Floyd Mayweather is a bombastic boxer with insane talent and a knack for polarizing fans of the sport, so it makes sense that his love and affection for luxury cars would yield insane buying habits.
Money May is in his final preparations to take on Marcos Maidana on May 3, a bout that is getting the usual pre-fight buzz. Showtime's All Access once again gives fans an in-depth look at the boxer outside the ring.
In the first episode, we get to see Mayweather's famously voracious appetite for all things luxurious play out in the form of some absurdly priced cars.
Here is the start of that clip:
We immediately see Mayweather roll up, hot to trot for a new car with the enthusiasm some of us might have if we were picking up some dinner after a hard day at work. Money May, as we see here, drops cash on cars in much the same way some might on fast food.
The dealer proclaims that the boxer is his best customer, buying 88 cars from him alone, including 14 Rolls Royce cars. The dealer gives some startling insight: "He's got some cars he'll have for one week, and then he's just 'I don't want that one. I want to get something fresh.'"
The voice-over handles the rest, filling us in on just how ridiculous the spending spree can be: "It's not just disposable income. For Floyd the automobiles themselves are disposable. In addition to Las Vegas, his minions maintain fleets in Miami and L.A. Rare is the odometer that exceeds 2,500 miles."
Mayweather now makes his decision, "Give me the Ferrari—the 458, a hardtop—and this," motioning to what appears to be a Bentley.
And just like that, the quick trip to pick up a couple of items from the store is over.
Of course, if there is one athlete who can stand to be absurd with his spending habits, it's Mayweather. ESPN the Magazine listed Mayweather No. 1 as far as the highest-paid athletes in the world, garnering $73.5 million.
Mayweather has the cash and the persona to pull off such extravagances. Still, it's amazing to see someone pick up cars as if they were going out for groceries, flipping automobiles with the regularity that some take out the trash.
With another highly publicized bout in a little over a week, and the payday that comes with it, Mayweather isn't about to stop his affection for the finest in rides, nor should he.
The talent is enough to keep fans buying his fights, but the lifestyle is what keeps the spotlight on him when the bout is over.
We have to settle for the one car we have, so excuse us while we live vicariously through the master of the boxing ring and the car lot.