Boxing

Floyd Mayweather insists his £510m fortune ‘does not make him a bad person’

Floyd Mayweather has insisted the vast sums of money earned throughout his boxing career has not made him a bad person.

Mayweather's worth is believed to be in the region of £510million, a figure only set to increase as he prepares to fight Youtube star Logan Paul later this year.

The pair were due to go head-to-head on February 20, with a new date yet to be announced.

It's estimated that the pay-per-view clash between the pair will earn Mayweather an eye-watering sum of $100million.

Often known for flaunting his prize possessions on social media, the boxing icon has defended his attitude towards money.

Speaking on the Disruptive Entrepreneur Podcast, he said: "Just because I talk about money doesn't make me a bad person.

"I like to have the finer things in life – money don't make me, I make money.

"I like to feed my family, we can't feed our family just saying, 'I love you'.

"Money has put us in a position to have the finer things in life, so we are able to travel and have fun, live life and experience different things.

"When you're able to make a lot of money, you're able to do those things."

Many have questioned Mayweather's decision to take on Paul, whose only previous competitor in the world of boxing has been fellow Youtuber KSI.

Mayweather's last fight came in 2018, when he beat featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition match.

His last professional bout came a year earlier when he beat UFC star Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.

And explaining his reasoning for this latest bout, the 44-year-old said:

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    "[It's] something different, something I don't mind doing, and something that the people want to see.

    "I think we got a six round exhibition and I think it's going to be very entertaining, and the people are going to love it."

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