Floyd Mayweather cleared $300 million for his TKO victory over Conor McGregor on Aug. 26.
The suitably nicknamed Money Man has since embarked on a spending spree.
Mayweather just purchased a mansion in Beverly Hills for $25.5 million, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. The French modern-designed manse was built 25 years ago, and renovated in 2015 by the real estate developer and designer Nile Niami.
Mayweather bought the place fully furnished, inching his total outlay to about $26 million.
The house is a little more than 15,000 square feet on a half-acre, including a guesthouse with a fully equipped gym and 20-seat movie theater, a suite for the staff, a four-car garage and requisite swimming pool and pool house. The two-story main house is furnished with chandeliers, mirrored-wall fireplaces and a glass-enclosed wine cellar.
The Beverly Hills home is not the Money Man’s primary “crib,” to use an antiquated term. His Las Vegas home is a 22,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, seven-bath estate famously known as “Big Boy Mansion.” This place is so grand and garish it has its own Instagram account, @bigboymansion.
Check it out to see where a wealthy former fighter enjoys his breakfast.
From duel to Jewel
Postdraw, Canelo drew a brew.
Having fought to a draw with Gennady “GGG” Golovikin at T-Mobile Arena, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez hit Jewel at Aria for his traditional after-party appearance. Canelo entered the club at about 1:30 a.m., sporting a few abrasions (we expect all of them from Saturday’s bout) and wearing black slacks and a blood-red shirt seemingly made of silk.
A mariachi band trumpeted his arrival. Mexican flags flew, as did confetti, and he was backed by signs spelling out his name. It was a victory party, for Canelo, who fought like a champ even in a knotted outcome.
Explaining the 22,358
T-Mobile Arena seats about 20,000 for boxing. Saturday night’s official attendance, announced by Golden Boy Promotions, was 22,358.
That figure bears investigation, especially since early reports were far lower than 20,000 ticketholders in the building. According to MGM Resorts officials, the announced figure is accurate when adding the total number of ticket holders, every person admitted to T-Mobile’s many VIP suites and lounges (including Jack Daniel’s Lounge and the Bud Light Lounge), terraces, Hyde Lounge and Goose Island Lounge on the south side of the arena, and the Party Deck on the north side.
As was explained to me, Saturday’s attendance was about the total capacity the building can hold, for any event. The attendance was the highest reported for an arena bout ever in the state.
Attendance stats over the decades have been spotty, but certainly Saturday’s figure is surpassed by at least two outdoor bouts at the old Caesars Palace Outdoor Arena. Muhammad Ali-Larry Holmes drew an official count of 24,790 on June 17, 1980, and Sugar Ray Leonard–Tommy Hearns drew 23,618 at Caesars on Sept. 16, 1981.
Prone to violins
If the violin ensemble at Sunday’s Emmy Awards telecast looked familiar, it should have. Nina DiGregorio’s Bella Electric Strings played the show. This was the Strings’ L.A. lineup, led by DiGregorio, whose thunderclap of a husband, Michael Licata, is in Bella’s Femmes of Rock lineup playing Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center at 8 p.m. Oct. 20-21.
‘Bandstand’ set to tour
The Las Vegas-conceived “Bandstand” musical is headed for a national tour. The production, which centers on a group of World War II servicemen trying to win a national band contest, is partnering with Work Light Productions, The Road Company and Samuel French to send the show on national tour.
No development timeline for the musical has been announced. The spirited production, co-written by Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor of Las Vegas, closed Sunday at Bernard Jacobs Theatre.
The idea is to tour the musical to theaters across the country, including, hopefully, The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall. “Bandstand” director and choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler won a Tony Award for his work on the show.
Who Was Where
Jamie Foxx, at Beauty & Essex and Marquee at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, postfight on Saturday. He and a group took in a performance at the club … Also at Beauty & Essex: Star DJ David Guetta, and Abigail Breslin of “Scream Queens” with a group of friends … Kesha at Lavo at the Palazzo on Saturday, having dinner after her show at M Resort … Hip-hop star and acclaimed producer Jermaine Dupri on Saturday afternoon at Tao Beach at The Venetian.