The undefeated boxing star Floyd Mayweather had fought in the second exhibition of his career last year against social media sensation Logan Paul, with the fight having sold around one million pay-per-views. Paul hit out at Mayweather months after the bout claiming that he hadn’t been paid in full for the fight which took place last June. ‘Maverick’ had labeled Mayweather as a “f***ing s***bag”. He later stated that the boxing legend “doesn’t have any money” to pay him. His YouTuber-turned-boxer sibling Jake then accused Mayweather of being “broke”, stating he couldn’t pay his brother as he spent the money on girls.
The ex-Disney actor said: “Floyd is broke, man. I’ve been saying it the whole entire time.”
Floyd Mayweather fires back in style
However, Mayweather had boasted of being a billionaire last year after claiming he has banked $1.2bn (£875m), and has tried to shut down speculation he is struggling financially. Taking to Instagram, the Michigan native shared multiple pictures of himself, with the caption: “My philosophy is… ‘never stop getting it!'”
One of those images included him counting a large sum of money while wearing a diamond-encrusted watch.
Paul had claimed his ring rival had not paid him properly for the fight, blasting him as a “rat” during a furious rant. The YouTuber later added up on his accusation confirming that he will be taking legal action against Mayweather over the alleged failed payment. Mayweather admitted that the receiving of payment takes time after professional fights when responding to the claims.
Rumors have sparked regarding a rematch between McGregor and the former boxing champion which might draw some huge money as well. Conor McGregor is likely to go beyond the limits to challenge Floyd Mayweather for a rematch, according to Aljamain Sterling. However, the bantamweight champion does not want the Irishman to give up on MMA without correcting what has been a poor recent record.