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Former boxer Oscar De La Hoya going to rehab

Former boxer Oscar De La Hoya going to rehab

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Former boxer Oscar De La Hoya said he's missing what's billed as the biggest fight of the year because he's checking himself into rehab for substance abuse.

Manny Pacquiao's promoter says boxer may never fight in U.S. again

LOS ANGELES, June 1 (UPI) -- Manny Pacquiao's promoter says the champion Filipino boxer may never fight in the United States again, citing tax reasons.

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Boxer Guerrero arrested on gun charge

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- Boxer Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero was arrested in New York on gun possession charges after attempting to board a plane to Las Vegas with a handgun, police said.

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Pistorius says he thought he shot intruder … Shalala urges NCAA to end UM investigation … Mayweather sets WBC title bout on Showtime … Azarenka withdraws from Dubai championship … Sports news from United Press International.
Mayweather sets WBC title bout on Showtime

Mayweather sets WBC title bout on Showtime

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced Tuesday he will defend his WBC welterweight title against Robert Guerrero in Las Vegas in May.
Mayweather released from jail

Mayweather released from jail

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was released from jail Friday after serving two months in a Nevada jail following a conviction on a domestic violence charge.
Mayweather, Pacquiao top Forbes Sports 100

Mayweather, Pacquiao top Forbes Sports 100

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao topped the earnings list over the last year for sports stars, Forbes magazine said.
Floyd Mayweather seeks to serve house arrest

Floyd Mayweather seeks to serve house arrest

LAS VEGAS, June 12 (UPI) -- Lawyers for boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. filed an emergency motion to serve the rest of his three-month jail sentence under house arrest.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. begins jail sentence

Floyd Mayweather Jr. begins jail sentence

LAS VEGAS, June 1 (UPI) -- World champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. turned himself in Friday to begin an 87-day stay in a Las Vegas jail.
Mayweather faces boxing license scrutiny

Mayweather faces boxing license scrutiny

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Nevada boxing officials say they want to meet with Floyd Mayweather about his license before he enters the ring this spring.

Mayweather draws 90-day jail sentence

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. must serve 90 days jail for a domestic assault and an altercation with a security guard, a Las Vegas judge ruled Wednesday.
Mayweather accepts plea deal on assaults

Mayweather accepts plea deal on assaults

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has accepted plea deals in a domestic violence case and an assault on a security guard, Nevada authorities said Tuesday.
Mayweather ordered to do community service

Mayweather ordered to do community service

COLUMBIA, S.C., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. must perform 40 hours of community service for not providing a deposition in a lawsuit, a judge in South Carolina ordered.
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Floyd Mayweather
The return to boxing of six-time champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. of Las Vegas (L) was announced on May 2, 2009 in Las Vegas. Mayweather will go up against the number one rated five-time world champion Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez of Mexico in a fight to be held on July 18, 2009 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)
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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (born Floyd Sinclair; February 24, 1977), is an American professional boxer. He is a five-division world champion, where he has won ten world titles, including the lineal championship in two different weight classes. He is a two-time The Ring "Fighter of the Year" winning the award in 1998 and 2007, and also Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) "Fighter of the Year" in 2007. He is undefeated as a professional boxer.

Currently, Mayweather is the WBC Emeritus World Super Welterweight Champion. He was formerly rated as the "number one" pound-for-pound best boxer in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites, including The Ring, BoxRec.com, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, BBC Sports and Yahoo! Sports but was removed from the rankings due to retirement and currently due to inactivity.

Fitted with boxing gloves while he was still a toddler, Floyd Mayweather started boxing at the age of seven, and his acumen for the hardest game was obvious from the start. Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mayweather was born into a boxing family. His father, Floyd Mayweather Sr. was a former welterweight contender who fought Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard, and his uncles, Roger Mayweather and Jeff Mayweather, were also pro fighters, with Roger – Floyd’s current trainer – winning two world championships. Mayweather was born with his mother's last name, but his last name would change to Mayweather shortly thereafter. Aged 16, Mayweather went to live with his grandmother, after his father was sent to federal prison for smuggling drugs.

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