn hundreds of millions more.
The rich and magnificent Las Vegas will be the place to witness the final moves of Floyd Mayweather on the ring. It is also a place where 40-year-old punchers travel every weekend to spend money up to tens of thousands of USD.
However, few people know that, from Las Vegas to the east more than 2,500 km, the Grand Rapids slum, filled with violence and guns, is the only place to nurture the childhood of “Lonely and defeated”.
It was on January 21, 1979, the moment Floyd Mayweather’s uncle, Mr. Baboon, rushed into a small house in Michigan City with a shotgun in hand. Contradictions from a few weeks ago with the father of “Solitary defeat” has made this man lose his mind. Before the imminent death, Mr. Mayweather Sr quickly took his little son as a shield.
Mayweather’s father-in-law’s life was preserved, but the gunshot wound caused Mayweather Sr’s boxing career to a standstill.
With limited mobility, the fist once had a chance to fight with the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard who could not reach the desired height. The income is increasingly limited. The seven Mayweather people share a dark and damp bedroom.
Mayweather Sr’s 1979 action could be considered selfish. But in the end, he was a good father. Not only transmitting passion and directly teaching boxing to her son, Mayweather Sr also helps “Lonely and beaten” to avoid the evils present.
Having an opium-addicted mother and aunt passing away because abuse of this substance is not easy. Even so, Mayweather, at the age of one, forged a surprising composure.
Realizing that life had to take place in the ring, the young Mayweather went to the famous centers of Tawsi and Pride Gyms to practice.
In a difficult situation, Mayweather filled the empty stomach with determination. Bruce Kielty, the owner of the gym at that time, recalled the image of a 10-year-old boy standing on a box to perform a sandbag punching exercise.