Floyd Mayweather Jr. boasts that he made $70 million for 36 minutes’ work


Justin Bieber is probably amazed at the dough Floyd Mayweather Jr. made Saturday night. (Mark J. Rebilas / AP)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. didn’t just make a truckload of money in his fight against Marcos Maidana, he made an obscene truckload of money.

Mayweather did the calculations and posted a photo on Instagram on Monday, saying that he’d made $32 million in 36 minutes with his majority decision over Maidana. Then he added that he stood to more than double that with the pay-per-view cut figured in.

It’s a nice chunk of change, but how much could he make for the fight everyone wants to see, the one against Manny Pacquiao?

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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