Floyd gets paid for press conferences
Floyd Money Mayweather has revealed how much he was paid for attending a press conference promoting a fight in Japan later this year.
Mayweather will take on Mikuru Asakura in Tokyo this fall, an event that will earn the former pound-for-pound king an incredible eight figures.
Not to be underpaid for his time, Mayweather arranged a package deal to turn it into promoting the event this week.
“Do you want to know how much I got paid to be here?” Want to know how much? – One point five,” Mayweather told ES News’ Elie Seckback as he walked side by side with the organizer.
He added: “Do you know who wired me the money? – Him!” pointing to the Japanese businessman disbursing the money.
Mayweather also spoke to Seckback about a possible documentary about his life that he plans to release.
“I filmed my life behind the scenes from 1996 to today,” he explained.
“I didn’t know that people were capable of making documentaries. I just filmed it to have it for myself. I have no intention of releasing it.
“What you’re going to see is a lot of me boxing. I mean, I boxed everyone, and I had a lot of good days. I had a lot of bad days at the gym, but I never had bad paydays.
On helping the homeless, Mayweather added, “It’s just my calling to give back. Being able to stay warm, be able to shower and eat three meals a day. I will give back.
Concluding on the exhibits, potentially against YouTubers, Mayweather said: “I spoke to Andre Ward at the International Boxing Hall of Fame on stage.
“Ward said he didn’t mind doing a show against [a YouTuber]. But [another YouTuber] reached out and said he wanted part two [against me]and it’s the same guy who said he didn’t get paid.
“So often stop listening to the whole bull because when you bring up the name Floyd Mayweather, you stay relevant. I’m always the reaction. I’m not the action.
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