After being inducted into the boxing Hall of Fame, Floyd Mayweather broke down in tears on stage.
The coronavirus outbreak had impacted the 2020 and 2021 ceremonies. Therefore, Mayweather led three classes that were honored. Last year’s inductees included legends, Wladimir Klitschko and Andre Ward.
Mayweather was the pound-for-pound and pay-per-view king throughout his career. He had won every title in five categories.
However, Floyd Mayweather was speechless as he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
With tears in his eyes, Mayweather said: “I said that I wouldn’t cry. This is unbelievable. This is one of the best days of my life.”
He also expressed gratitude to his 69-year-old father, Floyd Sr. His father introduced him to boxing as a kid and subsequently coached him. His father was also his corner throughout the years.
“I love my dad because without him this wouldn’t be possible for me,” Mayweather remarked.
From super-featherweight to light-middleweight, Floyd Mayweather won several championships.
His notable victories included Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya, and Canelo Alvare, among others. After defeating UFC superstar Conor McGregor and surpassing Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record, Mayweather announced his retirement in 2017.
However, Mayweather continues to compete in exhibition fights. He most recently fought in Abu Dhabi against former sparring partner Don Moore.
Tenshin Nasukawa, a 23-year-old featherweight kickboxer, and YouTuber Logan Paul, 27, were his opponents before that.
Mayweather will make another appearance in the ring, this time in Japan. The bout is set to take place in Las Vegas on Monday.