DeGeneres, Bryant booked for 'Lopez' show

DeGeneres, Bryant booked for 'Lopez' show

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Ellen DeGeneres, Eva Longoria Parker and Kobe Bryant have been booked for the premiere of George Lopez's new U.S. chat show, TBS said Tuesday.

Shooting linked to Mayweather associate

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- An uninjured man claiming to be a target in a shooting in Las Vegas alleges boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. threatened him shortly beforehand.

Mayweather's uncle jailed on battery rap

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The uncle of champion U.S. boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., is facing coercion and battery charges, documents indicate.
Mayweather injury postpones Marquez fight

Mayweather injury postpones Marquez fight

LOS ANGELES, June 14 (UPI) -- A rib injury has forced Floyd Mayweather Jr. to postpone his July 18 comeback fight against Juan Manuel Marquez, Golden Boy Promotions announced Sunday.

Teen boxes online with Mayweather

BELVEDERE, England, April 20 (UPI) -- A British teenager playing an online PlayStation 3 boxing game said he was shocked when his opponent turned out to be real-life boxing great Floyd Mayweather.
Mayweather heisted for $7 million

Mayweather heisted for $7 million

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Boxer Floyd Mayweather is offering a reward for recovery of an estimated $7 million in jewelry taken from his Las Vegas estate.

Mayweather announces retirement

LAS VEGAS, June 6 (UPI) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr., the WBC unbeaten welterweight champion, announced his retirement from boxing Friday.

Mayweather TK0s Hatton in 10th round

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Floyd Mayweather retained his WBC welterweight title by besting Ricky Hatton with a technical knockout at 1:35 in a 10-round fight in Las Vegas.

'Dancing' star competitors announced

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A Las Vegas icon, a Spice Girl and an Indy 500 champ are among the celebrity competitors waltzing, two-stepping and cha-cha-ing on "Dancing With The Stars."

HBO chairman booked for assault

LAS VEGAS, May 7 (UPI) -- Home Box Office chief Chris Albrecht faces charges he assaulted his girlfriend in Las Vegas.

Mayweather beats De La Hoya

LAS VEGAS, May 5 (UPI) -- WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. Saturday night beat Oscar De La Hoya in a 12-round split decision in Las Vegas.

De La Hoya, Mayweather fight Saturday

LAS VEGAS, May 4 (UPI) -- A record revenue figure is likely when Oscar De La Hoya meets Floyd Mayweather Jr. for boxing's WBC junior middleweight title.

Former welterweight champ arrested

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- Former welterweight champion Zab Judah was arrested on a Family Court warrant after a celebrity basketball game in New York.

Roger Mayweather fined, suspended

LAS VEGAS, April 14 (UPI) -- The Nevada State Athletic Commission has fined Roger Mayweather for his part in a brawl during his nephew's IBF welter-weight title fight last Saturday.

Mayweather retains WBC lightweight title

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. dominated South Africa's Phillip N'Dou Saturday night before recording a seventh-round TKO to retain his WBC lightweight championship.
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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)

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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