Fight of the century: Mayweather to guard mouth with N5m
Floyd Mayweather will be true to his nickname Money Man, come May 2, 2015. He will be using a flashy mouth guard that reportedly costs $25,000 (that’s N5million) according to TMZ.com.
He said he will wear a mouth guard embedded with diamonds, gold and $100 bills for his fight with Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather is considered one of the hardest-working, most tactically brilliant boxers of all time. He’s also one of the sport’s all-time great characters. He’s the highest-paid athlete in the world, and he acts like it.
He made $32 million alone for his fight against Marcos Maidan, and got paid $40 million for the fight against Canelo Alvarez. On May 2, he will share from a pot of US$400 million for his fight against Manny Pacquiao.
He’s one of the only athletes in the world who can afford to travel with stacks of hundred-dollar bills in Ziploc bags, gamble like crazy, and buys more cars than anyone could possibly need.
He has a single bank account with $123 million in it. He’s obsessed with cash.
He has two fleets of luxury cars (including a $290,000 Bentley). All his cars at his Miami house are white, and the cars at his Vegas house are black.
He only wears shoes once. He leaves them in hotel rooms for the staff when he’s done.
He spends $6,500 per year on boxers, and throws them out after wearing them once.
He owns a G5 private jet, but doesn’t let his full entourage ride on it. His bodyguards travel on a separate jet because Floyd is afraid of having two much weight in the cabin.
He is known for making insane, seven-figure bets on sporting events. There was a rumor that he once bet $5.9 million on the Miami Heat, which he eventually debunked.
His Instagram account is full of money pictures. He spends millions on necklaces, and once had $7 million in jewelry stolen from his house.
He can afford all of this because of the eye-popping amount of money he earns from his fights.
Floyd earned $90 million in 2013, making him the highest-paid athlete in the world. His six-fight, 30-month deal with Showtime is rumored to pay him $300 million. But remarkably, Floyd doesn’t have a single endorsement deal.
He has an apparel company called The Money Team, but no deals with Nike, Adidas, or Reebok. His entourage also calls itself “The Money Team.”
For all of his wild spending habits, Floyd has a reputation for having a maniacal work ethic. He’ll often wake up at 3 a.m. (like Kobe Bryant) and go work out.
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April 25, 2015 at 8:43 pm
I like the fact that he works real hard for his money. Tipping him to win the fight of the century.
April 26, 2015 at 8:07 am
floyd ooooooooo….mayweather…I am glad you are in this fight. I am grateful you are black…I love the fact that you are insanely insane…Go on brother win this or lose at your own peril …*straight face*
April 28, 2015 at 3:31 pm
mayweather and floyd 28million naira,hmmm even david and goliath was free to watch…shior!!!!