BT: There's also been some rumblings about you possibly fighting in New York. Is there any chance of that happening in the near future?
FM: The MGM Grand is the mecca of boxing. No disrespect to New York City or Madison Square Garden, because it's always been one of my dreams to fight in New York City at Madison Square Garden, but when you fight at the MGM Grand, that's the mecca of boxing. You get to come out to Las Vegas and you get to go see the shows on The Strip, you get to shop late, you get to go to strip clubs. We got a very, very diverse variety of night clubs. You get to party; you get to do a little bit of everything when you come out to Las Vegas. I'm not going nowhere and fighting where everything closes at 2 AM. When you come to Las Vegas for a Mayweather fight, it's an event. You just don't know who you're going to meet at a Mayweather fight. And believe me, it's nothing but a building full of A, B, and C-listers, and all I'm doing every fight is constantly breaking my own records. Whoever I'm fighting coming up in May, I'ma pay myself whatever I want to pay myself, but you best believe it will never be under $32 million. My guarantee will never be under $32 million; never! You gotta realize, I go to other countries just to shake hands for a 6-figure check.
So yeah, I agree that the NY promoter's license is most likely to promote his stable, not himself. Besides, doesn't NY ban the use of xylocaine for his brittle hands while the NSAC gives him an exception?
But then again, that interview was at the beginning of this year, and the shakeup at GoldenBoy has occurred since then. It raises questions about his MGM reservations on the Mexican holidays. Does anyone know if it's true that it's actually GoldenBoy that's contracted for those dates at the MGM, not Floyd? And is Floyd still adamant about following Richard Schaeffer's lead and loyally disassociating himself from GoldenBoy? And if those two points are true, wouldn't that mean he'd have to find another venue as well as promoter?
So many questions surrounding "the smartest" (as he told his brothers and sisters in the Motherland/South Africa press conference, when asked about legacy) boxer ever. So many questions because you never know what to trust or believe what's coming out of his mouth (as well as what's NOT coming out). The internet is so full of evidence documenting his lies, contradictions, hypocrisy, duplicity and statements he makes to perpetuate the illusion that he's TBE. I have to hand it to him, he truly is cunningly smart enough to perpetuate his fraudulent illusion...enough so that he continues to con the fans into parting with their money, making him the highest paid athlete at the moment. He & Al Hymen are laughing all the way to the bank, being so successful in their business agenda of scoring the maximum pay for the least amount of risk.
Floyd talks a load of jive. You've got to take it with a pinch of salt.
If the money's right, you can get Floyd to do anything. If Showtime offered him a massive payout to fight in NYC, you best believe he would.
The real reason he fights in Vegas though is because he has the NSAC, judges and casinos in his pocket. They'll all be nice to him so long as he keeps bringing in what makes the world turn.
In NY Income tax is......For earnings over $1,029,250.00, you'll pay 8.82% plus $69,612.08
In Nevada income tax is 0.
Will Floyd want to earn a big chunk less? Those $1 dollar bills he throws at strippers can really add up.
Excellent point on the taxes and the reason that Nevada (Vegas) attracts so many big fights and we don't see Mayweather and Pacquiao fight in NY.
I do think though at some point Mayweather will venture out of Vegas. The promotion will want to try something new at least to get a little buzz going. And Floyd has his blossoming promotional company and may want to market his brand more on the east coast.