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03rd Jun 2021

Mayweather claims his net worth is now $1.2bn with half coming from just two fights

Claudia McInerney

The former professional boxer claimed that he reached $4b four years ago

Floyd Mayweather recently announced that his net worth is now over $1.2 billion, which is approximately £850 million, with more than 50% of his earnings coming from his victories over boxing stars Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao.

Speaking about his fortune in the Million Dollaz Worth of Game YouTube show, Mayweather claimed that he earned $300m after his victory over Pacquiao and $350m after he defeated Conor McGregor in the tenth round knockout.

He said: “Tell me another fighter that beat 16 world champions straight? Tell me another fighter that, in just two fights made $650million?

“For Pacquiao I made $300million. For McGregor I made $350million.

“Now we talk about a Logan Paul, a YouTuber, for $100million? Give me that.”

Mayweather is set to face YouTuber and professional boxer Logan Paul in an exhibition fight in Miami on 6 June at midnight.

The 44-year-old said that he will continue to compete in exhibition fights for now, despite receiving criticism for doing so.

Discussing the issue on the YouTube show, Mayweather said: “They say, ‘Mayweather’s doing exhibitions. It’s bad for boxing.’

“At the end of the day, my mother’s a millionaire, my dad’s a millionaire, my children are millionaires.”

He continued: “My little grandson is a multi-millionaire and he don’t even know it.”

Mayweather has been open about his love of money on social media.

On Instagram, he wrote: “If they say money can’t buy happiness, then why do people smile when they get it?”