Floyd Mayweather Jr First Sportsman with New-Look Twitter Account

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterApril 8, 2014


Twitter is performing a fairly major overhaul to their site interface, and boxer Floyd Mayweather is the first sportsman to have his account given the new look.

The changes are being rolled out over the next few weeks, but an extremely select few users have had their accounts updated early to give the rest of Twitter a flavour of what is to come.

The list includes Michelle Obama, Zac Efron and John Legend, but Mayweather is the only sportsman on the list.

He has 4.75 million followers, and he is a regular tweeter, with almost 6,000 tweets to his name.

According to Twitter's official release, users will have the following new features:

What’s new about the new you? The new web profile lets you use a larger profile photo, customize your header, show off your best Tweets and more. Here are main features:

  • Best Tweets: Tweets that have received more engagement will appear slightly larger, so your best content is easy to find.
  • Pinned Tweet: Pin one of your Tweets to the top of your page, so it’s easy for your followers to see what you’re all about.
  • Filtered Tweets: Now you can choose which timeline to view when checking out other profiles. Select from these options: Tweets, Tweets with photos/videos, or Tweets and replies.

And as you can see in the main image above, the tweet at the bottom about betting on UConn is bigger than the most recent.


Whether people will like the changes is something we'll soon find out—people are often resistant to change. 

But it's no surprise to see Mayweather setting the trends again.

Check out Mayweather's profile and the Twitter redesign here.