Boxing's pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather has been enjoying some well-earned downtime since preserving his perfect professional record against Marcos Maidana on May 3rd, but took his taste for the finer things in life to a new level last weekend by spending $500k on jewellery in one New York store.
Mayweather was in the market for some serious bling during a three-day trip to the Big Apple, but first visited high-end store Rafaello & Co without making a single purchase, preferring to ponder before spending big on glitter and gold.
TMZSports.com reported this morning that Mayweather made his mind up to return the next day and spend half a million dollars on a ring, bracelet and multiple new watches, with the man who runs 'The Money Team' more than living up to his moniker.
Any criticism of Mayweather's extravagant lifestyle should be tempered by astronomical earnings that allow the 37-year-old a taste for the finer things in life, with minimum earnings of $32m for his latest Las Vegas showing against Maidana before PPV sales are factored in just one prime example of that pulling power.
The veteran's status as unquestioned king of the ring doesn't look likely to be questioned before the end of 2014, although try telling that to British contender and former world champion Amir Khan.
Bolton's favourite son is still clamouring for a shot at boxing's biggest draw, and with his riches on show again today who can blame him for wanting a career-best payday on the grandest stage possible.