March 23, 2016 at 12:01 am
FLOYD Mayweather Jr. revealed that he still makes $1millon a month and is happy to stay retired.
The former pound-for-pound king retired after beating eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao in a disappointing “Fight of the Century” last May 2. He then scored a lopsided decision over Andre Berto in September, ending his glittering career undefeated at 49-0.
Sky Sports in Britain reported that plenty of fighters have tried to tempt Mayweather (49-0-KO 24) out of retirement, including long-time rival Manny Pacquiao, who returns to the ring to take on Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas on April 9.
But the 39-year-old Mayweather is now focused on promoting and is happy with the decision to hang up his gloves.
In a post on Instagram, Mayweather said: “Making seven figures monthly without moving a finger, just further proves that I’ve made brilliant investments and decisions that allow me to walk away from the ring. They say ‘life is what you make it’ and to that, I’ll agree wholeheartedly!”
He added: “As I sit here acknowledging how blessed I am to be retired a year shy of my 40th birthday, it’s nearly impossible to say that I am not living the ‘American Dream’. Without my usual six-pack or muscle tone in sight, I can sit back and get the last laugh, knowing that I put in the ‘Hard Work & Dedication’ to be 49-0. I’m blessed to wake up every morning, certain that my bank accounts are growing. I’m proud to be a King.”
Mayweather, who recently completed an European media tour, which included several shows in Britain with Sky Sports Johnny Nelson hosting a number of them, said he will not be making a return to boxing.
“The one thing that hasn’t surprised me is the way he has been mobbed wherever he’s gone. You could see people getting itchy in their seats—moaning and groaning—but as soon as he walked in, all that disappeared. People were all over him. They wanted autographs, pictures, questions, everything. He apologized for being late but it was completely forgotten as soon as they saw him,” Nelson said.