Floyd Mayweather Jr. is an inspiring rags-to-riches story that has seen him become the undisputed champion of professional boxing. The Las Vegas resident is a five-division world champion, having won eight world titles and the lineal championship in three different weight classes – an unprecedented feat. He’s been named two-time Ring magazine Fighter of the Year, has won the Boxing Writer’s Association of America Fighter of the Year and the Best Fighter ESPY award five times.
What often goes unnoticed about Mayweather’s success though is his difficult childhood. Growing up with a father who was in and out of prison for drug trafficking and a mother who suffered from addiction, he was raised largely by his grandmother who encouraged him to pursue his dreams. With her blessing he dropped out of high school to focus on boxing, seeing it as a way to make money that he could use to support his mother. His uncle also took over training duties when his father went to jail.
Mayweather’s meteoric rise to fame saw him build himself up from humble beginnings into one of the wealthiest athletes in history, living in luxury with everything he could need or want at his fingertips. However he has not been without controversy, including being arrested for domestic abuse in 2012 which resulted in an 87 day sentence he served behind bars.
This remarkable journey is captured perfectly in the documentary film Legendary Nights: The Tale Of Floyd Mayweather Jr., which takes viewers through some of Mayweather’s most memorable fights as well as through his personal struggles off the ring. With exclusive interviews including family members and boxing legends like Oscar De La Hoya, viewers are sure to be inspired by this incredible story of resilience and determination – so don’t miss your chance to watch it!