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‘I Believe in Working Smarter, not Harder’: Boxer-Businessman Floyd Mayweather Writes Letter To Infant Grandson About Generational Wealth

Floyd Mayweather feels sentimental in retirement and has a good reason to, his grandson.

The self-proclaimed “TBE” or “The Best Ever” took to Instagram to pen some advice to his young grandson and extol the virtues that he created to become boxing’s biggest draw and what his father taught him.

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 24: Floyd Mayweather, boxing legend and businessman, attends his exclusive red carpet birthday bash at Gabriel South Beach on February 24, 2022 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images for CGI Merchant Group)

“Grandson, I’m very thankful for your great Granddad teaching me the sweet science of boxing, to hit and not get hit,” Mayweather began. “I believe in working smarter, not harder. I retired from the sport undefeated with all my accolades and on my own terms. Even in retirement, I’m still able to milk the game of boxing, continuing to make 8 figures or more.”

Pop-Pop Mayweather

The star wrote the words beneath a video of him training with his grandson and daughter, watching him from the ring apron. After a tumultuous relationship with beleaguered rapper NBA Young Boy, Mayweather’s daughter Iyanna Mayweather.

Mayweather is the most successful boxer-businessman of all time. The five-weight class world champion holds the top four highest pay-per-view bouts ever. His legacy cementing bout against Manny Pacquiao in 2015 still stands as the most-watched boxing pay-per-view ever at 4.6 million buys.

Since retiring from professional boxing in 2017, Mayweather hasn’t entirely left the squared circle. He just took his undefeated record off the table in the game.

Hustle Different

“I will continue to do exhibition bouts making tons of money and people from all around the world will continue to pay because my hustle is just different.”

Mayweather slid comfortably into the exhibition boxing realm in 2018 when he faced Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa at the Saitama Super Arena. Mayweather delivered a TKO in the first round of the scheduled three and reportedly made $9 million for his efforts.

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