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He had electrifying hand speed, punched powerfully with deadly accuracy and had superb ringcraft.
Boxing was in his blood, with his Uncle Jeff being a pro, Uncle Roger a two-time world champion, and father, Floyd Snr, was a contender good enough to take Sugar Ray Leonard into the tenth and last round before being stopped.
But Floyd would supersede them all and go on to win world titles across five weight divisions and become the richest fighter who ever lived.
Nowadays ‘Money’ is never shy about flaunting his massive wealth, and has even caused controversy for literally burning money.
Private jets, super cars and images showing his life of excess, are plastered all over his social media accounts.
Mayweather owns two private jets — his 12-seater Gulfstream III has white seats, a fully-stocked kitchen and personalised headrests.
The custom-built plane also has gold cup holders, a gold sink and gold accents throughout.
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Mayweather has an array of glitzy pads, too.
He recently bought a $10 million Miami Beach home on the waterfront and owns a $1.95 million house in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, a $3.25 million condo at the Ritz-Carlton Residences in LA and 20,000-square-foot “big boy mansion” in Las Vegas — with features that include a 12-person shower, Fendi light fixtures and a movie theatre.
Mayweather’s wardrobe is filled with Birkin handbags, which can retail for upwards of $3,250 each.
He’s also been spotted in a Louis Vuitton towel and rarely steps outside his home without his heavily jewel-encrusted necklaces.
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His super-fight against Conor McGregor gave him another opportunity to show off the wealth he has accrued.
Shortly after his weigh-in in Las Vegas prior to the fight, Mayweather returned to his home to relax, uploading an Instagram live video of his astonishing array of motors.
Included was a Bugatti Veyron priced at an eye-watering $1.9 million along with a Rolls Royce Phantom, that goes for around $600,000, a red Lamborghini Aventador that trades for $440,000 and a yellow Ferrari 458 that can be snapped up for $340,000.
He reportedly has $18 million worth of motors in his garage that he doesn’t drive.
Now he has officially hung up his gloves, he’ll have plenty of time to enjoy his empire.
This story was originally published in The Sun and is reproduced here with their permission