Floyd Mayweather is the highest paid boxer in history, and he was recently announced as the highest paid athlete of the year. Floyd Mayweather made over $300 million dollars in the last 12-months, and Manny Pacquiao trails behind him at $160 million. Everyone else on the Forbes list was no where close to the undefeated champ.
It’s kind of crazy if you think about it, Floyd Mayweather made $300-million dollars for boxing in two matches! LeBron James plays hundreds of basketball games a year, and he does not make a quarter of what Floyd Mayweather makes. However, it should be noted that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are the top paid athlete because of their mega-fight.
Yahoo! Sports recently revealed that the Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather fight was the richest single event in sports history. The boxing matchup generated over $600-million dollars, and not even the Super Bowl has ever reached that level of astronomical profits. However, there are several people around the world that feel that Floyd Mayweather does not deserve $300-million dollars, and I happen to agree with them. Floyd is an extremely boring fighter, and people feel robbed when they order his fights. Unfortunately, Daniel Amen, who you can connect with through linkedin, points out that Floyd Mayweather is a genius, and he has figured a way out to continuously outsmart the boxing public.