Floyd Money Mayweather Vs The Notorious Conor McGregor in “The Money Fight”
With a nickname like Money you don’t get paid minimum wage. How about this for a payout – in his last bout with Conor McGregor he earned a ridiculous $180,000 per second. The fight was scheduled for 12 rounds, but regardless of the outcome Floyd Money Mayweather Junior AKA Money May was still guaranteed a bare minimum of $100 million and that doesn’t include the pay-per-view figures which are expected to bring the total up to an insane $300,000,000. Crazy, eh? With that kind of wages, perhaps he could be the first boxer to buy a space mansion. We could just imagine a Money Team gym on the red planet.
Floyd was guaranteed a cool 100 million dollars. Yikes!
Widely Recognized as Sport’s Biggest Single Payday
Most analysts recognize this outrageous money grab as the biggest single payday in sports history, most likely only rivalled by Floyd’s 2015 fight with Many Pac Man Pacquiao… though he only earned $83,000 per second that night. Wowzers! To make a joke out of the situation, Floyd walked to the ring in a ski mask to point to the fact it was a legalized bank heist.
Mayweather v McGregor was an epic battle of boxing’s best ever fighter pitted against the poster boy of the UFC and MMA in general. The relatively hard-fought win takes Mayweather to a perfect 50 and 0.
Fighting for nine full rounds and just over a third of round ten, takes the total workout to 28 minutes and 5 seconds. Hardly worth getting your gym gear on, eh? Well it’s definitely worth it if your the ex-Pretty Boy Floyd. The Las Vegas native via Grand Rapids, Michigan, is sometimes painted in a bad light by fans who don’t think his big fights have always lived up to the hype, though few can argue his boxing genius and athletic capability, even if it is at over forty years of age diminished somewhat to his magnificent prime.
Don’t feel Sorry for McGregor – he Quadrupled his Wealth
We needn’t feel sorry for McGregor as he – by his own admission – quadrupled his own wealth in the same fight and took away approximately $30 million plus pay-per-view bonus, although nowhere near Mayweather’s purse, it is still a monumental pay cheque by anyone’s standards.
Conor McGregor still went home four times richer than before the fight.
There are lots of multi-million dollar contracts and payouts in modern-day sport, but with fighters they earn their huge sums almost as quick as their punches, whereas other sportsmen have their huge contracts spread out more evenly. Quite befitting really.
Conor McGregor has admitted that losing the way he did in the so-called “Money Fight” has been hard to take. He is convinced that he had the best of the early rounds, which most fans would surely agree with him on that point. How much of that is down to Mayweather’s shrewd game plan to let The Notorious One burn out is hard to gauge.
It was hard to take – said McGregor.
Floyd Money Mayweather – Boxing’s First Billionaire
Floyd wanted to end his last fight on a positive note, rather than merely outbox his opponent and score a points win that wouldn’t sit well with many fans. A technical knock out or TKO is putting it beyond doubt who won the fight.
Floyd Money Mayweather Retires with a Perfect 50-0 Record
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