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Floyd Mayweather has blasted his critics for how much he earns through his exhibition boxing matches.
The former professional boxer – who amassed an impressive 15 major world championships, including two WBC light middleweight champion titles – has hit back at critics of his venture into exhibition boxing matches.
Via a post on X – formerly Twitter – Michael Benson posted Mayweather responding to critics.
He joked: ‘Dubai, pick up a couple dollars’ he winked.
Speaking on his critics, he described them as ‘upset’ because of his success with exhibition boxing matches.
Mayweather hit back at critics for his exhibition boxing bouts in which he makes huge sums
He amassed an impressive 15 major world championships during his professional career
‘They’re upset, see, they’re upset because .. I’m smart, I cap all my faculties, I made a lot of smart investments.
‘A young kid like myself from the inner city, from the ghetto, I worked my way to the top. I was able to leave boxing on my own terms and keep all my faculties and a lot of my money.
‘They’re upset that I’m able to go out there and continue to make 40, 50, 60 million [dollars] outside the ring.
‘You can’t get mad, it’s what God wanted.
Mayweather first took to the ring for an exhibition match on New Year’s Eve in 2018 to take on Japanese kickboxer, Tenshin Nasukawa. His opponent was knocked down three times.
The undefeated boxer went on to face Logan Paul and YouTuber Deji Olatunji, with his Logan Paul clash generating an eye-watering $50million.
Mayweather’s famous fight with Conor McGregor made a revenue of $370m – dubbed as The Money Fight, with Mayweather winning with a tenth round knock-out.