Floyd Mayweather reveals he became billionaire after Conor McGregor fight and baby grandson is already multi-millionaire
FLOYD MAYWEATHER has claimed his blockbuster showdown with Conor McGregor helped him become a billionaire.
The former four-weight world champion locked horns with the UFC's poster boy in a much-maligned boxing match in August 2017.
Mayweather had his way with the Irishman in their crossover bout, finishing the contest in the tenth round.
Mayweather vs McGregor proved to be one of the biggest fights in box office history, with a whopping 4.4million combat sports fans buying the bout that drastically increased The Money Man's bank balance.
During an appearance on the Millon Dollaz Worth of Game podcast, the 44-year-old said of becoming a billionaire: "I think that was over four years ago.
"I think 1.2 (billion) over 1.2."
Becoming a billionaire, however, wasn't the boxing legend's favourite financial milestone.
He said: "The best feeling I ever had was when I got $100,000.
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"A kid, when you come from nothing, from poverty, from nothing and then you get a $100,000 cheque, because at the particular time, it felt like a hundred million.
"But then you receive a hundred million cheque and 50 million cheque on a regular.
"The $100,000 felt better than the $100million because that was my first cheque."
Mayweather is currently gearing up for an exhibition bout with YouTuber Logan Paul, whom he'll clash with at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on June 5.
The fight has been widely criticised, with many claiming it's damaging the sport.
Mayweather, however, doesn't share that belief, insisting his exhibitions are providing financial security for his family members – including his four-month-old millionaire grandson Kentrell Jr.
He said: "A lot of times they say, 'Oh, Mayweather, he's doing exhibitions' they be like, 'It's bad for boxing'.
"But at the end of the day, I look at my children, I look at my grandson, I look at my mother, I look at my father.
"My mother's a millionaire, my dad's a millionaire, my children are millionaires, my little grandson's a multi-millionaire and he doesn't even know it."
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