Floyd Mayweather has long been listed as one of the box office kings of all time.
As the five-weight world champion who retired from professional boxing with a perfect 50-0 record, Mayweather generated around 24 million pay-per-view purchases and grossed $ 1.67 billion over the course of of her career.
It’s so much more than Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya, and other great PPV draws.
Mayweather told the Million Dollaz Worth of Game show in May: “I would like to [rather] have the currency as the inheritance, my inheritance is already set in stone.
“They say, ‘Mayweather does shows, it’s bad for boxing. At the end of the day, my mom is a millionaire, my dad is a millionaire, my kids are millionaires.
“My little [five-month-old] grandson is a multimillionaire and he doesn’t even know it.
“I won a billion. I did this four years ago. [Now I’m] over $ 1.2 billion …
“Tell me another fighter who beat 16 world champions in a row?” Tell me another fighter who, in just two fights, won $ 650 million? …
“For Pacquiao I won $ 300 million, for McGregor I won $ 350 million.”
Over the course of his career, Mayweather has been headlining four of the five most purchased boxing PPVs of all time.
His fights with Conor McGregor, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez all netted North two million buys, edging out Evander Holyfield against Mike Tyson II.
For context, just one UFC show in history has generated over two million buys – and you know which Irishman it made headlines by.
After making UFC McGregor’s box office phenomenon the magic number 50 in his record, Mayweather retired from boxing, but resurfaced to face YouTuber-turned-professional boxer (0-1) Logan Paul.
Mayweather, 44, is believed to have made $ 132million (£ 72million) from Paul’s fight. He even revealed that a single sponsor on his ring shorts grossed him $ 30 million. Frankly, it’s crazy.
But given his unbeatable aura, cocky demeanor and undeniable skill, people have paid to watch this man play. They paid to see it fail. They paid to witness the story.
Even retired with those chandelier elements removed, Mayweather is still a draw.
“I believe in working smarter, not harder. So if it’s something easy like [the Paul fight], a legalized bank robbery, I have to do it. I have to do it, ”Mayweather, 44, said on Showtime’s pre-PPV show Inside Mayweather vs. Paul.
“My nickname is ‘Money’ for a reason. I have worked extremely hard for years and years to get to a certain level. A level where we can start to call a whole event.
“I am retired from boxing. But I’m not retired from entertainment, ”Mayweather said.
“No one has to watch. No one has to pay. Do whatever feels right for you, and I will do what makes me feel good.
Joe Rogan commented on the genius of Mayweather after he managed to secure another record breaking salary.
Now that Mayweather is a billionaire, we have to understand how he did it.
“About last night… first of all I have to say I was really surprised at how much I looked forward to this fight,” Rogan began.
“Right before the bell rang for the opening, I was legitimately giddy with excitement. I think the whole is quite fascinating.
“First of all, Floyd Mayweather is a fucking genius in more than one way. He is arguably the greatest boxer of all time, and in the twilight of his career he managed to win hundreds of millions of dollars. dollars fighting people who really don’t stand a chance of beating him, just a fucking genius.
“He found a way to compete into his forties and make more money than any other boxer alive. It’s really unbelievable. And the confidence he needs to have in his skills to fight a guy 20 years younger than him and 35 pounds heavier cannot be overstated.
“Few of the all-time greats in any sport would take that kind of a chance. I think we should like fucking this guy while he’s still around.
Mayweather is the gold standard for what a box office attraction is and can be. Where McGregor and Tyson had a knockout plot, Mayweather had skill, a confidence bordering on arrogance, and unmistakable credentials. We will never see much like him again.
So, as Rogan says, appreciate his genius while he’s still active.