Floyd Mayweather flaunts wads of cash amid global crisis

Chris Young
Sports Reporter
Boxer Floyd Mayweather showed several large wads of cash during an Instagram Live call with NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown, amid economic shutdowns caused by the coronavirus. Pictures: Instagram/@AB/Getty Images

The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has hit economies across the world hard and left thousands, if not millions, out of work - but try telling that to Floyd Mayweather.

The boxing superstar hasn’t been left short of cash despite the pandemic-induced economic shutdown, flaunting massive wads of cash during an Instagram Live session with exiled NFL star Antonio Brown.

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Mayweather retired in 2017 with a 50-0 record, with an estimated $2 billion in prizemoney to his name - to say nothing of various other lucrative endorsements he picked up outside the ring.

During the video the 43-year-old former fighter said others had assumed over the years that he would waste his incredible wealth, before arguing flaunting his money was simply a demonstration of his ability to feed his family.

“Even with myself, (people) are like… ‘Floyd gonna end up with nothing.’ I made smart investments,” he said.

“That’s why, right now, with this huge epidemic, with this huge s*** going on, crazy stuff going on, my investments are still paying off.

“This is not about throwing this in nobody’s face or showing up, this is saying ‘I’m blessed.’

“In a recession, I can still feed my loved ones. When you’re showing your $60,000, you’re saying I can still feed my wife. I can still feed my children.

“And you gotta let them know.”

Anthony Joshua self-isolating after Prince Charles’ COVID-19 diagnosis

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has placed himself in self-isolation following a meeting with coronavirus victim Prince Charles.

Charles, the eldest son and heir to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, is showing mild symptoms of coronavirus and is self-isolating in Scotland, officials said on Wednesday.

It remains unclear when Charles caught the illness but on March 9, he spent the day with the Queen, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and stars of sport and entertainment - including Joshua - at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.

A spokesman for Joshua told the Daily Mail: "AJ is at home following government guidelines, he is fit and well.

"He wishes everyone affected a speedy recovery and a huge thank you to all the front line key workers."

Joshua is due to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20.