If only we could all be as lucky as Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Boxing's pound-for-pound king is coming off yet another dominant defeat of a world class opponent, and was named by Forbes Magazine to be the highest paid athlete in the world shortly after, having netted $85 million dollars from his fights against Victor Ortiz and Miguel Cotto.
The amazing thing about Mayweather's money-making ability is that every dime of that $85 million has come from boxing. Unlike other sports stars such as LeBron James and Tiger Woods, Mayweather did not receive one penny from endorsement deals.
That's truly remarkable when you think about it. And it begs the obvious question of, why? For a person who has made himself into one of the biggest stars in sports, it would seem obvious that there is money to be made by slapping his name on ad-campaigns across the country. So let's explore a few possible reason's why "Money" is losing out on all these millions.