Forbes recently released its list of “The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2016,” and to no one’s surprise, Floyd “Money” Mayweather has again ranked within the top 20. With his earnings from matches and endorsements over the course of the last 12 months having totaled over $44 million, the amount he spent on his latest real estate purchase could be considered chump change for the boxing champion.
Recently listed at $8.49 million, the swanky home Pretty Boy Floyd just snagged was sold to him at the discounted price of $7.7 million.
The five-bedroom, five-bathroom Miami Beach property is said to have an “ultramodern vibe”. It was constructed just last year and features 5,200 square feet of space, as well as a glass-and-steel floating staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows, and views of the Intracoastal waterway. Throughout the property, there is a formal living room, a dining room, a chef’s kitchen with lacquer countertops and cabinets, and a rooftop patio that comes with an outdoor kitchen. A zero-edge swimming pool, a spa, a deck, and a private dock are other features of this stunning home.
The retired welterweight boxer’s next battle may be a fight of a different kind. He is rumored to be considering getting in the ring with UFC featherweight champion, Conor McGregor. The two have publicly taken jabs at one another over the course of the last year, which has led many to believe that a Mayweather and McGregor showdown will happen in the near future.
Mayweather, who also owns property in Las Vegas and property in another section of the Miami area, is estimated to have banked somewhere around $700 million throughout his 20-year career.
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