Jeff Mayweather

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Jeff Mayweather
Real name Jeff Mayweather
Nickname(s) Jazzy
Rated at Lightweight
Nationality Flag of the United States.svg American
Born (1964-07-04) July 4, 1964 (age 52)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 47
Wins 32
Wins by KO 10
Losses 10
Draws 5

Jeff Mayweather (born July 4, 1964 in Grand Rapids, MI) is a former boxer who fought in the 1990s.

Pro career[edit]

"Jazzy Jeff" had a career boxing record of 32–10–5 (10 KOs). His biggest accomplishment was winning the IBO junior lightweight title from John Roby on April 21, 1994, a title which he defended two times.

On March 13, 1993, Mayweather lost to Oscar de la Hoya, who was in only his 5th pro bout, by TKO in round 4.

Boxing/MMA trainer[edit]

After a successful career in the ring, Mayweather followed in the footsteps of his brothers and became a trainer. Known as the "Quiet Mayweather" Mayweather has trained several champions including Sultan Ibragimov and Celestino Caballero. He is current Boxing coach for UFC Heavyweight Roy "Big Country" Nelson. On October 14, 2011 he led Caballero down to Argentina where they captured the WBA featherweight title from Jonathon Barros after having previously lost a controversial split decision several months earlier.

Internet ventures[edit]

Mayweather has also launched a website called "Jeff Mayweather's Pro Boxing Insider". He says it will allow boxing fans to get an inside look at the sport, and will have several boxers serve as active contributors. The site also boasts a forum that allows fans to ask questions of the fighters.

Personal life[edit]

He is a member of the Mayweather boxing family; his brothers are former welterweight contender Floyd Mayweather, Sr. and two-division world champion Roger Mayweather, and his nephew is five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr..

Mayweather attended Ottawa Hills High School, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Class of 1981.

Mayweather attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan in the mid-80s while competing in Golden Gloves tournaments.

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