My favorite sport is boxing. Since childhood, I’ve loved everything about boxing. The sport helped me develop physically and mentally. My favorite boxer is – Floyd Mayweather. And this essay is on the topic – my favorite sportsperson.
Boxing is my favorite sport. And my favorite sportsperson is also a boxer – Floyd Mayweather. As of now, Floyd is retired. So, he is a former professional boxer, a very successful one! In this essay, I’ve covered topics such as – his early life and career, highlights of his career, his qualities, interesting facts and stories of his life/career and more.
Before dealing with Floyd, his life and his career, let us talk a bit about my love for boxing. Let me tell you how I was introduced to this sport and how I fell in love with it. As a kid, I used to play a variety of sports such as – football, basketball, soccer, boxing and tennis.
From a very young age, I excelled in sports. But boxing was my favorite sport and I used to focus on it. Boxing has helped me develop physically and mentally. It has helped me grow physically and develop that ‘warrior mentality’.
In order to thrive in this sport, one must be willing to sweat it out in the gym and the ring. Thanks to my passion for boxing, I used to spend a decent amount of time in the gym and the ring. This has helped me develop a healthy body. Besides that, I also follow a strict and disciplined life. In other words, boxing has turned me into a fit and disciplined man.
Another great thing about boxing is that it has taught me to be a responsible man. There is a saying that – With great power comes great responsibility. Yes, it is quite true! Boxing has made me a powerful man and now I realize I have responsibilities to take care of.
Okay, enough about my life and passion for boxing. Let us focus on Floyd Mayweather now. He is a former professional boxer. He is one of the most successful boxers of all time. His boxing record speaks a lot about his caliber, aptitude and ability. He is regarded as the best defensive boxer in history.
Let me list down some of the major titles won by him across various categories – WBC super featherweight champion (130 lbs), WBC lightweight champion (135 lbs), WBC super lightweight champion (140 lbs), IBF welterweight champion (147 lbs), WBC welterweight champion (147 lbs – twice), WBA super welterweight champion (147 lbs), WBO welterweight champion, WBC light middleweight champion (154 lbs – twice), WBA super light middleweight champion (154 lbs).
These are some of his major titles. Apart from these, he has also won many minor titles and honorary titles. Let us talk about his early life and career now.
Floyd Mayweather was born in Michigan, USA. Many of his family members are related to the sport. For example – his father is a former professional boxer. His uncles were also professional boxers. In short, since his childhood, little Floyd was surrounded by boxers.
This helped him develop a liking for the sport. Since childhood, little Floyd Mayweather wanted to become a boxer. His grandmother motivated him to pursue boxing seriously. During his tough childhood, Floyd was on the verge of taking up a job on many occasions. During those tough times, his grandmother would motivate him to continue boxing and cut out any other distraction.
His tough childhood forged him into a tough and strong man. With discipline and perseverance, Floyd made his way to the amateur boxing scene. From an early stage of his career, he developed a sound defensive technique.
Let us talk about his professional boxing career now. In his career, he has competed in multiple weight categories. Overall, he has had fifty fights. He has won each and every one of those fights. In twenty seven fights, he won by knockout. And in the remaining twenty three fights, victory was declared through decision.
His unbeaten record in professional career speaks volumes about his ability, caliber and determination. His solid defensive techniques, strength and stamina are largely responsible for his impressive career record. Apart from that, his ability to adapt is superb. During a fight, Floyd is capable of adapting to the needs of the fight. Depending upon the opponent’s style, he changes his game. His ability to adapt has allowed him to win some of the toughest fights of his career.
Conor McGregor, Manny Pacquiao, Marcos Maidana, Miguel Cotto, Voctor Ortiz, Canelo Alvarez – he has defeated many such boxing greats. Floy’s life is not devoid of controversies though. But I’d like to focus on his positive qualities. We are human beings. And human beings tend to make mistakes. Floyd Mayweather is no different though.
Apart from that, he also likes to flaunt his material wealth and lifestyle on social media. This too has earned him the ‘arrogant’ and ‘bad boy’ tags. But I feel like he is just enjoying his life to the fullest. And I’d like to focus on his good qualities.
For example, throughout his professional boxing career, Floyd was determined to stay undefeated. For achieving his goal, he used to follow a strict and disciplined life. He used to sweat it out in the gym and ring regularly. He remained disciplined, motivated and determined throughout his active career.
I believe in developing and maintaining these good qualities in my life too. These qualities will lay the foundation of a successful life. In short, one can learn a lot from Floyd Mayweather’s life. Yes, he has done bad things too and his life is not devoid of controversies. But if you put those negative things aside, his life teaches us the importance of hard work, perseverance, consistency, discipline and determination. His life teaches us that anyone can achieve great success in his/her life.