Floyd Mayweather Shows Off Impressive Cheque From McGregor Bout

Floyd Mayweather has earned an mouth-watering amount of money for his boxing match against Conor McGregor at Las Vegas. Pundits have known for weeks that one of the biggest fights in decades would carry a big pay cheque; and the undefeated boxer hasn't been shy in showing off his prizes.

Following the match, where he defeated The Notorious by technical knockout after 10 rounds, he uploaded a video to Instagram which showed him accepting the cheque as well as his very shiny and gold WBC belt.

Credit: Floyd Mayweather/Instagram

In the footage, he claims that the cheque has nine figures written on it, which is just plain depressing for the rest of us who will probably never achieve that type of money.

He's estimated to have received $100 million (£77.6 million) for winning the fight, but once everything is tallied up, his bank account is expected to be much bigger. Some people are claiming he might earn as much as $350 million (£271.6 million), once ticket sales, pay-per-view income and other royalties are included.

That's around the same purse he took home following his fight with Manny Pacquiao two years ago.

Mayweather McGregor
Mayweather McGregor

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According to ESPN, Mayweather wanted to put a $400,000 (£309,957) on himself to win in under 9.5 rounds, but was told by bookies there was legal concerns surrounding him placing such a wager. While the bookmakers looked into the legality of the bet, Mayweather reportedly changed his mind and tried to put on a different bet - for him to win by knockout or TKO - but ended up abandoning the whole thing, because he wasn't happy to wait.

It has since turned out that Nevada State authorities don't have any specific rule banning boxers from betting on themselves, so the bets should have been accepted.


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Even more frustratingly for Mayweather, either of his bets would have resulted in a win. I mean, it's not like he needs the money is it, but it still must have been pretty annoying.

Following the incredible win, Mayweather announced his retirement from boxing, saying in his post-match press conference: "I chose the right dance partner to dance with." He then confirmed that he'll never fight again, leaving his legacy behind with an emphatic record of 50-0.

Well, with a paycheque like the one above, I'm sure he won't run out of activities to keep him busy.

Mayweather later celebrated his win with a trip to Girl Collection - the strip club he owns.

Featured Image Credit: Floyd Mayweather/Instagram

Stewart Perrie

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