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Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Floyd only motivated by the 'money'

Floyd Mayweather says he isn't motivated to keep his perfect record intact, he's just motivated to make the most money.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Keeping well in-line with his 'Money' persona (or really just stating how he truly feels), Floyd Mayweather says that he's not motivated by keeping his unblemished record intact and that profiting to benefit his posterity is the only motivation he needs.

"I do everything for my kids and I can say that the work I did the past 19 years will take care of my kids and their kids for life."

"Each one of my kids will make $50 million from Saturday's fight," Mayweather said.

I guess this is one of those "if it ain't about the money..."-type situations, or at least something to that effect. Bottom line is that both Mayweather and Pacquiao are going to make buku bucks on Saturday night, and Floyd hasn't even had to show up yet to start cashing in.

"I made $11 million just in the past 48 hours because of my team and smart business decisions," Mayweather said moments after making his arrival at the MGM, which will be the scene of the fight on Saturday night.

Certainly, and understandably, we're all pretty much money-fatigued by having to repeatedly hear how feeble our petty lives are for not making 9-figure paydays and jet-setting around the world on any given whim. I'm sure even stating that makes me a so-called "hater" (which I'm really not), but it does get a bit tedious to hear about it in every media interview. Oh well - what do I know, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous became popular for a reason right?

Anyway, Floyd concluded by heaping much-due praise upon advisor Al Haymon and stating that Manny Pacquiao could've benefited much more (financially, of course) by having Al Haymon in his corner instead of Bob Arum. I can't say he might not have a point there...

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