Floyd Mayweather’s Latest Fight Pulls in Low PPV Numbers Because He Picks Easy Fights?

Photo Credit: @floydmayweather Twitter
Photo Credit: @floydmayweather Twitter

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Boxer Floyd Mayweather knows how to keep people talking about his controversial boxing career and as he continues to remain undefeated in the ring, many are growing more doubtful of how he’s managed to resist ever being knocked out in his career. Mayweather’s critics have honestly called him out and accused him of only picking to fight boxers he knows he will beat, accusations Mayweather himself continues to deny. However, it would be the admission from Floyd’s former bff 50 Cent that would make many take the accusations more seriously. The rapper made a recent appearance on ESPN’s First Take and revealed he feels Floyd purposely picks fighters he knows he can beat in order to stay undefeated and make more money. He said:

“He concentrates on how much someone else is getting paid opposed to how much he’s actually getting paid and then he kind of sees himself in a space that no one else sees him in…that’s he so higher on top of it that he shouldn’t actually give some of the other great fighters the opportunity to be in the position at this point.

“He’s not afraid of Pacquiao or any fighter. I think it’s more of him saying, ‘Who do I have to fight?’ It’s more of him sorting out who’s the perfect opponent than him fighting who’s the toughest person to fight.

“This is more of business and making the right financial decision..and how do you stretch out how many wins on your record.”


Although Floyd is still making lots of money with his fights, it’s now being reported that his PPV numbers for his last fight are extremely low and it’s most likely because people feel now as if he keeps picking easy fights. Bleacher Report writes:

There’s no official numbers as of yet, but according to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, the projective pay-per-view numbers will be well under one million. Which, for a quick comparison, is well below the 1.5 million pay-per-views and $94 million that Floyd brought to the table when he fought Miguel Cotto—making it the “second-highest grossing pay-per-view for a non-heavyweight fight in history,” per ESPN.

The reasons for the low pay-per-view numbers could be varied.

…Maybe people just didn’t want to watch Mayweather cruise to victory again.


  1. I haven’t watched a Mayweather fight in a very long time. He won’t fight people that he knows could beat him. So why waste my hard earned money? I’ll pass.

  2. This thread is gonna draw in the Money Team haters like flies to do-do. Y’all can hate but Money is still the best fighter ever.

    1. Trust me boo… Floyd ain’t worth hating. He’s a slime ball that is only motivated by dollar bills. That’s not hating – that’s the truth.

      1. We will only know how good of a fighter Mayweather really is when he decides to fight boxers that are an actual threat to him and or are in their prime. #theworldmightneverknow

  3. If I pay $70.00 dollars to watch a fight I want to see somebody get knocked the f@ck out!!!

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