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Floyd Mayweather reveals eye-watering EIGHT-FIGURE tax bill despite only fighting once in 2023… as the boxing legend splashes 'light million and change' to watch the Super Bowl in Las Vegas with 34 people

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  • Floyd Mayweather fought Aaron Chalmers in his only exhibition bout of 2023 
  • The American spared no bones in posting his huge tax bill on social media
  • The Michigan-born fighter retired with an undefeated 50-0 professional record 

Floyd Mayweather has publicly revealed that he has paid a whopping eight-figure sum in tax in the last year on social media.   

Mayweather is known as one of the richest sportspeople in history with his stunning exploits in the ring earning him some enormous fight purses, the fighter coining the nickname ‘Money’.

Although retired from the professional game, Mayweather has returned to the ring for a series of exhibition fights, as well as owning a number of businesses and multiple properties.

Reports in December suggested that an agreement had been made to rematch Manny Pacquiao in a 2024 exhibition clash, thought to be in Japan as the two reignite their rivalry later this year.

Mayweather, however, has spared no bones on social media by flaunting how much he has been earning by posting a picture of his tax cheque, accompanied by a typically brash and posturing caption.

Floyd Mayweather took to Instagram to post his whopping eight-figure tax bill for 2023

Floyd Mayweather took to Instagram to post his whopping eight-figure tax bill for 2023

The American retired from professional boxing in 2017 with an undefeated record (50-0)

The American retired from professional boxing in 2017 with an undefeated record (50-0)

‘Just before I paid that light million and change for that little Super Bowl stuff, I had to pay the IRS aka Uncle Sam $18,047,181 (£14.3million),’ he wrote on Instagram. 

‘This is what I owed in taxes while I’m retired so just imagine what I was paying when I was activated.’

Mayweather had been busy on social media throughout Thursday, and earlier posted another bill – this time for his purchase of a suite to watch the Super Bowl in Las Vegas with 34 friends. 

‘I don’t kiss a** and I never have to beg for nothing especially not to get a Super Bowl suite. 

‘I don’t mind accepting invites at times, but one things for sure…The person that’s paying does all the saying. 

‘Therefore I get My Own seats and suites so I can do what I want and invite who I want! I’m blessed to be taking 34 people to experience the 1st Super Bowl in Las Vegas!’

He was quick to add the price of the venture at the bottom, which was: ‘$1,131,000.00 (£896,000).’

It is an eye-watering tax bill for a year in which Mayweather only managed to fight once throughout the whole of 2023. 

The 50-0 Michigan-born fighter faced Aaron Chalmers in February in a non-scored bout of eight rounds.

Manny Pacquiao (R) has revealed he is in talks to stage a rematch against Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao (R) has revealed he is in talks to stage a rematch against Mayweather 

Mayweather also posted his bill for buying a suite to watch the Super Bowl in Las Vegas

Mayweather also posted his bill for buying a suite to watch the Super Bowl in Las Vegas

'Money' faced MMA fighter Aaron Chalmers in early 2023 - his sole exhibition fight of the year

‘Money’ faced MMA fighter Aaron Chalmers in early 2023 – his sole exhibition fight of the year

The showdown with the former MMA fighter was Mayweather’s first ever bout in the UK – but the bout was overshadowed due to the significantly low number of fans in attendance.

Despite the low attendance, the pair eventually went head-to-head – and went the full eight rounds. Even after turning 46 during the week of the fight, the former 50-0 professional boxer showed that age is just a number and would go on to control the exhibition bout.

While Mayweather was unable to land the knockout punch, the American gave the former MMA fighter a boxing lesson – with Chalmers struggling to land a clean blow.

He had been slated to face John Gotti III later in 2023, but the fight was called off after excessive trash talking between the two parties.