Floyd Mayweather: Legend Predicts 'Money May' Will Go Broke?Written by Leroy Cleveland
Perhaps we shouldn't give up on a Mayweather vs Pacquiao rematch after all?
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Now retired, Floyd Mayweather continues to flaunt his money and spend, spend, spend.
According to TMZ, , the fight great recently placed an order for $3.5 million Bugatti Chiron, a quad-turbocharged French sport car. In fact, its been reported he spent the same amount to purchase another car last year.
And today, the UK's Mail Online reported Floyd flaunted his luxurious private jet via his Instagram account.
Although Mayweather insists he's rejected several high-money offers to return to the ring, one must speculate if a return is imminent given his extremely lavish lifestyle.
Two years ago, almost to the day, numerous media outlets famously reported that Floyd Mayweather had bet $10 Million on the Denver Broncos to defeat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. Although it was later confirmed a rumor, Floyd is known to gamble large sums at a time so the story, although presumably untrue, was not surprising.
The Broncos will play in the Super Bowl again on Sunday (Hint, hint).
Can Floyd Mayweather, even with the millions he's rightfully earned as one of the top fighters ever, maintain his spending ways?
Another boxing legend doesn't think so.
Two years ago, legendary heavyweight champion Larry Holmes, who earned millions during his three decades as a fighter, warned 'Money May' about the latter's perceived frivolity.
"The story with Mayweather interests me more than his fighting because he is crazy," Holmes told Sky Sports in 2014.
Larry Holmes, then 64, admitted he was guilty of overspending on luxurious items he didn't need and sees a similar pattern with Mayweather.
"I had five Rolls Royces. I had 27 cars. I had a bus, a 49 seat bus for all of my friends to go to Atlantic City to come hang out and party. Did I need any of that?"
"No, [Floyd Mayweather will not keep his money]."
"Money don't have no friends because when people are rich their eyes see things that they don't really need...like Mayweather. And like Larry Holmes even."
He's been accurate before...
Prior to his 1988 bout with then-heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, Holmes insisted Tyson would be in jail in five years... And, slightly over four years later, Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison followed by four years on probation.
Will Holmes, in Mayweather's case, be prophetic again?
... So far, Larry, Floyd seems to be well-prepared for the future.
'Money, Money, Money.': The animated preview of Mayweather vs Canelo focuses on Floyd's money and lavish lifestyle and includes the sports legend wiping with legal tender on a solid gold toilet ( Courtesy Taiwanese Animators)