Floyd Mayweather Jr. is one of the most heavily-scrutinized fighters in the history of boxing. He certainly keeps himself in the spotlight by constantly making outrageous statements both via the media as well as his own social network, and despite a very defensive style has managed to go 45-0-0 as a professional fighter.
Tomorrow night, he’ll be taking on Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a bid for win No. 46, but quickly that is becoming just a small part of the story. In the last week alone, Mayweather has announced his intention to try to buy the Clippers and also gotten himself in some hot water with a controversial (and quickly deleted) Facebook post regarding his ex-fiance.
Whether you love him or loathe him, though, the man known as “Money” has a talent for getting a reaction out of people. Such a polarizing athlete comes around only once in a generation, and his intriguing path to an undefeated career explains a lot about how he acts today.
So, let’s take a look at this legendary fighter’s history as we seek to answer the question: Floyd Mayweather Jr.: King or King Douche?
Written by Doug Sibor (@dcsibor)