“To all the young sportspeople out there who want to listen, if you have a goal that you really want to accomplish, never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. That’s what happened to me, they told me that I was only going to be able to go so far, but nothing could stop me. Once I had the goal embedded in my mind, once I got focused and believed in myself no one in the world could stop me. Believe in yourself. If you believe you can do it, you will!”
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is an American professional boxer currently undefeated as a professional and is a five-division world champion, having won ten world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes.
Mayweather is a two-time Ring magazine Fighter of the Year (winning the award in 1998 and 2007); he also won the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) Fighter of the Year award in 2007 and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Mayweather is the WBC, WBA and Ring welterweight champion, and the WBC Super, WBA, and Ring junior middle weight champion. He is also rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by many sporting news and boxing websites, including Ring, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, BoxRec, Fox Sports, and Yahoo! Sports.
Mayweather topped the Forbes and Sports Illustrated lists of the 50 highest-paid athletes of 2012 and 2013, and the Forbes list again in 2014, listing Mayweather as the highest paid athlete in the world.
Pound for pound, Mayweather is the best boxer in the world!