Jeff Mayweather, born on July 4th, 1964, is a retired American professional boxer who fought in the super featherweight, lightweight, and light welterweight weight classes. His career lasted over eight years, from 1988 to 1997, and saw the Michigan native compete in 47 professional fights; he won 32 of them, lost 10, drew five, and had no no-contests. His record included 10 knockout wins and two losses via knockout. Mayweather also had no total title wins or title defenses.
Mayweather made his debut in the professional boxing world in 1988 against Eddie Doran, whom he defeated via four-round PTS at the age of 23. His career's most significant accomplishment came when he won the IBO junior lightweight title from John Roby on April 21, 1994. He defended the title twice before losing it to Israel Cardona; the fight's result was a unanimous decision. In addition, he had notable victories over Gabriel Castro, Mark Smith, and Jose Teran Torres. His only losses in title fights happened when he fought Joey Gamache for the vacant NABF light welterweight title and lost via unanimous decision and to Cardona, who took away his IBO super featherweight title via unanimous decision as well.
In 1993, he lost to Oscar De La Hoya, who was in just his fifth pro bout, by TKO in round four. Mayweather is recognized as the "Quiet Mayweather" in the boxing world and has since followed in his brothers' footsteps by becoming a trainer after a successful career in the ring. Some of his trainees include the likes of Sultan Ibragimov, Celestino Caballero, and for a brief period, his nephew, Floyd Mayweather Jr.
In addition to training, Mayweather has also launched a site called "Jeff Mayweather's Pro Boxing Insider", which allows boxing fans to get an inside look into the sport. The site features a forum that allows fans to ask fighters questions. Mayweather also served as a team adviser for internet personality KSI's second YouTube boxing match against Logan Paul.
Mayweather remains an influential figure in the world of boxing, having come from a prestigious boxing family. His brothers include former welterweight contender Floyd Mayweather Sr. and two-division world champion Roger Mayweather, while his nephew is a five-division world champion and often regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather attended Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and although he pursued a degree in Graphic Arts from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, he competed in the 1987 National Golden Gloves.
Mayweather had a total of ten losses in his professional boxing career, all of them in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss to Clark Earls via the majority decision in eight rounds on April 24, 1991, which ended his 15-fight win streak. He was stopped twice and lost eight times via decision, with Eduardo Perez, Todd Foster, and Jesse James Leija among the notable fighters who defeated him. He had a draw to Jorge Romero in a majority decision in ten rounds on Christmas of 1992. In addition, he had two Pacheco fights, both of which resulted in a TD draw in two rounds due to accidental clashes for the first fight and a power outage in the area for the second bout. More extensive details on these defeats can be found under "All of Jeff Mayweather's Losses".
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Eric Jakubowski. Mayweather won the fight via unanimous decision on March 12, 1997, and it has been 26 years and 19 days since then. Mayweather retired from professional boxing with the record of 32-10-5, inclusive of 10 KO wins and 2 losses due to knockout.
Mayweather has been reportedly known to have diabetes, which he treats with "traditional methods," according to sources.
In conclusion, Jeff Mayweather's career spanned over eight years, from 1988 to 1997, during which he fought 47 professional fights, won 32 of them, and lost ten. He had no no-contests in his career but had five draws. In addition, he had 10 knockout wins to his name and suffered two losses via knockout. Mayweather's most significant moment in his career came when he won the IBO junior lightweight title from John Roby on April 21, 1994, and defended the title twice before losing it to Israel Cardona.
Mayweather is a member of the renowned Mayweather boxing family, which includes his brothers Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Roger Mayweather and his nephew Floyd Mayweather Jr. After a successful career in boxing, Mayweather transitioned to coaching and trained several prominent boxers, including Sultan Ibragimov, Celestino Caballero, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. He also launched "Jeff Mayweather's Pro Boxing Insider," an online platform that provides boxing fans with an inside look into the sport. Despite retiring from boxing, Jeff Mayweather remains an influencer in the world of boxing and continues to be an inspiration to many.
Jeff Mayweather Fight Record
|47||Mar 12, 1997||32||Eric Jakubowski||Win||UD|
|46||Feb 13, 1997||32||Tony Duran||Win||UD|
|45||May 9, 1996||31||Benjie Marquez||Loss||SD|
|44||Mar 1, 1996||31||Paquito Openo||Draw||PTS|
|43||Nov 25, 1995||31||Hiroyuki Sakamoto||Loss||MD|
|42||Aug 25, 1995||31||Israel Cardona||Loss||UD|
|41||Jun 8, 1995||30||Martin Ramirez||Win||UD|
|40||May 2, 1995||30||Jesse James Leija||Loss||UD|
|39||Apr 13, 1995||30||Omar Pacheco||Draw||TD|
|38||Jan 3, 1995||30||Omar Pacheco||Draw||TD|
|37||Jan 3, 1995||30||Eduardo Perez||Loss||SD|
|36||Dec 8, 1994||30||Ramon Sanchez||Win||UD|
|35||Oct 13, 1994||30||Mark Smith||Win||TKO11|
|34||Sep 15, 1994||30||Jose Teran Torres||Win||KO4|
|33||Jul 8, 1994||30||Gabriel Castro||Win||RTD8|
|32||Apr 21, 1994||29||John Roby||Win||UD|
|31||Mar 31, 1994||29||Jorge Palomares||Win||KO6|
|30||Jan 28, 1994||29||Joey Gamache||Loss||UD|
|29||Jan 12, 1994||29||John Avila||Loss||MD|
|28||Mar 13, 1993||28||Oscar De La Hoya||Loss||TKO4|
|27||Dec 26, 1992||28||Jorge Romero||Draw||MD|
|26||Aug 6, 1992||28||Todd Foster||Loss||TKO8|
|25||May 7, 1992||27||Rowdy Welch||Win||UD|
|24||Feb 29, 1992||27||Oldemar Soto||Win||UD|
|23||Jan 21, 1992||27||Martin Ochoa||Win||TKO2|
|22||Dec 26, 1991||27||Jesus Rodriguez||Win||UD|
|21||Sep 13, 1991||27||Juan Carlos Alvarado||Win||UD|
|20||Aug 8, 1991||27||Eduardo Gonzalez||Win||TKO2|
|19||Jul 6, 1991||27||Marco Antonio Ramirez||Win||UD|
|18||Jun 2, 1991||26||Jose Luis Calderon||Win||TKO6|
|17||Apr 24, 1991||26||Clark Earls||Loss||MD|
|16||Mar 13, 1991||26||Jorge Rodriguez||Win||UD|
|15||Feb 20, 1991||26||Gerardo Sanchez||Win||UD|
|14||Dec 27, 1990||26||Lorenzo Garcia||Win||UD|
|13||Nov 21, 1990||26||Art Blackmore||Win||TKO7|
|12||Apr 7, 1990||25||Ramon Zavala||Win||UD|
|11||Feb 26, 1990||25||Conrad Lugo||Win||UD|
|10||Dec 9, 1989||25||Jesus Morquecho||Win||KO3|
|9||Aug 1, 1989||25||John Almaguer||Win||MD|
|8||Feb 24, 1989||24||Damion Sutton||Win||UD|
|7||Dec 16, 1988||24||Ricardo Cruz||Win||KO3|
|6||Nov 22, 1988||24||Manuel Gallegos||Win||PTS|
|5||Nov 3, 1988||24||Jose Lupe Lopez||Win||MD|
|4||Sep 24, 1988||24||Noe Lopez||Win||UD|
|3||Aug 6, 1988||24||Pedro Moreno||Draw||MD|
|2||Jun 17, 1988||23||Ruben Macklis||Win||PTS|
|1||Apr 23, 1988||23||Eddie Doran||Win||PTS|