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Mayweather brags about his 7-figure monthly income

Floyd Mayweather JrBy Dan Ambrose: Floyd Mayweather Jr. posted an Instragram message last night showing him with a bundle of money that he’s counting out, and a message bragging about how he’s enjoying his retirement and making a monthly seven-figure income from his investments.

Mayweather’s post on Instagram would seem to be a message to the recent articles that have sprang up about the possibility of him making a comeback to go after win No.50 against IBF/IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin this year.

Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez believes that the reason Mayweather is name dropping Golovkin’s name so frequently nowadays is because he’s testing the waters to see how much interest there is in a fight between him and the Kazakhstan star.

However, the latest Instagram message from Mayweather would suggest that he has no such intention of making a comeback to fight Golovkin. What Sanchez might not be considering is that Mayweather might be mentioning Golovkin so often now is perhaps out of jealousy, because of the attention he’s receiving from the boxing fans and the media.

Golovkin is seamlessly moving in and taking all the attention that Mayweather used to receive from the fans, but Golovkin is receiving more positive press and adoration than Mayweather in some cases.

“The retired life. 7 figures monthly. Retired before 40 years old. Made smart investments,” said Mayweather.

Mayweather just turned 39, and he’s clearly young enough to resume his career for another fight or two. Mayweather brags about making a million per month off his investments, but he would likely make $40 million per fight if he were to comeback now. If Mayweather were to fight someone popular like Golovkin, he could make as much as $80 million. I don’t think that’s a fight that would give Mayweather a $100 million payday, but you never know.

They say "Life Is What You Make It" and to that, I'll agree wholeheartedly! As I sit here acknowledging how blessed I am to be retired a year shy of my 40th birthday, it's nearly impossible to say that I am not living the "American Dream". Without my usual six-pack or muscle tone in sight, I can sit back and get the last laugh, knowing that I put in the "Hard Work & Dedication" to be 49-0. I'm blessed to wake up every morning, certain that my bank accounts are growing. Making 7 figures monthly without moving a finger, just further proves that I've made brilliant investments and decisions that allow me to walk away from the ring, comfortably. I'm proud to be a King. Video credit: @greg_larosa_tmt

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Many boxing fans would gladly pay to see Mayweather fight Golovkin if only just to have the opportunity to see if Mayweather will get knocked out. Golovkin is a next level fighter, and not a limited guy like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez or Andre Berto. Mayweather would be in great danger of being knocked out by Golovkin in the clinical sense, and I think a lot of fans would love to see that happen.

We could be talking about a fight that would generate over 2 million PPV buys. Golovkin has a lot of Mexican fans, and it might be another Canelo vs. Mayweather type of fight. It wouldn’t likely attract the same interest as a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight, but there would still be a huge amount of fans wanting to see Mayweather face Golovkin.

Mayweather is stuck at 49-0 right now. It’s hard to imagine that he’ll not want to come back to try and win his 50th fight. His lack of ambition in his last fight in selecting an over-matched past his best Andre Berto would suggest that Mayweather might look for another soft job if he were to comeback. In that case, it would be difficult to imagine his comeback fight bringing in more than 200,000 PPV buys.

Many fans already feel like they were ripped off by the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight with the sky-price for the fight, the incredibly poor skeleton undercard that came with it, and the poor performances from both fighters.

Mayweather made it worse by choosing to fight Berto on PPV in his next fight after the Pacquiao fiasco. It was a poor decision on Mayweather’s part. That is why he would have to fight someone actually good this time for him to have a chance at getting many PPV buys.

Selecting someone Robert Guerrero or Berto isn’t going to work. Mayweather recently mentioned unbeaten WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia as someone who he felt would be a big enough name for him to crowd out the attention being received by the Amir Khan vs. Saul “Canelo Alvarez fight.

That would be a typical Mayweather type move in selecting a shaky welterweight champion like Danny Garcia, who barely beat Guerrero recently in winning the vacant WBC welterweight title. Garcia is considered by many boxing fans to be little more than a paper champion. I don’t think there would be a lot of interest in a Mayweather-Garcia fight other than from a small segment of the U.S, perhaps in the New York or Philadelphia areas of the U.S.

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