Instagram post by Mayweather suggests that the 49-0 fighter is “happily retired” and his proof came in the form of a $100 million dollar check. The check is dated May 2, 2015, which is the date that Mayweather defeated Pacquiao in a record-breaking blockbuster. The fight generated a record 4.6 million pay-per-view buys and brought in over $600 million in revenue. Maywather’s guaranteed purse for that night was $100 million and he ultimately raked in somewhere in the neighborhood of $220 million for the 36 minutes of work that ended in a one-sided decision victory. The retired pound-for-pound boxing king’s name has been rumored to be in talks to come out of his retirement for a massive fight, some rumors have him tied to UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor while others link him to a return bout with Manny Pacquiao. Either fight would surely rake in a windfall of man . But this is what he has to say for all those thinking he will come back and fight for money.
Y’all still have to work however, I’m happily retired,” Mayweather wrote. “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.”