FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S boxing career generated a staggering £2.4BILLION from pay-per-views.
That is according to World Boxing News, who calculated the numbers by working out the average price for a PPV bill – which was £58 thanks to high charges in the US – and the amount of sales.
They even stated that the 44-year-old‘s fights generated a whopping £1.4bn in the United States alone.
And worldwide figures brought the figure to £2.4bn, proving Mayweather really is the ‘Money’ man after all.
It has been claimed Mayweather’s contract with Showtime made £776m alone, thanks to 14m PPV buys.
In total, Mayweather had 16 PPV fights spanning 2005-2017, culminating in his tenth round stoppage win against Conor McGregor.
His 2015 bout against Manny Pacquiao – dubbed the ‘Fight of the Century’ – earned the most buys.
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With over 4.6m purchases, the contest is said to have generated over £310m in revenue.
His second-highest grossing fight was the last of his 50 outings inside the ring.
An incredible 4.3m people bought the PPV event to see who would come out on top against Notorious, with the fight earning an estimated £287m in revenue.
Mayweather’s dust-up against Canelo Alvarez in 2013 earned £116m thanks to 2.2million buys.
According to Forbes, he was the world’s highest earning celebrity in 2018 as well as the richest sports star.
As well as owning a stunning £8m Las Vegas mansion, Mayweather also owns a fleet of supercars worth £20m.
His current net worth is estimated to be around £400m.
And he is set to add to his already vast wealth with a bumper pay-day thanks to his fight against YouTuber Logan Paul on Sunday night.