Floyd Mayweather breaks silence, fires back following reports of tax issues

Floyd Mayweather

Monday afternoon, reports surfaced that undefeated boxing icon Floyd Mayweather petitioned the US Tax Court for a 3-month agreement to pay off his 2015 taxes, asking for the IRS to allow him to pay after his August 26th scrap with Conor McGregor. Conor McGregor was quick to fire back at Mayweather over the incident, saying that Mayweather should have paid his taxes and stayed retired.

Mayweather has now broken his silence on the matter now, releasing a lengthy statement on Instagram:

“Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear, especially when it comes to media in this country. While everyone is counting my money and assuming the worst, these are the facts… Uncle Sam, received $26,000,000.00 from me in 2015! What else could they possibly want? I’m sure I would have been notified much sooner if there were any real discrepancies right? Bottom line, everybody just wants to be a part of the “Money May” show, including the IRS! That’s fine, you can crunch numbers all day but in the end, my empire is rock solid and intact! Now Calculate That!
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Stay tuned for updates as they become available!

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/11/2017.