Floyd Mayweather Heads 2014 List Of The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes
According to Forbes, “Floyd Mayweather has been cashing multi-million checks for his fights for more than a decade.
“He banked at least $25 million for each of his past nine bouts going back to 2007 when he defeated Oscar De La Hoya in the most watched fight in the history of boxing pay-per-view events”.
“Mayweather has earned almost $400 million in the ring since he turned pro in 1996 after the Olympics, but he has never had a year like this past one”.
The success of Floyd Mayweather vs. Pacquiao might mean the boxer needs a nickname upgrade: Super Money? Floyd Mayweather’s next fight was not known and since his net worth has exploded after taking home a $100 million check, making him the half a billion dollar man.
The crazy part is that is only the down payment, since the final amount is expected to be much, much higher after the last May 2nd 2015 fight with Pacquiao. Even Manny Pacquiao’s net worth has jumped as the “loser” in the match, and he was probably crying all the way to the bank.
According to the “report by the Inquisitr, it has been reported that Manny Pacquiao allegedly fought with an injured shoulder, and Pac-Man supposedly was denied a helping medical shot in the locker room. Just how much money is involved when it comes to estimating Floyd Mayweather’s net worth is what many people keep will asking”.
Floyd Mayweather news has been all over the media. The Mayweather vs. Pacquiao rematch date was earlier announced to be in September 2015, but the rumor was later rectified by the “money man”.
However, “the head of Showtime Sports said in a recent interview that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight for the last time in September. The disclosure by Stephen Espinoza is not surprising and consistent with what Mayweather — the world’s No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer — has said after the May 2 mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao.
“Yes, Floyd has continued to tell us that he intends to fight Sept. 12 and that it will be the last fight of his career. So we are beginning the very preliminary preparations for exactly that,” Espinoza told Multichannel.com. “We will be getting into discussions about an opponent for him very quickly. We will look to ride the momentum of this event and capitalize on the fact that Floyd has now distinguished himself as the fighter of his era.”
In the same interview, Espinoza was asked about the possibility of a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch and the cable channel head said that they “have to remain open to it.”
“There’s a lot of chatter on both sides about the possibility — once Manny successfully recovers from [shoulder] surgery, if there is a demand and if Floyd is still active or would consider coming back to being active, then it would be a topic of conversation. But it will be driven by demand,” Espinoza added.
Pacquiao underwent shoulder surgery immediately after the May 2 fight and is pegged to be out six to nine months, according to reports.
“With the estimated recovery time for Pacquiao, a rematch with Mayweather is not possible by September. However, other probable opponents for Mayweather’s farewell fight include likes of Britain’s Amir Khan or a rematch with Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez, who is considered one of the top challengers for Mayweather’s best pound-for-pound crown”.