Despite his brash personality, Floyd gives a substantial amount of money to the Las Vegas community through programs like Fight 4 Your Education.(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Boxing is always thought of as gladiator sport by the masses. Two physical specimens come in and try to beat the hell out of each other. Most people don't realize the subtle points of the sweet science much less understand that fighters are people outside of the ring as well. In fact many boxers give quite generously to charity, with some setting up their own organizations dedicated to a specific cause.
As the title suggests, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has a history of being philanthropic with his money, giving back a significant amount to the Las Vegas community. Sidney Martinez of The Examiner highlights these causes when he named Floyd his most charitable boxer. This article first highlights Floyd's recent donation of $100K to the Susan G Komen for Cure research and support foundation, one of the largest breast cancer awareness groups. This organization has put forward more than $180 million dollars to fund research grants in order to find a cure for breast cancer. I would bet that breast cancer awareness is likely the reason that Floyd has been seen wearing pink sweaters lately.
Floyd also has his own charity organization, the Floyd Mayweather foundation. The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation's focus is on: community health and wellness, economic growth and development and youth education, according to an official statement on the foundation's website. More specifically, the foundation has one main program focused on bettering the primary schools in the Las Vegas area (Fight 4 Your Education) and a mentorship program for women of all ages (Joi's Diamonds).
For the brash front that Mayweather puts on for shows like 24/7, it is nice to know that he does give some of his money to the less fortunate. Of course, other high-profile boxers give back to the community as well, most notably Manny Pacquiao and the Klitschko brothers. Who are your picks for being the most charitable boxers? (I swear if the comments section devolves into May-Pac BS, I will shut it down)