Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather hits back at 50 Cent's claims the famous boxer is broke

Or, did he actually prove 'Fiddy's' point?

'Money' Mayweather offered a response of sorts after 50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson, claimed that his $1 billion fortune was "gone" due to an extravagant lifestyle.

Without mentioning Jackson, a former friend turned rival, Mayweather posted an image of his outrageously-huge shoe closet.

Whether the shoe closet is a true sign of wealth, or the epitome of ruinous spending, is perhaps in the eye of the beholder.

Mayweather makes Pacquiao claim

After coming face-to-face with Pacquiao during his tour of Japan, Mayweather released a video on Instagram accompanied by the message: "I'm coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year, another nine-figure pay day on the way!"

The American, 41, can be heard shouting in the video: "I'm coming back in December!"

Mayweather is unbeaten in 50 career contests, having stopped UFC star Conor McGregor in a lucrative Las Vegas bout last August. 

Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in May 2015 in a long-awaited bout between the pair.

Floyd Mayweather's new LA digs

The now-retired undefeated boxer has just bought a luxurious NZD$35 million six-bedroom house in Los Angeles, which has a 50-person cinema, swimming pool, wine cellar and a four-car garage.

Mayweather reportedly won US$300 million when he beat Irish UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match last month, so definitely has the money to treat himself.

He posted a few pics on his Instagram account of his new pad and a video of him going through a large lolly collection before heading into his cinema to watch Sportscenter.

McGregor's $138k bar tab

UFC superstar Conor McGregor racked up a bar tab of NZ$138,000 as he celebrated his boxing loss to Floyd Mayweather.

McGregor suffered a 10th round TKO in an absorbing battle with Mayweather in Las Vegas on Sunday.

But he might have had a bigger headache from the action after the bout.

He turned up to the official press conference with a bottle of Irish whiskey, and that was just the start of a long night.

McGregor: Money down in one

Conor McGregor is picking a first round knockout win in his mega money fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Both pugilists came together in a fight promotion on Tuesday (NZT Wednesday) and got into an unplanned confrontation before promising to knock each other out in their highly anticipated boxing clash this weekend.

Bodyguards kept them apart and both fighters were smart enough not to do anything to jeopardise their immense paydays from what could be the richest fight ever.

McGregor can win, says Holmes

UFC fighter McGregor enters a boxing ring for the first time to take on the unbeaten Mayweather on August 26.

Few in boxing circles are giving the rugged Irishman much hope.

But Holmes, a former world heavyweight champion who keeps a keen eye on the game, feels McGregor has a real chance if he can fight intelligently.

"Don't sell McGregor short, he doesn't have to do too much to win," Holmes told the Bald Faced Truth radio show in the United States.

Mayweather glove change agreed

     

Mayweather has decided he wants to wear eight ounce gloves instead of the normal 10 ounces according to a post on his Instagram account.

 It is an interesting move from the US fighter, which has created plenty of interest, with Mayweather and McGregor fighting at 154 pounds, with regulations stating that 8-ounce gloves cannot be used in bouts contested at more than 147 pounds.

Tyson : McGregor is going to get killed fighting Mayweather

UFC champion McGregor will step out of the octagon and into the ring to fight unbeaten boxer Mayweather in Las Vegas on August 26.

Many have weighed in on who will win the hyped fight and now Tyson has voiced his opinion as Mayweather puts his perfect 49-0 record on the line against the unproven Irishman.

"McGregor is going to get killed boxing," Tyson told Barstool Sports on Monday. "Boxing? I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing because that's what it's all about: Can the boxer beat the MMA guy?"

Mayweather pledges retirement

Australia's Horn, who this month beat Manny Pacquaio to win the WBO welterweight title in Brisbane, has called out the 40-year-old five-division world champion.

But Mayweather ruled out any prospect of a fight with the former Queensland schoolteacher in front of a packed press conference in London on Friday, saying he'll hang up his gloves after facing McGregor on August 26 in Las Vegas.

"This is my last fight," Mayweather said.

"I've just done years and years and years of just fighting and travelling.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather owes US$22 million tax

A notice of a federal tax lien filed against the undefeated fighter nicknamed "Money" shows the balance as unpaid as of March 6.

The document was filed with county officials in Las Vegas in April.

Mayweather's tax troubles come as he gets ready to come out of retirement to fight against Irish MMA star Conor McGregor in August.

The lien for 2015 is just the latest in a series of tax liens filed by the IRS against Mayweather over the past decade.

Mayweather's tax lawyer did not immediately return a request seeking comment on Tuesday.