Here’s How ‘Pretty Boy’ Floyd Mayweather Became ‘Money’ Mayweather

Published 05/10/2022, 11:15 AM EDT

Floyd Mayweather has made an exceptional mark on his career by dominating the ring for over two decades. He went through a lot of struggles and has an interesting journey from becoming Pretty Boy to being known as ‘Money’ Mayweather.


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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during the official weigh-in for his bout against Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fighters will meet in a WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight on September 14 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

In his career, he earned a lot of titles and fetched a whopping sum of money by defeating the prominent boxers of his time.


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Over the years, Mayweather he highly ranked as one of the richest sportsperson in the world.

Floyd Mayweather: Net Worth in 2022

According to celebritynetworth, Pretty Boy holds a current net worth of $450 million. Notably, he earned his income through various sources apart from his fight purses. It fascinates his fans when he shows his expenses on luxuries.


The fans not only follow him for his significant legacy in his boxing career but also for his lavish spending on various things.

 Floyd Mayweather’s biggest fight of all time

Floyd Mayweather took a leave from professional boxing in the year 2017. After that, he only fights exhibition bouts which add a lot of money to his bank account.

One of his significant fights when he fought against Filipino legend, Manny Pacquiao, caught a lot of attention from the boxing fraternity. The fight was known as ‘The Battle of Greatness’.

Certainly, this fight earned both the boxers a tremendous amount of money, and Mayweather, the winner of the bout, earned $180 million.

On the other hand, it was the biggest payday for Pac-man, as he earned $120 million for the 12 rounds he boxed with Mayweather. However, this wasn’t the highest amount earned by Floyd Mayweather in his career.

‘Money’ Mayweather earned $275 million when he defeated the UFC legend, Conor McGregor, in his last professional fight in T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: (L-R) 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)

Likewise, ‘The Notorious’ also fetched a sum of $100 million, which is the highest purse fight of his life.

How much has Floyd Mayweather earned from fights?

Mayweather’s estimated earnings from his fight purses are about $1.1 billion in which he fought noteworthy boxers.

Here are some events which earned him a lot of money to his name. 

Arturo GattiJune 2005$3.2 million
Carlos BaldomirNovember 2006$8 million
Oscar De La HoyaMay 2007$25 million
Ricky HattonFebruary 2008$20 million
WWE Wrestle ManiaDecember 2008$25 million
Juan Manuel MárquezSeptember 2009$25 million
Sugar Shane MosleyMay 2010$30 million
Victor OrtizSeptember 2011$40 million
Miguel CottoMay 2012$40 million
Robert GuerreroMay 2013$50 million
Saul AlvarezSeptember 2013$75 million
Marcos Maidana IMay 2014$40 million
Marcos Maidana IISeptember 2014$32 million
Manny PacquiaoMay 2015$250 million
Andre BertoSeptember 2015$35 million
Conor McGregorAugust 2017$300 million
Tenshin NasukawaDecember 2018$9 million
Logan PaulJune 2021$35 million
Total$1.022 billion


Businesses and Contracts Floyd Mayweather has been involved in

Apart from his fight purses, Mayweather earns through various verticals of his investments. These are Mayweather Promotions, The Money Team, The Money Team Racing, Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, Girl Collection, and Skate Rock City.

These businesses deal with different prospects of sporting and entertainment, which are the additional income for Mayweather.

 History of Floyd Mayweather to Money Mayweather

It was a devastating moment for Mayweather when he lost in the semi-final of the Atlanta Olympics, 1996, against Serafim Todorov.


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But, he didn’t let this failure affect his career. Instead, he went on to fight world champions in his professional career.

Two decades after his last loss in amateur, Mayweather now stands as the most successful boxer of his generation and also one of the richest athletes in the world. Hence, he is known as ‘Money’ Mayweather.


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Mohit More

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Mohit More is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate of the International Institute of Sports Management, he is a sports enthusiast and has played boxing, cricket, and basketball at various levels. Mohit is a staunch follower of Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin.