Boxing News 2014: Money May Goes on a New York Shopping Spree; To Visit Leicester on June 18
By Vittorio Hernandez | May 16, 2014 8:39 AM EST
Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr is certainly enjoying the fruits of his fists after a successful but dubious victory over Argentinean boxer Marcos Maidana on May 3.
More than a week about the talked-about and controversial bout, Money May was seen on Tuesday with burly bodyguards shopping in New York. He had with him a large bag on his right shoulder, presumably full of money to burn (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/boxing/article-2628146/Floyd-Mayweather-counts-cost-success-New-York-shopping-spree.html).
There were times when the 37-year-old boxer was seen bringing out wads of $100 bills from the bag, reported the Daily Mail. Dollar bills have become some sort of plaything for the boxing champ who has been seen in a video clip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E2MAx0m3pI) timing how fast could the Mayweather girls count his money.
Certainly, Mayweather lives up to his moniker since his estimated lifetime earnings of $300 million has increased by a minimum $32 million - the guaranteed purse in his bout versus Maidana.
By his estimate, Mayweather reckons he made about $70 million from the May 3 bout, the difference coming from pay-per-view revenue, although there are no official figures yet for the PPV revenues.
Besides enjoying his wealth by shopping, Mayweather is scheduled to go on a world tour. Among his stops is England, particularly Bolton - the hometown of British boxer Amir Khan who has been raring to fight Mayweather - and Leicester.
He will be in Leicester on June 18 to attend a black tie dinner - where plates cost £100-£300 each - at Maher Centre on Ravensbridge Drive, Leicester city centre.
To host the event is Johnny Nelson, a former WBO cruiserweight champion and currently a Sky Sports presenter.
Leicester had previously hosted similar diners with a good turnout for other boxing greats such as Mike Tyson, Jose Calzage and Ricky Hatton.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Still The World Champions: Team USA Overpowers Serbia, 129-92 To Win 2014 FIBA World Cup [PHOTOS]
- Pope Francis: World War III Has Started On Piecemeal
- After Win Over Maidana, Mayweather Says He Is Prepared To Negotiate A Fight With Pacquiao
- From Fat To Fit: Celebrities Who Were Overweight Before They Became The Beauties That They Are
Join the Conversation
- Manny Pacquiao Begins Training Sans Freddie Roach
- Boxing News 2014: Showtime VP Favours Pacquiao As Mayweather’s Next Ring Opponent; Money May Insists Fight Should Be Over Showtime PPV Only
- Three Reasons Why Brock Lesnar Must Fight The Undertaker At Night Of Champions And Not John Cena [VIDEO]
- Michael Schumacher Rehabilitation Update: F1 Champion In-Home Health Care And Services Consist Of 15 Medical Staff
- Miami Heat Prepare For Life Without LeBron James, To Feature More Of Wade And Bosh In New System
- iPhone 6 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi4 – The iPhone Killer Certainly Can Battle Well With The New Apple Phablet
- Ukraine Crisis: Poland Denies Supplying Weapons To Kiev
- Google Nexus 8 Release Date Countdown Begins Oct 8: 8 Killer Specs and Features to Expect