Floyd Mayweather has said before God is first in his life. Well, the IRS may want to head on down to his church and start snatching from the collection plate once it passes him ‘cuz Pretty Boy has found himself in trouble with those pesky tax gods yet again. Forbes reports that Floyd (pictured above wearing his tax man invisibility cap) is seeking to delay payment on his 2015 taxes until after an upcoming fight with UFC fighter Conor McGregor (c’mon, you know you most certainly would).
Money claims he ain’t got none by saying he has no liquid cash to pay with until the August fight. The brawl is expected to bring in over $600 million in revenue from tickets, pay-per-view, and merchandise sales like some of McGregor’s beard clippings (fine, I’ll stop). Floyd’s petition for a payment extension commiserates:
Although the taxpayer has substantial assets, those assets are restricted and primarily illiquid. The taxpayer has a significant liquidity event scheduled in about 60 days from which he intends to pay the balance of the 2015 tax liability due and outstanding.
The IRS is responding to that with a big case of “Sure, Jan.” Floyd, who is estimated to be worth $340 million, brought in $220M alone from his 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao. Hell, the Chili’s down the street from me brought in half that by charging $100 to watch and then forcing me into ordering 18 orders of Southwestern Egg Rolls and El Presidente margaritas. Just kidding. I have no class and don’t need any prodding to do that.
This isn’t the first time Floyd has been the Teresa Giudice of the boxing ring. I know, Teresa Giudice is the Teresa Giudice of the boxing ring. He settled a $6.17 million lien from his 2007 tax return with funds from a 2009 match. Then, in 2011, the IRS came around again saying the fighter owed another $3.4 million. Maybe if Floyd spent less time burning a hundo and more time sending it over to Uncle Sam on time, the latter wouldn’t have him on speed dial!