Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a master promoter, understanding how to make money by doing very little. And, while that seems fitting considering his nickname is “Money Mayweather,” the boxer took things to a while new level in a video that’s making the rounds on the Internet.
In the video (seen below), Mayweather talks about how he was traveling to Saudi Arabia to review the terms of a long-rumored rematch with Manny Pacquiao. While the clip’s only 10 seconds long and didn’t give many details, it’s easy to see why some people may have been hyped up with the tease.
Sadly, if you’re one of those mega boxing fans who thought Floyd Mayweather Jr. was about to step back in the ring and take on Pacquiao, you’re about to be pretty disappointed — because it was all just a money grab for Mayweather.
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In a separate social media post, Floyd took to Instagram to clarify that the video touting the Pacquiao rematch was nothing more than a quick paycheck; albeit a big one, with the boxer also posting a wire transfer receipt showing $2.2 million getting deposited to his bank account. Here’s the caption he wrote.
“There is a video circulating that I made 8 months ago about a “MAYWEATHER – PACQUIAO” REMATCH. I got paid $2,200,000 to make the video. The truth is, the fight will never happen again. Now, swipe left and look at the money that got wired to me for the video. Now, who’s the smart one ? I’m making millions just for 10 second video drops”
Welp, you really have lived up to your nickname, Floyd, because that’s a pretty savage move to pull.
Additionally, Mayweather posted another Instagram pic that was from a FightHype article that talked about how the fight will never happen, with the website reaching out to the boxer to “clear the air” and shutdown all the rumors or speculation. Take a look below.
So, basically, Floyd Mayweather Jr. pulled an April Fools Joke on everyone in August, explained why he did so and then laughed all the way to the bank with a cool $2.2 million. Yep, seems about right for a guy who loves money more than a fat kid loves cake. Hey, when you can get it like that, who can blame him?