Floyd Mayweather Makes Damning Statement on Boxing Heavyweights

Published 06/20/2022, 11:13 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 21: Floyd Mayweather speaks during a press conference, ahead of the WBA Lightweight Championship fight between Gervonta Davis and Rolando Romero on December 5, at Staples Center on October 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)

Former five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time. The champ recently opened up about working hard to reach the pedestal he is at. In fact, he even claimed that he put heavyweight boxers out of business by coming into the sport.

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In a recent post by DAZN Boxing, Mayweather was stated to have said, “When I came in, I put the heavyweights out of business. I brought crazy money to the small weight classes.”

MIAMI, FL – JUNE 6: Floyd Mayweather meets with the press following the Mayweather vs Paul: Bragging Rights boxing event on June 06, 2021, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Moreover, he also added that he put in a lot of hard work to make his money. Mayweather said, “So now all the fighters [say] ‘I just wanna get paid. I just wanna get paid’. Before I got paid. I put in a lot of hard work. That’s what it’s about.”

Notably, Mayweather’s legacy is a testament to the hard work the champ put into his craft.

The money game with Floyd Mayweather Jr

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the richest boxer of all time. Moreover, it is reported that the champ has a net worth of a whopping USD 1.2 billion. In fact, ‘Money’ Mayweather’s extravagant displays of wealth are the stuff of legend.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

There were two major bouts that contributed immensely to the champ’s massive wealth. Mayweather faced Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on August 26, 2017. Additionally, he previously faced Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada on May 2, 2015. These 2 fights cemented Mayweather’s position as the wealthiest boxer of all time. It was reported that ‘TBE’ earned a purse of a whopping USD 271.2 million from each of the fights.

‘Money’ Mayweather certainly lives up to his name as he continues to amass millions from exhibition bouts all over the world.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

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