Floyd Mayweather is one of the richest athletes in the world, having topped Forbes magazine’s list of the highest paid athletes in 2014 and 2015. Mayweather has made more money than any fighter in the history of boxing.
Flyod Mayweather Will Be Boxing Again
Even today, a rematch between Pacquiao and McGregor would likely draw a huge crowd, and it’s not far off the realm of possibility that Mayweather could one day be on his way back to the ring.
Still, most of the money Mayweather could earn for a single night’s work would be another fight. Combined with his status as one of boxing’s all-time greats, it would make sense for the fighter to look to the future first.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is coming out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on August 26 in which two of the world’s best fighters will face off. The two fighters announced the fight recently, with Mayweather set to face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never had a professional boxing match according to NBC Sports.
Since the fight is governed by boxing rules, the oddsmakers place bets on whether or not it will take place in a boxing ring.
His Extraordinary Achievements
Mayweather has beaten the who’s who of boxing kings of that era, including Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Miguel Cotto, Andre Berto, Manny “The Pacman” Diaz and Floyd’s own son Conor McGregor. Insider stated that the fight and decision victory against Pac Quiao is one of the richest in boxing history and is said to have brought in more than $200 million.
Boxers like Mayweather can fight wherever they want, they get sponsorships from whoever they want, negotiate with any boxing promoter as much or as little as they want and fight whoever and whatever he wants.
That’s partly because Mayweather has made hundreds of millions from one fight, even if he has had a hard time. Mayweather, for example, earned more money over a seven-year period than the entire UFC team.
The Unexpected Reason Flyod Mayweather is Coming out of Retirement
There is only one reason that makes sense: Mayweather, 40, retired with little more to prove after boasting a 49-0 record in boxing and making more money than any fighter in the history of the sport in his career.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
McGregor, 29, has been at the forefront of mixed martial arts worldwide since winning the UFC featherweight and WBC welterweight titles in 2015, and there is no question he is a huge fan of the sport. He is the best MMA fighter out there.
The American business magazine Forbes reported in 2016 that Mayweather is betting on boosting his career earnings to around $700 million (£540 million).
Given that he earned around $250 million from the fight against Pacquiao, we can expect him to surpass $1 billion in the summer. In 2015, he earned $148 million, 148 percent of which came from his boxing earnings and the rest from endorsement money reported by Independent.