Undefeated: How Floyd Mayweather Has Triumphed Both In and Outside of the Ring

When we think about boxing, it is next to impossible for our minds not to wander to an image of Floyd Mayweather Jr. standing in the centre of the ring, his arm raised in yet another victorious display. He entered the ring on 50 separate occasions in order to take part in a professional boxing bout, and on each and every occasion, it ended in this exact way. When it comes to who many consider the best fighter of all time, it may be of interest to learn why his name also brings up thoughts of the online trading platforms. So, without further ado, let's take a closer look at the life and times of Floyd Mayweather Jr.!

A Career Covered in Glory

It is a professional career that spanned over 20 years, his first fight taking place On October 11th, 1996, knocking out fellow newcomer Roberto Apodaca in Round 2. His last fight was an extraordinary event on August 26th, 2017 that saw UFC star Conor McGregor move into boxing to take on the world's greatest defensive fighter. For an MMA star making his professional boxing début, the Irishman's display was more than admirable, but it could only ever end one way.

The 2017 fight appears to be Mayweather's last in a professional context, and so it was fitting that the man nicknamed Floyd 'Money' Mayweather brought his career to a close in a fight that was promoted as 'The Money Fight'. The spectacular event brought fans of MMA into the boxing world and for many, it was the first time they got to see Mayweather in action, many of whom have become avid fans since.

For a fighter who remained undefeated, winning 15 major world titles along the way – including victories against Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez, Saul Alvarez, Arturo Gatti and Diego Corrales – many would be forgiven for thinking that Mayweather had achieved all he could ever need to in life. However, whatever it was that drove him to become the greatest boxer of all time is now also driving him outside of the ring. If you can't think of boxing without thinking of Floyd, the same could be said to be true for not being able to think about Mayweather without thinking about money.

The Business Man

Mayweather's form inside the ring has more than translated into the world of real estate. While it is estimated Mayweather made approximately $1 billion directly from his boxing career, he has now set the same target when it comes to investments. According to the man himself, he owns a staggering nine skyscrapers that make up part of New York City's world famous skyline. Furthermore, he owns three large mansions in Miami, Las Vegas and in Los Angeles.

In addition to his real estate portfolio, he owns a number of businesses, including TMT Racing, a roller skate park called Skate Rock City in Las Vegas, and Mayweather Promotions. As good as Money Mayweather is inside the ring, he performs just as well when it comes to the world of investments. While he does like to keep his cards close to his chest, Mayweather has spoken about his fondness of investing in stocks and trading on a number of occasions.

If there is one thing we can be sure of, the legacy of Mayweather, which may still have another twist or turn to come, is likely to be as much about his contests in the ring as it will be about his investments outside of it. So even if it is only an exhibition, be sure to take notice and appreciate one of the greatest of all time while he is still putting on a show.

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