Floyd Mayweather has denied being strapped for cash (broke), claiming he still rakes in seven-figures a month from the “smart investments” he has made.
The 43-year-old has been accused of running out of money by rivals 50 Cent and Conor McGregor while ex-UFC fighter Chael Sonnen claimed the retired boxer was “broke” and in need of a comeback fight.
But Mayweather, said to have earned $1billion in career earnings, vigorously slammed suggestions he has lost his wealth and claimed he still earns cash through business outside of boxing.
He told FightHype: “People keep saying, ‘Floyd ain’t got nobody, he don’t got this and he don’t got that,’ but I’m going to break certain things down.”
“I don’t monitor nobody else’s pockets. Am I comfortable? Absolutely. Do I make seven figures every month? Absolutely. From smart investments? Absolutely.”
Few weeks ago, Floyd Mayweather smartly caption, what would seem like a message for 50cent.
The babyface assassin, the eyes are the key to your soul. And when this hat and jacket come off, all 50 opponents could tell you what I really do.
Mayweather has investments in properties, having spent £8m on his Las Vegas home, £6.2m for a Miami house and then spending £19m on a Beverly Hills mansion.
For his 50th and final fight, against UFC star Conor McGregor, it is believed the unbeaten American pocketed around £300m.
And despite insisting he is still retired, the former pay-per-view king admitted he will make a comeback to rematch McGregor or box UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, if he earned £250m for each fight.
Mayweather explained: “If I see an opportunity where I can entertain and have a little fun and make six hundred million, why not?”
“If I am going to do something, it’s got to be worth it. But there’s no number that’s worth me getting back in that ring and fighting these young fighters to get any type of wear and tear on my body.”