Found May 18, 2013 on Streaming Sports Talk:
Floyd Mayweather Jr., the pound for pound best boxer in the business who for the second straight year topped Sports Illustrator’s list of the highest-paid American athletes, generated $90 million in earnings last year — with an in-many-ways-more-remarkable $0 coming from endorsements. Mayweather is one of the most popular sports characters on the planet, on the level of a LeBron James or Lionel Messi in prestige, but one of the least-marketed away from the ring. There has never been an athlete so well known that hasn’t parlayed his fame into an easy paycheck. Floyd does not let himself get off track when it come to him fame. It’s one of the many contradictions at the center of an figure who is at once says he will take a break and then see what’s on table next. For years Mayweather has sold a flashy lifestyle, connecting with the urban market like no fighter since Mike Tyson. His candor and authenticity are unmatched by any other elite athlete, and he can wear, say and do whatever h...

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