Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather has made it clear that he’s all about the cash – it even says it in his name.
In defending his decision to move from professional boxing to the exhibition circuit, the former five-weight world champion has silenced critics that say he’s in financial trouble by making it clear that he will never stop seeking paydays no matter his situation.
Mayweather went onto claim – as reported by Marca – that his financial decisions have been solid, using decisions from his professional career as an example and revealing how much he earned from fights against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao, and Conor McGregor.
“A lot of time people say, ‘Oh, Floyd have to do exhibitions.’ My philosophy is never stop getting it. Currency over legacy. Currency over legacy.
“I invested in myself, remember I was with a company, I don’t have to say the company’s name, but I was with this company for a very long time. As soon as I bought myself out of my contract for 750,000 dollars, I left and in my first fight, I made crazy money when I was my own boss.”
“In three fights, Canelo, Pacquiao, and McGregor, I made 750 million dollars just in three fights.”
Mayweather concluded by giving some general advice which, given his monetary success, is probably worth taking on for anybody driven by the same goals as him.
“So, it’s just all about just being smart, playing chess in the real world, and surrounding yourself with great people and people that believe in you and believe in your goals.
“Always know that you’re not the only smart person in the room. Surround yourself with smart, intelligent people, and always know there is no limit to how far we can go and how far we can grow.”
It’s unclear when ‘TBE’ will return to the ring, although it’s highly likely that it will be another exhibition rather than a pro fight that would see his precious 50-0 record back on the line once more. After all, why risk it?