Floyd Mayweather Reveals What He Told His ‘Billionaire Buddies’ Before Becoming Wealthy

Published 01/08/2021, 4:42 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 29: WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather will face WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather became the face of boxing with his unparalleled success, both inside and outside the ring.

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Starting from the in-ring dominance that saw him attain a record of 50-0, to his successful move as a promoter, the 43-year-old American pugilist became one of the wealthiest athletes of all time.  However, he wasn’t a born billionaire. Floyd Mayweather had to work his way up to reach where he is at today.

That said, he had several billionaire friends much before he became one. But Mayweather always had an eye for growth as he looked to his friends to show him the right path of bagging big checks. There’s no denying, Mayweather found the right answer as he is still one of the wealthiest boxers on the planet.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on while taking on Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

In an interaction with Snoop Dogg, Mayweather revealed his secret of success and the story of how he became ‘Money May’ over the years.

“Every time I got around my billionaire buddies, I was more like it’s cool to come over your house, but I need a house like this. It’s cool to ride on your yacht, but I need a yacht like this. It’s cool to ride on your jet, but I need a jet like this. And I said no, I don’t wanna ride yours,” said Mayweather.

He added, “You show me how to get it, you can’t be my friend if you can’t show me how to get it. Because once they show me how to get it, then I can install it in my children. Then it goes, it travels down. It’s about wealth. You know I am no longer rich, I am wealthy.”

Floyd Mayweather- The PPV King retains his spot

Despite retiring in 2017, fans continue to demand to see him in the ring. So, Mayweather will return against Logan Paul in a special exhibition fight on February 20, 2021, at the Tokyo Dome.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: Floyd Mayweather Jr. walks to his corner while taking on 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)

It’s an exhibition clash and will arguably be the easiest fight in Mayweather’s life. However, Logan Paul is a celebrity and has the power to grab attention.

While his boxing skills are nowhere near Mayweather, his superstardom will clearly benefit the unbeaten boxer. The upcoming fight can be a huge blockbuster and can shake several PPV records.

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Do you think Floyd Mayweather took the right step by announcing his return against Logan Paul?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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