Mayweather Blasts Critics, Other Fighters
Floyd Mayweather is tired of fighters forgetting that he is retired. Seeing his name come up in headlines more often than he would like the past month, "Money" posted a lengthy message reaffirming his retirement and chastising fighters trying to live off of his name.
In typical Mayweather fashion, the message was attached to an Instagram photo of a $100 million check he received for his fight with Manny Pacquiao.
"Gotta love these backseat drivers so worried about another man’s legacy instead of trying to write their own," Mayweather wrote. "Ultimately, I will always have the last laugh. This is just one of my checks, a cool $100,000,000 that I still have every dime of. Y’all still have to work however, I’m happily retired. At the end of the day, it’s them Benjamin Franklins that matter to me, so the joke’s on you."
Mayweather has been brought up constantly since Manny Pacquiao’s return earlier this month. Pacquiao was successful in reclaiming his welterweight title from Jesse Vargas, and Mayweather’s presence ringside at the event reinvigorated talks of a potential rematch.
The first Mayweather-Pacquiao bout provided the biggest paycheck of Mayweather’s lavish career, and many in the boxing world believe that a rematch would be the only bout that could bring Mayweather back.
But according to Floyd, he’s sitting pretty in retirement. The richest fighter in boxing ended his message with one last reminder about his financial security:
"I’ve made smart investments, sorry for those who thought that I couldn’t read, write or count. Y’all call them watches, I call them time pieces. Y’all call them boats, I call them yachts. Y’all call them houses, I call them mansions. Y’all charter jets and we own jets."