'Money' Mayweather Reveals How Much He'll Earn From McGregor Fight
It's now 23 days and counting until Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor get into the ring in Las Vegas and sort it out once and for all.
Months of speculation over the fight have now been followed by months of build-up. Everybody has been talking the talk, and in just over three weeks someone will walk the walk too.
The earnings of both Mayweather and McGregor have largely been based on the rumour-mill, but in an interview with Showtime, Mayweather has proven that his nickname, 'Money', stands for a reason.
Talking on a documentary series called All Access: Mayweather v McGregor, the American boxer stated that he'll earn $300m (£226m) for his part in the fight.
He said: "I mean, am I the highest paid athlete out there? And just coming back? Are we not talking about no contact?
"We not talking about no contract for no four years, or no contract for no five years. I can do it in 36 minutes.
"$300m or better. In 36 minutes."
If you want to know what that roughly translates as, it's $500m (£378m) per hour.
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The 'or better' line suggests that Mayweather thinks he can see off McGregor in less than the 12 rounds of three minutes.
Either way, $500m for one hour's work and never have to do anything again in your life, you'd take that, wouldn't you?
Mayweather, who owns Mayweather Promotions doesn't half like showing that he has cash. Earlier in the week the 49-0 boxer teased McGregor about cash in a video on Instagram.
The video features Mayweather showing off his collection of very expensive watches. The caption read: "It's time to do your homework. A light ten piece with no sauce... And for the record that's a 44mm white gold Patek Philippe."
Patek Philippe watches are instantly sold in the six-figure range.
As if that wasn't enough showboating, in the documentary clip, Mayweather pulls out a bag, filled with wads of cash.
He added: "I got money, all in hundreds. I can't say what Conor McGregor is doing. I can't say what the UFC is paying him, but every month I make millions.
"They call me money Mayweather for a reason, I'm going to get it regardless."
Money and sport are going together hand-in-hand down a dangerous path. On Wednesday, the figures revealed in the transfer of Neymar from Barcelona to Paris St. Germain shocked many.
In a £198m transfer, the Brazilian is expected to earn £515,000 per week, AFTER tax.
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