Floyd Mayweather boasts about post-retirement earnings in Instagram post

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When Floyd Mayweather retired from boxing in September 2015 with a perfect 49-0 professional record, there were many who argued he should have fought on in order to overtake Rocky Marciano and gain the outright best record in the sport.

Six months on, and speculation persists that the American will eventually get back into the ring at some point in the future.

Mayweather himself has done much to quash such rumours today, however, with an Instagram post which boasts about the incredible success he continues to enjoy since hanging up his gloves.


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Of course, it being Mayweather, he couldn't help but prove just how much money he had with an accompanying video.

With a net worth of around $650 Million, as per The Richest, there is no doubt that the 39-year-old has turned his boxing talents into a very lucrative career.

In 2015 alone, thanks largely to his blockbuster fight against Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather earned an estimated $300 million according to Forbes. Around $15 million of that was through endorsement deals.

Now retired, he has been able to continue to rake in the cash without even having to throw a single punch - regardless of how accurate his boasts of "making 7 figures monthly without moving a finger" are.

Still heavily involved in boxing through his own 'Mayweather Promotions' firm, the five-division champion has 13 current fighters on his books and they work closely with Golden Boy productions. Clearly, business is very lucrative just now.


Nevertheless, although the Michigan native appears more than content in his retirement, posts to social media will never be enough to totally quieten speculation about a comeback fight.

Only recently, Pacquiao's team were once again championing the idea of a rematch of the largely underwhelming May 2015 bout, while British fighter Amir Khan has persisted to call out Mayweather long after his retirement.

Unfortunately, although the boxing world would certainly love to see Mayweather put his undefeated record on the line for a chance at history, that is looking like an increasingly unlikely scenario.

The former fighter's Instagram message proves that, unlike Pacquiao and Khan who continue to fight for recognition, he is well and truly beyond that stage, thanks largely to the grotesque amount of money which surrounds him each and every day.

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