Does Money Mayweather Need Money?

Things got tense between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor on Tuesday (July 11) during the press conference for their August 26 fight. The famed fighters got in each other’s faces in a standoff, giving fans a taste of what to expect in their upcoming bout.

But the IRS says it’s still waiting for its cut from Floyd Mayweather, Jr. from his nine-figure payday against Manny Pacquiao. The undefeated boxer nicknamed “Money” owes $22.2 million in taxes from 2015, according to a notice of a federal tax lien filed by the IRS. The notice shows the balance unpaid as of March 6. The lien was filed with county officials in Las Vegas in April, and the boxing champ last week filed for a temporary reprieve with the U.S. Tax Court.

Still, the boxer who regularly flaunts his wealth defended himself on social media on Monday, saying his “empire is rock solid” and the IRS “just wants to be part of the ‘Money May’ show.” 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

 

Depending on pay-per-view sales, both fighters could earn huge purses, though probably not the $200 million or so Mayweather earned for the fight against Pacquiao.