Floyd Mayweather’s Daughter Reminds Fans of Her Father’s $750,000 Gamble That Earned Him $750 Million

Published 02/08/2024, 4:38 AM EST

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There’s no one better than Floyd Mayweather when it comes to making money and multiplying that money. He has made over 1.2 billion dollars in the span of his decorated and unblemished boxing career. However, all this would not have happened if Mayweather had not taken this crucial step, something Yaya Mayweather highlighted in her Instagram story today!

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The eldest daughter of Floyd Mayweather recently turned to the social media platform, boasting about the $750,000 gamble that made her father over $750 million later. ‘Money’ Mayweather has fought in several high-profile fights that made him millions, but what is his daughter talking about?

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In the story shared by Yaya, she highlighted Mayweather’s statement, “I bought myself out of my contract for $750K and then made $750 million from three fights.” In 2006, Mayweather paid $750 K to Top Rank to end their contract so he could promote himself. As mentioned before, the risk paid off, as he made over a billion dollars during his career. 

 

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What’s even more impressive is the fact that most of that one billion came from fights against the biggest names in his resume. According to a report from The Sun, Mayweather said, “In three fights, Canelo, Pacquiao, and McGregor, I made $750million just in three fights.” However, it begs the question–which one of them emerged as Floyd Mayweather’s biggest fight? 

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‘Money’ Mayweather raked in the money by tussling with formidable opponents

The most money Mayweather has made in a fight was when the undefeated boxer went toe to toe with Manny Pacquiao. The fight was billed as ‘Fight of the Century,’ raking in over $650 million in revenue, while Mayweather walked out with over $200 million. Then there was the crossover boxing match against UFC legend Conor Mc Gregor! It was the first time such a fight had garnered enormous attention from the boxing world. 

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The aptly named ‘The Money Fight’ brought in over $600 million, and Mayweather’s purse split got him over $200 million. Next up is the fight against Canelo Alvarez! While it did not do the numbers as the previous two fights, it produced over $200 million in revenue. Mayweather made over $60 million from the fight. And lastly, the epic clash with Oscar De La Hoya billed as ‘The World Awaits.’ Playing the bad guy, Mayweather created quite a buzz around the clash that eventually saw over $130 million in revenue. Mayweather went home happy with over $20 million. 

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Many years have passed since Floyd Mayweather danced in the ring against a worthy opponent. However, the undefeated boxer continues to make money through his exhibitions. And none of this would have happened if Mayweather hadn’t played the gamble! Do you think Floyd would have become the richest boxer if he hadn’t separated from Top Rank?

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Sudeep Sinha

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