Floyd Mayweather is one of the richest sportsmen in sports history, and the boxer is expected to be richer after his 2 May fight against Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.The fight could generate revenues in excess of $400 million.
The American is set to receive 60% of the share from the bout, while the Filipino will receive 40%. But Mayweather, who has already earned enough money, does not consider money important during the fight of the century.
He feels it is much more about the legacy that is involved in the fight. Both the boxers have had an incredible career so far with Pacquiao winning 57 out of his 64 fights, which includes 37 knock outs.
The American's record is one of the best in the business, as he has not lost a single bout in his 47 professional fights and has knocked out 26 of his opponents, which establishes his dominance inside the ring.
The Pretty Boy talked about the desires of a young boy, but once one achieves those things, it is more to do with other important things like children and their education.
"When you're young, you look at everything like you want nice cars, you want jewellery, you want a big house," Mayweather told mlive.com.
"But once you've been living like that for so long, it's not really about that anymore. It's about my children, the legacy, them getting the best education. That's what's mainly important to me."
The American has been in the circuit for some time and seems pretty confident ahead of his clash against Pacquiao. He is aware about his skills inside the ring and what he can bring during his fight as well.
"I don't worry about the fight because I know what I can do and I know what I bring to the table."
Having said that, the Filipino is no slouch either, he has also earned a big name in the boxing industry. No wonder, the bout has been billed as fight of the century.
The Filipino may be considered to be an underdog for the fight, but Mayweather is also aware about the Filipino's potential and what he can bring to the table on 2 May. The American cannot afford to take the fighter easily at any cost.
However, Pac-Man would be more than eager to hand Money his first defeat in his professional career.
Will he? Only time will tell.