But hopes of world title fight with Khan appear to be fading
Floyd Mayweather gave his millions of Twitter followers an insight into his extravagant 37th birthday celebrations over the weekend with a ‘selfie’ on board a private jet with friends and his security team.
Mayweather, who has reportedly split from girlfriend Shantel Jackson, was surrounded by female friends as he watched the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics on Sunday evening.
The eight-time undefeated world title holder is due to fight on May 3 but the prospects of a much-anticipated clash with Britain’s Amir Khan in Las Vegas appear to be fading after Mayweather set up a poll on his Twitter account asking fans to vote on whether he should fight Khan or Argentine Marcos Maidana.
Self-promotion: Team Mayweather take to the sky as the fighter celebrates his 37th birthday in customary fashion
Maidana holds a substantial lead in the poll and Khan appeared to concede on Friday night that he will not be the one taking on Mayweather in May.
Using Twitter, Khan said: ‘No response from Mayweather or his team. Fight’s not happening. I should have taken the title fight last December against [Devon] Alexander.’
Mayweather’s last fight earned him $41.5million and the Michigan-born boxer makes no secret of his love of hard cash, calling his entourage ‘The Money Team’ and regularly posting pictures on Twitter of huge piles of $100 notes, which he famously always carries around with him in a Nike bag.
Last month, the American shot down reports that the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory had cost him $10.4m, after pictures had emerged on Twitter of him staking the staggering sum of money on the Denver Broncos to win.
Having fun: Mayweather was pictured with three women – he is rumoured to have split from Shantel Jackson
Something to shout about: Mayweather – surrounded by female friends – was courtside to see the LA Lakers beat the Boston Celtics
Not in the shade: Mayweather was the star attraction at the Staples Center on Sunday night
Bet it tastes rich; This cake – celebrating his favourite things – was made for Mayweather’s birthday last year
The green man: Mayweather poses for a picture with his favourite thing – a large pile of cash
Source :Daily Mail