Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 9/13/13
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a little over a week from the fight of his life against Canelo Alvarez. Win or lose Mayweather will paid handsomely, after reports of him earning a record $41 million purse for this fight surfaced. Mayweather Jr. was recently profiled by ESPN’s Tim Keown, and during their time together, Keown got to see up close and personal how “Money Mayweather” spends him money. HE IS STANDING in a Foot Locker in the Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids, shortly after his plane has landed. The amount of commerce taking place around him is astounding. Mayweather has decided he wants to play basketball at his old high school but doesn’t want to check into the hotel and change first. The obvious solution: Take the crew, including a number of friends and family members from his hometown, into the Foot Locker to purchase the gear necessary to head straight to the gym. Shoes, shirts, shorts, socks — they’re being grabbed and tried on and brought to the register without conscience. He l...
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