Floyd Mayweather added a good chunk of cash to his fortunes with what the now 50-0 boxing great said would be his last fight ever. Mayweather pocketed a guaranteed $100 million purse for his boxing match against Conor McGregor and “Money” has stated he could make over $300 million when everything including pay-per-view is added up.
Mayweather appeared for his first television appearance on Steve Harvey’s new talk show on Monday night and the two spoke about his historic 50-0 record, the fight, and his opponent.
Harvey asked if Mayweather and McGregor have spoken at all since the fight.
“No, we haven’t spoke since the fight,” said Mayweather. “We had a beef and settled our beef. We had a beef. I feel like I was the better man.
“Like I told him, experience will play a major key. But I said on paper everything leans towards Conor McGregor. You know, he’s 28, I’m 40-years-old. But, being in the sport 21 years, I just feel like the wisdom that I have, the IQ is totally, totally different. Especially when it’s at the pinnacle.”
Mayweather also added that with McGregor coming from mixed martial arts, he knew the amount of time spent fighting in the boxing ring would be a major factor.
“This was the game plan,” Floyd Mayweather said. “I knew that he was used to fighting 25 minutes. I said once we get him past 25 minutes, he’s a dead man walking. Dead man walking.”
Another thing that Harvey pointed out was that Floyd took part in a charity basketball game the day after the fight and even agreed to take part in the game ahead of time knowing it was the very next day.
“It’s about giving back, man,” said Mayweather.
“I’m a man of my word. Gotta stand on my word. That’s all I gotta say.”
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 9/12/2017.