Floyd Mayweather has sent a message to his critics after claiming that he will make $100million from the Logan Paul fight.
The 50-0 boxing legend is planning to rearrange his exhibition bout with the 0-1 YouTuber and made some strong comments about the event this week.
Floyd told the Disruptive Entrepreneur podcast: “I can fight a fighter right now and I can guarantee myself $35million.
“I can eventually probably make $50million, for just a regular fight.
“Or me and Logan Paul can go out, entertain, have fun and make nine figures $100million or more.
“Everybody thinks that ‘retired’ means at home with your feet up and picking up weight.
“I prefer to go out, still entertain and have fun.
“Just because I still go out, entertain and have fun doesn’t mean that I still wanna fight for 12 rounds.
“I think we’ve got a six-round exhibition. I think it’s gonna be very entertaining for the people, I think people are gonna love it.
“$35million for 12 rounds or $100million for six rounds – big difference.”
As expected, there was fan backlash to Mayweather’s comments and some have event suggested he would be tarnishing his legacy.
On Friday night, he appeared to respond to these critics.
Mayweather posted a video showing him slowly hitting a heavy bag as a small amount of money fell around him.
He then massively upped the tempo as more dollar bills began to descend – subtly trying to convey that money is his motivation.
Despite not directly referencing the Logan Paul issue in his video, his caption read: “They’re worried about the legacy, I’m worried about the currency.”