Floyd Mayweather has never failed to hide his extravagant lifestyle.
His Instagram page is filled with flashy cars, exotic locations and stacks and stacks of cash. Nineteen years as a professional boxer, and a 49-0 record, has left Mayweather’s bank account looking rather healthy.
Mayweather earned $179,808,511 from his bout against fellow welterweight Manny Pacquaio in 2015, according to the Mirror, receiving a staggering $4,994,681 per minute of action over the 12 rounds.
It’s clear why he calls himself ‘Money’.
Mayweather retired after defeating Andre Berto last year and it’s unlikely nearly 20 years in the ring will leave a lasting effect on his physical health. He was a defensive genius, as Pacquiao found out.
Which means that, at the age of 39, the American can pretty much do whatever he wants.
800 million reasons to dance
Like, for instance, post a video of himself on Instagram dancing in his house, surrounded by self-portraits on the wall.
The video, which you can watch below, includes the caption: “800 million reasons to dance”.
Love him or hate him, you can’t criticise Mayweather for enjoying his success. ESPN ranked him as the best pound for pound fighter of the last 25 years.
Possible return to fighting?
Though he retired last year, Money’s name is still being attached to a possible rematch with Pacquiao or even a super fight with UFC sensation Conor McGregor.
McGregor is one of the top figures in his sport and likes to flaunt his wealth, so it’s easy to see why he’s viewed by some as MMA’s equivalent to Mayweather.
However, the retired boxer was quick to stick a fork in any comparisons between himself as Notorious.
“Has he ever made $300 million in one night?” he asked TMZ.
Then, directing his attentions toward McGregor, he asked: “Have you ever made $100 million in one night? Have you ever made $70 million in one night?”
"I am an elephant"
Mayweather used a humorous animal analogy to differentiate himself from the Irishman.
“I’m a legend, a living legend,” he continued. “To the sport of boxing I gave years and years of hard work. It was blood, sweat and tears. I had a tremendous team, I had a tremendous run. I think that it’s time for Conor McGregor to go out there and do what he do,” he said.
“But never compare Conor McGregor to me. That’s total disrespect. I am an elephant. Elephant don’t beef with ants. Elephant is so large he don’t even see ants.”