Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. could use some help managing said money.
At least, that’s the conclusion most drew after a report surfaced Monday that the famous boxer still hasn’t paid off his tax liability from 2015, and has petitioned the IRS for a reprieve until after his Aug. 26 bout with Conor McGregor.
It certainly seems preposterous that a guy with a recently estimated net worth of $340 million can’t pay off his taxes. And Mayweather would like you to believe the stories are all nonsense. Late Monday night, the 40-year-old posted photos to Facebook and Instagram of what supposedly are his tax checks, claiming he paid the IRS $26 million in 2015.
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Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear, especially when it comes to media in this country. While everyone is counting my money and assuming the worst, these are the facts… Uncle Sam, received $26,000,000.00 from me in 2015! What else could they possibly want? I'm sure I would have been notified much sooner if there were any real discrepancies right? Bottom line, everybody just wants to be a part of the "Money May" show, including the IRS! That's fine, you can crunch numbers all day but in the end, my empire is rock solid and intact! Now Calculate That! #TMT #FloydMayweather #TBE #Mayweather
That’s one serious tax bill.
Mayweather didn’t totally rule out that he may owe the IRS some money — “I’m sure I would have been notified much sooner if there were any real discrepancies right?” — but he seems pretty insistent that he didn’t do anything wrong here.
Regardless of whether you side with Mayweather or the IRS in this debate, the former should be just fine after Aug. 26. Pay-per-views for the Mayweather-McGregor showdown will cost about $90 for standard definition and $100 for high definition, and the boxer is expected to make more than $200 million off the fight.
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