Boxer Floyd Mayweather beat Marcos Maidana on Saturday night to bring his overall record to 46-0. Some saw his victory in a close judges’ decision as suspect, and Maidana himself woofed after the fight that he should have been given the win.
But here’s one thing that’s not up for debate: Mayweather made a mint for the fight — $32 million in guaranteed money, to be precise, plus a portion of pay-per-view receipts.
Another thing not up for debate: Mayweather is far from shy. He took to Instagram on Monday evening to boast about his earnings: http://instagram.com/p/nooJlnR3X4/
Mayweather said in the photo’s caption that he’s hoping for a $70 million payday after pay-per-view numbers come in. Whether that’s actually an attainable number is up for debate, but $14,815 per second in guaranteed money sure ain’t shabby. (Of course, weeks of training and other preparation preceded the actual 36-minute fight, but still.)
Mayweather is a master of social media and self-promotion; on Tuesday, he posted this miniature supercut of himself both whaling on Maidana, and evading his opponent’s blows: http://instagram.com/p/npQeW3R3ZZ
And on Saturday, Mayweather posted the following selfie of himself posing on fight night with, um, Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne. (Side note: What a world, folks). Further proving his marketing prowess, Mayweather posted the photo via Shots, an app in which he’s an investor.
Maidana received a $1.5 million guarantee for Saturday’s fight, according to Forbes. That’s pretty sweet, but we can’t get our heads around Mayweather’s $14,000 per second number.
If you need us, meanwhile, we’ll be sobbing under our desks while trying to subsist off saltines and rainwater.
In this game of winner stays, every touch of the ball proves that football will always belong to those who Risk Everything, even when it matters the most..
Featuring: Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Gerard Piqué, Gonzalo Higuaín, Mario Götze, Eden Hazard, Thiago Silva, Andrea Pirlo, David Luiz, Andrés Iniesta, Thibaut Courtois, and Tim Howard.
Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez fight in less than 24hrs. Who’s your winner? Fight of the year in the making.
This shows the massive difference it makes when you have a referee who will play the advantage and not blow the whistle the second mistakes are made. Nothing worse than when a referee does that, killing the action with a scrum. This was awesome to watch.
Zlatan you absolute beauty you.. Enjoy!
Burton Snowboards presents the trailer for their the latest feat in snowboard cinematography, 13. The film features footage from locations around the globe including Whistler, Alaska, Lake Tahoe, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Heavenly, Sun Valley and Europe. Riders include Danny Davis, Mikkel Bang, John Jackson, Mark Sollors, Mikey Rencz, Jussi Oksanen, Terje Haakonsen, Jeremy Jones, Zak Hale, Ethan Deiss, Seppe Smits, Werni Stock, Roope Tonteri and more.
Burton 13 will be out September 17th with premiers taking place in: Burlington, Boston, Denver, Kelowna, Montreal, New York City, Newport Beach, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Whistler. See burton.com/13movie for more info.
Every year since 4 years ESPN issues their ‘Bodies We Want’ photo spread inside their Body Issue, picturing some of the world’s most impressive athletes. For 2012 they are back with overall 27 athletes and they celebrate athletic form. As usual they produce a set of beautiful, artistic images that put the athlete, the sport and nature in focus.
Included in the 2012 issue are the US Volleyball Team, Maya Gabeira, Suzann Pettersen, Ronda Rousey, Candace Parker, Daniela Hantuchova and many more.
Check out some images of the new spread here above. See the full spread here.
A sponsor of the recent X Games Los Angeles 2012, GoPro presents this first-person video perspective of the adrenaline-packed festivities. 200 action sports athletes from all around the world congregated in downtown LA to compete in skateboarding, BMX, motocross and rallycross racing and GoPro was there to capture it all first hand. The versatile HD HERO2® professional camera was mounted on some winners to provide this amazing footage as seen through the eyes of crowd-pleasing players including Bucky Lasek, Andy Macdonald, Mitchie Brusco, Drew Bezanson, Ken Block, Leticia Bufoni and Chad Kagy.
Poker professional Antonio Esfandiari has won the most expensive poker tournament in history — the $1 million buy-in that drew 48 of the game’s best pros and wealthiest amateurs. He beat a final table of eight on Tuesday night in Las Vegas, Nevada. Epic hardcore poker action.
Sick collab and design.
Representing the label’s latest crossover collaboration, Japanese-based NEIGHBORHOOD link with ENO Surfboards to create a custom-made “CHARIE” Series of surfboards. Each board representing heritage designs and elements of 1960s surf motifs.