Boxer Floyd Mayweather defeated rival Conor McGregor in a technical knockout in Round 10 Saturday, in what was billed as the “fight of the century” in Las Vegas.
Mayweather, who marked a historic 50-0 winning record with 27 knockouts, said after the fight he plans to retire, and he can certainly afford to do so: the 40-year-old made off with the coveted “money belt” and at least $100 million for his night’s work.
All eyes were on the stunning “money belt,” a special prize crafted by the World Boxing Council for this weekend’s super welterweight showdown, which was not actually for any real WBC championship.
The stunning belt is studded with 3,360 diamonds, 600 sapphires, 300 emeralds and 1.5 kilograms of solid, 24-carat gold, across green Italian alligator leather.
The WBC also created a similarly over-the-top belt for Mayweather’s 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao. The $1 million emerald belt featured over 3,000 emeralds, 0.8 kilograms of gold and was made with the leather used for the interior of Ferraris.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman refused to disclose the exact cost of the “Money Belt,” telling reporters only that “it cost a fortune. It cost many, many, many hours of work of many artisans. It is just a beautiful piece of work. I don’t really have a figure. It’s a priceless piece for a historic event.”
Mayweather is known for his love of jewelry, and with a net worth of $300 million, he does not have to think twice before indulging himself or his loved ones. In 2015, he reportedly spent a small fortune on platinum, gold, and diamond encrusted gifts for his family and friends.
According to TMZ, Mayweather purchased diamond jewelry worth over $10 million, including a giant, 50-carat diamond ring, a necklace studded with 74, 3-carat diamonds and a matching tennis bracelet, a $1 million watch encrusted with over 40 carats of diamonds, and a diamond pendant.