Mayweather charging £1,200 for online meet-and-greets amid ‘money’s gone’ claim

Floyd Mayweather is charging fans more than £1,000 to meet him – but not in person.

'The Money Man' retired from professional boxing for a third and seemingly final time in 2017, when he beat Conor McGregor to take his record to 50-0. His last hurrah earned him more than £240million, although that didn't deter the icon from stepping back into a ring.

In late 2018, he took apart kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a three-round exhibition bout, and then last year, went the distance in an eight-round clash with Logan Paul. However, the bout was widely ridiculed with Mayweather appearing to deliberately prolong it – and the YouTuber has since accused his opponent of owing him money from the event.

This Saturday, he'll take on former sparring partner Don Moore in Dubai. The event has been put back seven days due to the death of United Arab Emirates President Shiekh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

But despite recently being listed by Sportico as the sixth highest career earner in the history of sport, Mayweather has taken to offering fans a video meet and greet on Famio, which he joined in 2020. That same year, former friend 50 Cent claimed Mayweather's "money’s gone" due to his excessive spending – a claim that now appears to be ringing true.

Indeed, his latest offering is hardly an offer born out of generosity, with some packages priced as high as £1,200. Despite the extortionate charges, the boxer did his best to sell the concept via the Famio YouTube channel.

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“Now here’s your chance, to meet me, no matter where you at around the world," he told fans. "You can ask me anything, ask me about all 50 fights, ask me what’s my eating regiment, ask me what’s my best fight, ask me what’s my best knockout, ask me what I do everyday, in retirement."

Alongside clips of him in training, he added: "To be the best, you must always work overtime. This event is unbelievable, you guys don’t won’t to miss out, I’ve got some exclusive pieces I will be signing just for this event. I can’t wait to meet you all, I want to meet your family, your friends."

For those not wishing to fork out more than a grand, there are cheaper packages, starting at £52.70. But whether Mayweather's latest money scheme takes off remains to be seen, and if it does, the icon is likely to be hearing again from influencer Paul.

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