The number one boxer of our time – or as he says -T.B.E. (The Best Ever) – Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped by today to talk to Howard about the life of a fighter.
Floyd revealed that his mother was a functional crack-addict and his dad was a boxer, who made Floyd train and fight from an early age. By ten years old, Floyd was chopping wood and jogging in combat boots. Floyd claimed his dad beat him with belts and extension cords, but he feels that his tough childhood was part of why people rooted for him. "You need a story."
His dad left the family when Floyd was young, but did come back into his life and couldn't believe that his son was one of the greatest athletes in the history of boxing. His dad ended up offering his services to Oscar De La Hoya, whom Mayweather went on to beat in one of the most lucrative fights of all time.
Howard suggested Floyd hit his father with an extension cord.
the life of a champion
Now that Floyd is so successful, he doesn't shy away from living the good life. He has a G-IV private jet, has bet north of $1 million on a single game, and loves the ladies.
He does have steady girlfriend – who goes by Miss Jackson – but he alluded to the fact they do bring other ladies into the bedroom. In fact, he admitted to being with four women at the same time, and found it overwhelming.
Floyd enjoys going to strip clubs – sometimes getting paid hundreds of thousands to make appearances, but he mostly likes to heckle the girls and eat the food.
Floyd has made upwards of $100 million boxing, and having that kind of money makes him nervous about plunking down his credit card. He feels that "cash is king" and carries about $10,000 with him at any given time. We wouldn't recommend trying to rob him, though.
At Floyd's next fight, which will be in May of next year (he only fights in May and September) he hopes to walk out to the ring with Miley Cyrus. And at the fight after that, he's considering everyone's favorite person: our own Beetlejuice.