Floyd Mayweather is charging £1,200 ($2340 AUD) for online meet-and-greets amid claims he’s desperate for cash.
The boxing legend – who has been accused of needing a ring comeback to recoup his wealth – has joined Fanmio, offering his fans a chance for an exclusive online one-on-one chat.
Packages range from £52.70 ($101 AUD) all the way up to the Ultimate Package, which for £1,200 guarantees you a video chat with the boxer and three signed limited trading cards.
In a video to promote the virtual experience, Mayweather said: “I would love to invite you to Fanmio, where you can personally meet me, in a one-on-one video meet and greet.
“Now here’s your chance, to meet me, no matter where you at around the world.
“You can ask me anything, ask me about all 50 fights, ask me what’s my eating regiment, ask me what’s my best fight, ask me what’s my best knockout, ask me what I do everyday, in retirement.
“To be the best, you must always work overtime.
“This event is unbelievable, you guys don’t won’t to miss out, I’ve got some exclusive pieces I will be signing just for this event.
“I can’t wait to meet you all, I want to meet your family, your friends.”
Celebrities Tim Curry, the Walking Dead’s Khary Payton and even Santa Clause join Mayweather on the online experience.
Mayweather officially retired in 2017 after beating UFC star Conor McGregor in a crossover bout said to have earned the American £300m ($585m AUD).
But he returned a year later to beat featherweight Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition bout in Tokyo which banked Mayweather £7m ($13.65 AUD) for his two-minute performance.
And this year the former pay-per-view king announced he was “coming out of retirement in 2020” to work on a “spectacular event” with UFC boss Dana White.
It led to former friend and now online rival 50 Cent claiming the 43-year-old’s “money’s gone” due to his excessive spending.
The rapper – real name Curtis Jackson – said Mayweather will “be at your local nightclub because he needs that action right now” as he insisted the retired boxer is looking for ways to make money.
50 Cent made these claims a month before Mayweather went on a UK tour charging fans for a meet-and-greet.
During his time in Britain, the five-weight champion revealed he would “absolutely” come out of retirement to rematch McGregor or fight Khabib Nurmagomedov, as long as he was paid £480m to do so.
Mayweather said: “Like I said before, ‘I’m retired but I’m not retired from getting a couple of dollars.
“So if I’m able to entertain the world and have some fun, and this is easy entertainment and I can make $600 million with two guys [Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor], why not?”
After McGregor beat Donald Cerrone on his UFC return in January, he insisted he would rematch Mayweather, because his rival is “far from retired” and in need of another payday.
This article originally appeared in The Sun
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