Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn't shy about showing off how much money he has. Hell, the guy once burned a $100 bill in a club for no apparent reason. And over the years, he's been filmed with $1 million in cold-hard cash on a number of occasions. So earlier this week, when a photo of a $41 million check that Money May reportedly received after his fight against Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night started making the rounds on the Internet and we noticed that it was not tweeted out by Mayweather or posted on his Instagram page, we were skeptical and didn't post anything about it.
And as it turns out, that was a good decision because the check isn't real. ESPN's Darren Rovell confirmed that it's a fake late yesterday:
Confirmed the $41.5M Floyd Mayweather check floating around is indeed a FAKE.— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) September 20, 2013
No, Floyd Mayweather isn’t getting a quickly scribbled hand-written $41.5M check. He’s not paying for his own drug testing either.— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) September 20, 2013
We don't doubt that there is a $41 million check out there with Mayweather's name on it. It's just not the one that we've seen all over the place.
[via Darren Rovell]