The Staggering Amount Floyd Mayweather Earned After Pacquiao Mentioned His Name

The Staggering Amount Floyd Mayweather Earned After Pacquiao Mentioned His Name

Rene Otinga
updated at February 21, 2024 at 5:27 PM
  • Floyd Mayweather has broken his silence over rematching Manny Pacquiao
  • Pacquiao announced the fight was official on RIZIN back in December
  • Mayweather claims he earned a hefty amount after Pacquiao’s announcement

Floyd Mayweather recently claimed he made millions from his eternal rival Manny Pacquiao’s announcement that the two boxers would spar in the near future.

On New Year’s Eve, Pacquiao shocked the world by revealing a fight with Mayweather was in the works.

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are due for a rematch
Floyd Mayweather was not pleased that Manny Pacquiao announced a rematch. Photo: Peerapon Boonyakiat.
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The eight-weight world champion was beaten by Mayweather nearly a decade ago in a fight that generated the most revenue to date at £500 million.

Years after the fight, Pacquiao, now retired, boldly claimed a rematch was on the cards at a RIZIN event.

“I will see you here in Japan again, for a big fight. Floyd Mayweather, I thought you wouldn’t want me to say that. I am excited for that," the 45-year-old said.

Mayweather’s response

The announcement apparently did not sit well with Mayweather, who slammed his former rival while appearing on The Pivot Podcast.

“When Manny Pacquiao spoke about that, he shouldn’t have because there’s a time and a place for everything,” ‘The Money man’ said.

According to Mayweather, Pacquiao’s statement two months ago had a financial implication on him as he allegedly earned £3million.

“It’s so crazy when he spoke about it. I could have easily come out and say, ‘Yeah you spoke about it I ain’t have to say nothing’. Just by him saying my name they gave me a cheque for $4 million.”

Known for his outspoken nature, Mayweather further claimed Pacquiao’s claim to fame was mainly the hype surrounding the possibility of the Filipino boxer dethroning him.

After getting floored in 2015, Pacquiao blamed the defeat on an apparent shoulder injury, per Sports Illustrated.

For Mayweather, he recorded two more professional wins against Andre Berto and Conor McGregor before retiring with a flawless record of 50-0.

No Pacquiao at 2024 Paris Olympics

In other news, Sports Brief reported on Pacquiao’s absence from the upcoming Paris Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) unfortunately rejected a request to have the retired boxer compete at the games, effectively killing his dream of representing the Philippines at the Olympics.

The IOC ruled that the age limit of 40 for boxers would be upheld. He would be ineligible to participate as he is already 45 years old.

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