Floyd Mayweather Reveals the Price of Success

Published 12/31/2021, 6:00 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on as he takes on Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)


Over countless decades, the sport of boxing saw some of the biggest stars stir the sport with their impeccable boxing prowess. But out of all, Floyd Mayweather’s name stands paramount. ‘TBE’ witnessed a career like no one else retiring with an immaculate 50-0 stint.

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Mayweather enjoyed phenomenal success in his career. However, that came in with a price.

Taking it to social media recently, Mayweather shed some light on the price of success and more.

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He wrote, People want the success, but don’t want the hating and jealousy that come with the territory.” 

In the above post, ‘Pretty Boy’ not just pen a powerful message, but he also showed his lush outfit, jewelry, watch, and footwear.

Floyd Mayweather never shies away from showing off his hard-earned wealth. In his prolific boxing career, he is reported to have boxing earnings of over $1 billion. That said, Mayweather is the richest boxer on the planet, and anyone following him on any of his social handles would agree to the fact.

This is because Mayweather keeps posting about his slick wardrobe, mansions, car collections, high-end accessories, and more.

‘TBE’ was a different technician out of all. Most boxers rely on their power and fight IQ to get over the line. However, Mayweather was the only boxer who had deep faith in his defensive abilities, and with that, he outclassed every opponent he faced.

How many weight classes did Floyd Mayweather conquer?

Firstly, Mayweather climbed the ladders of success at the super-featherweight roster. Winning the WBC title here, ‘Pretty Boy’ advanced to lightweight and super-lightweight divisions to claim the WBC straps there.

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Jun 3, 2021; Miami Beach, Florida, USA; Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on after the face off with YouTube star Logan Paul at Villa Casa Casuarina. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Later, he had his best run in the welterweight division, where he won the IBF, IBO, and WBC titles.

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Furthermore, he became an established star when he appeared in the super-welterweight roster. Here he bagged the WBC, WBA (super), and WBC (diamond) titles.

In your vision, is Floyd Mayweather a GOAT? What do you make of his above-mentioned comments?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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