Floyd Mayweather is unconcerned by the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, demonstrating this by waving big stacks of money around on Instagram.
The boxing legend earned hundreds of millions of dollars during his fabled career, which saw him retire at 50-0 after beating Conor McGregor in August 2017.
The 43-year-old earned the nickname ‘Money’ for being one of the highest paid athletes on the planet over the last two decades and is never shy of flaunting his wealth for the world to see.
The American has apparently heard talk of him burning through his cash and being left with little to show for his exploits, but he is keen to refute such talk.
While on an Instagram Live with former NFL star Antonio Brown, the five-weight world champion whipped out $60,000 in cash to prove his point. ‘People saying “Floyd going to end up with nothing” but I made smart investments,’ Mayweather said on Instagram Live.
‘That’s why, right now, with this huge academic, with his huge… with this huge s**t that’s going on, this crazy stuff that’s going on, my investments are still paying off [Floyd unveils the cash].
‘This is not about throwing this in anybody’s face or showing off, this is saying that when there’es a recession I can still feed my loved ones. ‘Tough times don’t last, tough people do.’
Despite his sound investments, there had been talk of a return to the ring for Mayweather this year, with a rematch against McGregor or Manny Pacquiao touted as possibilities.
However, personal tragedies have curtailed those plans, with Mayweather losing his uncle Roger and the mother to three of his children, Jodie Harris, in the space of a week earlier this month.
Given the difficult news in recent weeks, Mayweather has informed friends he has shelved plans to put the gloves on again.