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Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Floyd to sport custom mouthguard

In what appears to be a ridiculously ridiculous move, Floyd Mayweather just spent about $25,000 on a mouthguard filled with gold, diamonds, and $100 bills.

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

Floyd Mayweather is sparing no expense leading up to the epic clash with Manny Pacquiao. And sparing no expense isn't just confined to his training regiment, Floyd is literally putting his money where his mouth is. Mayweather has reportedly just spent about $25,000 on a custom mouthpiece that will be embedded with gold, diamonds, and genuine Ben Franklins.

The mouthpiece was created by Dr. Lee Gause, a New York dentist who often fits Mayweather for mouthguards before his fights. I'm not exactly certain as to why he needs to fly in a dentist to fit him for a mouthpiece, as it's pretty standard procedure to just put a new mouthpiece in hot water for 30-seconds before molding it to your teeth. But then again, I'm not the pound-for-pound king of boxing.

For an event of this scale, I suppose Floyd wants all kinds of special trinkets. In addition to the gold and diamonds embedded in the mouthguard, Dr. Guase will also be putting pieces of $100 bills in the plastic of the mouthguard. I'm fairly certain that destroying legal tender in this fashion is prohibited by federal law, but, I'm also sure the alphabet boys won't come a'knocking over these silly antics.

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