When Floyd Mayweather steps back in the ring in February, the five-division world champion will add to an already iconic career as one of sports’ biggest earners of all time.
It was only a matter of time before Floyd “Money” Mayweather made headlines again.
Only months removed from his eight-round exhibition fight with YouTuber-turned-boxer Logan Paul, Mayweather is back in the spotlight after announcing he will look to make history by taking part in the first match to be held on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai.
Mayweather’s opponent in the Feb. 20 exhibition is yet to be named, but all indications are that he will face YouTuber Reshad “Money Kicks” Belhasa.
But really it doesn’t matter who he fights.
A matchup with Mayweather is a guaranteed draw no matter who it involves or where it takes place — helipad or huge arena.
Boasting a 50-0 record, it’s safe to say the 44-year old “retired” boxer is a claimant to the GOAT designation in professional boxing. And he apparently isn’t done yet.
With his latest combat spectacle sure to add a new layer to his legacy and pad his pockets, even more, it’s time to take stock of how Mayweather made his bag.
From endorsements and investments to the guaranteed paydays he’s pulled for his many punchouts, Mayweather is a bonafide billion-dollar industry unto himself.
Floyd Mayweather’s Career Earnings
Additional money milestones:
- Made $100 million from the 2021 exhibition fight with Logan Paul — $10 million for showing up, $30 million in endorsements, and the remaining from his cut of PPV sales.
- Established Mayweather Productions, which has netted in excess of $350 million while generating over $1 billion in total pay-per-view revenues.
- Earned a record $275 million for his fight against Conor McGregor in 2017
- Took home $120 million for his fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2015
- No. 6 on Sportico’s list of all-time highest earning athletes
Pro boxing record: 50-0 (27 KOs)
Record in world title fights: 26-0 (10 KOs)
Weight class world titles: 5 (super featherweight, lightweight, super lightweight, welterweight, light middleweight)
Lineal championships: 4 (super featherweight, lightweight, welterweight x2)
Olympic medals: 1 (bronze, Atlanta 1996)
Most accurate puncher in CompuBox history
No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter of all time according to BoxRec
The “Money” Brand
The money really started to flow for Floyd when he split with Bob Arum’s Top Rank in 2006 and created Mayweather Promotions to handle things under his own roof.
With his career in his own hands, Mayweather went on to amass world championships in five divisions in a sensational professional career which includes huge wins over all-timers like Pacquiao, Shane Mosley, Oscar De La Hoya, and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez — each time securing bigger and bigger fight purses.
And as one of the top earners in all of sports, he’s frequently claimed the No. 1 spot on Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-earning athletes in addition to landing the top spot on their decade-ending list in 2019 with an estimated $915 million.
In addition to Mayweather Promotions, which continues to attract a growing roster of promising fighters, Floyd is also invested in fashion through his lifestyle brand, The Money Team, and NASCAR through his stock car racing organization, The Money Team Racing.
And let’s not forget about the nightclub (Girl Collection) and roller skating rink (Skate Rock City) he owns in Las Vegas, or the numerous charitable organizations he’s involved with, or the countless brand partnerships he’s entered into — such as the deal he signed with OddsChecker earlier this fall to promote the start of the NFL season.
In fact, the upcoming fight in Dubai is expected to feature boxing’s first-ever blockchain and NFT integration, the finer details of which have yet to be revealed.
While it’s unknown just how much will be on the line for the upcoming fight, it’s a safe bet that everyone involved will make some major money — and that Floyd won’t be fading off into the background no matter what happens in the ring.