“DON’T GET MAD, THIS IS WHAT GOD WANTED” | Floyd Mayweather Pens Letter To Infant Grandson About Generational Wealth

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)

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.

“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.

He followed that up with a bout in Miami against social media star turned boxer Logan Paul in late 2020. The fight went the distance; however, the 43-year-old Mayweather still showed his brilliance, landing 43 punches out of 107 thrown (40.2%), compared to Paul’s 28 landed out of 217 thrown (12.9%), according to CompuBox.

Global Titans

Mayweather’s next exhibition opponent is against Don Moore with a scheduled bout, billed as “The Global Titans Fight Series,” on a helipad at the top of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai on May 14. When he was professionally active, Mayweather usually fought twice a year, in May and September, during the last few years of his legendary career.

Moore has been inactive since 2016. He usually fights at featherweight, and Mayweather has traditionally fought at a higher weight class, welterweight. Moore’s last outing was at the welterweight limit of 147 pounds; it was the only time.

God’s Plan

The 42-year-old Moore has never fought more than eight rounds and has never been a champion. However, for Mayweather, it is just another step toward his quest for financial greatness, and he laid out the role models for his blueprint.

“If Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and the Waltons continue making money in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, then I’m not retiring from making money and I’m younger than all of them. DON’T GET MAD, THIS IS WHAT GOD WANTED.”

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.