Floyd Mayweather Claims Money Has Nothing to Do With His Character

Published 03/23/2021, 3:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather never hesitates to flaunt his riches, and with a reported net worth of almost $500 million, he is truly one of the flamboyant athletes of all time in sporting history. However, that’s not all Mayweather has. While several people decode his persona to be brashy, the undefeated boxer also has an abundance of love for his family.

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He has billed his family to be the most important thing, claiming that money doesn’t make him a bad person. The five-division champion connected with Rob Moore and spoke his mind on several issues. Meanwhile, he also highlighted his approach towards finance and how it has changed his life.

“Just because I talk about money doesn’t make me a bad person. I like to have the finer things in life – money don’t make me, I make money,” said Floyd Mayweather (h/t: The Sun).

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Mayweather further revealed how love isn’t enough to attain a comfortable life. While he claimed that he gave his family a healthy and lavish life, ‘Money May’ pictured the economical importance of his journey.

Speaking on it, he continued, “I like to feed my family, we can’t feed our family just saying, ‘I love you’. Money has put us in a position to have the finer things in life, so we are able to travel and have fun, live life, and experience different things. When you’re able to make a lot of money, you’re able to do those things.”

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LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 03: Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates after defeating Marcos Maidana by majority decision in their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

That said, boxing isn’t the only source to have garnered lucrative numbers for him. Clearly, it was one of the primary sources, but Mayweather expanded his business moves smartly off-canvas and amassed big numbers.

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Floyd Mayweather retired from the sport in 2017, 50-0 as a pro. However, he is still finding ways to stay relevant via exhibition bouts. After knocking out Conor McGregor, Mayweather fought kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a boxing matchup in Japan in 2018. Now, he is scheduled to meet Logan Paul next in a massive showdown.

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Although the fight will have no boxing value attached, it can still garner big PPV sales. So, Mayweather is happily finding ways to rake up his financial numbers. Alongside he has a boxing promotion, a night club, a skateboard yard, and several business investments to look after.

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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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