Guerrero: CrossFit’s Documentary Starting the 6x World Champion Boxer
CrossFit’s Documentary Starting the 6x World Champion Boxer
by David Gifford
I’m going to start with a disclaimer, I am not a boxing fan. I don’t even like watching fights. But I have been following Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s career since he was just getting started and it seems like every time he wins another fight, something happens to him that makes me want to learn more about him. So here goes…
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (39) is a former two-division world champion from Las Vegas, Nevada. He made his professional debut at age 18 against Antonio Margarito and won by TKO in the 10th round. After winning three more fights, he faced off with Oscar De La Hoya for the WBC welterweight championship in September 2007. They fought four times over a five month period and each time Mayweather came out on top.
In June 2008, Mayweather lost the title to Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision after twelve rounds. Since then he has continued to win his fights by knockout. His last loss was to Andre Berto in March 2012 in what many consider one of the best fights ever seen on pay per view television.
In September 2007, not long after taking the WBC welterweight championship from Oscar De La Hoya, Mayweather and his entourage received misdemeanor convictions for assault in a Las Vegas nightclub. He received a suspended sentence and was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
In September 2012, he was charged with felony battery for attacking a bouncer at a Las Vegas strip club. The charges were later reduced to misdemeanors and he was sentenced to 90 days in jail (of which he only served two) and ordered to perform another 1500 hours of community service.
In December 2012, Mayweather was charged with misdemeanor battery for grabbing and shoving a security guard at his sister’s wedding. He received a sentence of 100 hours of community service.
In February 2014, he was charged with misdemeanor harassment for punching a rival boxer in the jaw.
In September 2014, police reports were made accusing him of beating his former girlfriend and mother to three of his children. The alleged attack took place at her home and reportedly involved Mayweather hitting Harris’ in the face with a cellphone, knocking her out. He then is reported to have kicked her in the ribs and struck her with a piece of jewelry which would be classified as domestic violence.
This is the only case that has not resulted in any charges. The Clark County D.A.’s office claims there isn’t enough evidence to follow through.
In October 2014, Mayweather was charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery for an altercation he had with two security guards at his gated community in Las Vegas. He received a one year suspended sentence and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
In December 2014, Mayweather was charged with misdemeanor assault for an incident that took place in the same gated community. He was accused of kicking a woman in the face for parking her car in his spot. He received a six month suspended sentence and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Somos Primos (B Russell, F Bastit, JP Sartre, PHHI by Ray… – somosprimos.com)