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Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Artist
Holger Keifel, born 1962
Sitter
Floyd Mayweather, Jr., born 24 Feb 1977
Date
2005 (printed 2013)
Type
Photograph
Medium
Inkjet print
Dimensions
Image: 56.5 × 46.5 cm (22 1/4 × 18 5/16")
Sheet: 61.1 × 50.9 cm (24 1/16 × 20 1/16")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Golden Boy Promotions
Restrictions & Rights
©2003 Holger Keifel
Object number
NPG.2014.17
Culture
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.: American\African American
Exhibition Label
Born Grand Rapids, Michigan
Widely regarded as one of the best boxers in the sport today, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has amassed an impressive record of victories since joining pro boxing’s ranks in 1996—the same year he won a bronze medal at the Olympics in Atlanta. He began his professional career as a super featherweight and won his first world championship in 1998 at 130 pounds. Working his way up through the weight divisions, Mayweather has captured world titles in five different weight classes and now boxes in the welterweight category. His legendary dominance has made him one of boxing’s premier draws, and he regularly tops the list of the world’s highest-paid athletes. Beyond the ring, however, Mayweather has a tarnished reputation. Charged with domestic violence on several occasions, he has received punishments ranging from community service to jail time but has never faced sanctions from his sport. In this image Mayweather’s gaze conveys a wary defiance.
Nacido en Grand Rapids, Míchigan
Considerado uno de los mejores boxeadores de hoy, Floyd Mayweather Jr. ha acumulado un impresionante historial de victorias desde que ingresó a las filas del boxeo profesional en 1996, mismo año en que ganó medalla de bronce en las Olimpiadas de Atlanta. Comenzó su carrera como peso superpluma y ganó su primer campeonato mundial en 1998, pesando 130 libras. Continuó escalando las divisiones de peso y ha logrado títulos mundiales en cinco categorías; ahora boxea en peso wélter. Su legendario dominio en el ring lo ha convertido en una de las principales atracciones de la taquilla boxística y suele encabezar la lista de los atletas mejor pagados del mundo. No obstante, fuera del cuadrilátero tiene una reputación dudosa. Se le ha acusado de violencia doméstica en varias ocasiones y ha recibido castigos que van desde servicio comunitario hasta cárcel, pero nunca ha sido sancionado por las autoridades de su deporte. En esta imagen, su mirada comunica un desafío receloso.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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