Floyd Mayweather Sued In Vegas On His Own Birthday!

By Joyce Vega - 12 Dec '16 19:33PM
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  • (Photo : Michael Reaves/Getty Images) Floyd "Money" Mayweather has been in the headlines because of his success in boxing. This time, he makes headlines for getting Sued in Las Vegas on his own birthday!

Floyd "Money" Mayweather is facing another lawsuit after the 39-year-old boxing champion signed a contract to host his 39th birthday in Foxtail Nightclub on February 20. Everything was fine, except, he didn't show up. Signing a contract and not showing up is very common these days among celebrities. But, this is not his first lawsuit, he was sued back in 2005 when he failed to pay $124,000 for 20 pieces of jewelry, but the case was settled in 2006.

According to Rolling Out, the deal was easy, Floyd "Money" Mayweather should have shown for 90 minutes, walked down the red carpet, say a few words on the microphone and get $35,000. But the boxer champion bailed at the last minute so he could stay in Europe for his 39th birthday. The worst news is he was already paid half the prize and he is refusing to give it back. It is not a small amount of cash, but for the boxer it is.

According to TMZ Sports, Floyd was sued on his own birthday by SLS Hotel in Vegas because he was supposed to celebrate his 39th birthday at their hotel and earn easily $35,000 but, he didn't want to leave Europe so he bailed at the last minute. The hotel already paid him half of the money so now they are suing him because he is refusing to give it back.

In 2015 he was listed by Forbes as the world's highest-paid athlete earning around $300 million, in 2012 he earned $85 million while in 2014 the boxer champion earned $105 million. It looks like the boxer has some issues when it comes to paying. In October, Floyd Mayweather was accused of stiffing a Las Vegas jewelry company for $1.4 million for a diamond-encrusted necklace which consisted 72 round cut diamonds, which he purchased in September 2015. The lawsuit was filed on September 23 in a Clark County District Court in Las Vegas when the jewelers claim Mayweather paid only $1.6 million for a piece worth $3 million.

According to NY Daily News, Leonard Ellerbe and Mark Tratos who represent Floyd Mayweather in civil cases, didn't immediately respond to messages. In May 2015, Mayweather earned $220 million for a unanimous decision over longtime nemesis Manny Pacquiao and another $32 million when he defeated Andre Berto on September 12, 2015, at the MGM Grand Arena. Floyd "Money" Mayweather finished his career undefeated at 49-0 with 26 knockouts.

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