Former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. has accused those fighters who constantly name-drop him of attempting to profit from his long and distinguished career.
The 39 year-old, who has recently been linked to comeback bouts with Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor despite stepping away in 2015, is enjoying his jet-set lifestyle as speculation continues regarding a potential 50th fight.
Mayweather could break Rocky Marciano’s retirement mark of 49 fights undefeated should he choose to lace up the gloves one more time, whilst making another nine-figure paycheck in the process.
As the ‘Money’ man always does, Mayweather is continually throwing everyone off the scent if any plans are in place to return in the future.
“(You’ve) Gotta love these backseat drivers so worried about another man’s legacy instead of trying to write their own. Ultimately, I will always have the last laugh,” said Mayweather.
“This is just one of my many checks (pictured). A cool $100,000,000.00 that I still have every dime of. Y’all still have to work however, I’m happily retired. At the end of the day, it’s them Benjamin Franklins that matter to me, so the jokes on you.
“I’ve made smart investments, sorry for those who thought that I couldn’t read, write, or count.
“Y’all call them watches, I call them time pieces. Y’all call them boats, I call them yachts. Y’all call them houses, I call them mansions. Y’all charter jets and we own jets,” he added.
The obvious desire for Mayweather to make more and more cash is what most believe will pull him back to the sport in the end, although as things stand, a rematch with Pacquiao or a crossover clash with McGregor are at the back of the five-weight world champion’s mind.