Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. lives up to one of his nicknames, “Money,” when it comes to his car collection. Just ask the auto dealership that sold him over 100 cars over 18 years, including 16 Rolls-Royces.
“He’ll buy a car before a fight. He’ll buy cars after the fight. He’ll buy cars on holidays,” says Josh “Chop” Towbin of Towbin Motorcars in Las Vegas.
Mayweather has the money to throw around. He is one of the world’s most highly paid athletes. His payday for his May fight with Manny Pacquiao is expected to earn him $100 million alone.
Towbin Motorcars isn’t about to pass up a sale when it comes to Mayweather, its executives tell USA TODAY Sports. Sometimes he calls and wants to go car shopping at 2 a.m. The dealership is happy to oblige.
“We never know when Floyd will get the bug to go car shopping,” says Jesika Towbin-Mansour, but it’s worth the effort. A Rolls-Royce can run north of $400,000. A Bugatti passes $2 million like a speed bump — and Mayweather owns three of them.
The champ pays in cash — sometimes duffel bags full of it. There’s so much cash that the auto dealership had to buy a new cash-counting machine just to accommodate Mayweather. Plus, he’s picky about what he buys.
“These cars are an extension of his persona. They are the best of the best, as he is,” Towbin-Mansour says.