Floyd Mayweather Jr. stands in the ring during his WBC-WBA welterweight title boxing fight against Marcos Maidana Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather beat Marcos Maidana on Saturday night to bring his overall record to 46-0. Some saw his victory in a close judges' decision as suspect, and Maidana himself woofed after the fight that he should have been given the win.
But here's one thing that's not up for debate: Mayweather made a mint for the fight — $32 million in guaranteed money, to be precise, plus a portion of pay-per-view receipts.
Another thing not up for debate: Mayweather is far from shy. He took to Instagram on Monday evening to boast about his earnings:
Mayweather said in the photo's caption that he's hoping for a $70 million payday after pay-per-view numbers come in. Whether that's actually an attainable number is up for debate, but $14,815 per second in guaranteed money sure ain't shabby. (Of course, weeks of training and other preparation preceded the actual 36-minute fight, but still.)
Mayweather is a master of social media and self-promotion; on Tuesday, he posted this miniature supercut of himself both whaling on Maidana, and evading his opponent's blows:
And on Saturday, Mayweather posted the following selfie of himself posing on fight night with, um, Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne. (Side note: What a world, folks). Further proving his marketing prowess, Mayweather posted the photo via Shots, an app in which he's an investor.
Maidana received a $1.5 million guarantee for Saturday's fight, according to Forbes. That's not too shabby, but we can't get our heads around Mayweather's $14,000 per second number.
If you need us, meanwhile, we'll be sobbing under our desks while trying to subsist off saltines and rainwater.