Floyd Mayweather about to clinch rare Koenigsegg
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American pro boxer Floyd Mayweather is just hours away from clinching the deal on a $4.8million supercar.
Nicknamed the Money Man, Floyd is once again splashing his cash, but the extravagant purchase is practically pittance for the highest-paid sportsman in the world.
Floyd’s car man Obi Okeke, at L.A.-based Fusion Luxury Motors, told MailOnline that the undefeated champion is just 48 hours away from cinching the deal on the ultra-rare sports car.
Floyd has reportedly had his eye on the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita for some time, one of just three of its kind in the entire world.
It can go from nought to 60 in just 2.9 seconds and has a staggering maximum speed of 250mph.
Mr Okeke has already imported to car to the L.A. showroom, ready for 38-year-old Floyd to take home after confirming the transaction.
The pro boxer is currently in L.A. for the BET Awards – established by the Black Entertainment Television Network – held at the Microsoft Theatre last night.
Canelo Alvarez throws a jab at Floyd Mayweather during a fight in Las Vegas,September,2013, in Las Vegas. Picture/AP.
Floyd was named the highest-paid athlete by Forbes for the second year running after banking $300million (£190million) in 12 months, most of which came from last month’s super-fight with Manny Pacquiao.
Forbes claimed he picked up a $100million cheque on the night of the fight, without factoring in his cut from pay-per-view money.
But the 11-time world title winner is certainly not shy of showing off just what $300million-a-year earnings can get you.
He frequently shares photos of himself draped in ‘bling’ jewellery on his social media accounts, alongside photos of wads of cash.
He was pictured this month standing in front of a display at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, taken in the ‘skim room’, where mobsters would pocket some of the cash in a casino counting room.
he wall in front of him in the picture reads ‘$300million easy’.
Floyd will add the ultra-car to his £35million collection of ‘toys’, which include Ferraris, Porsches, Lamborghinis, Bugattis and a £30million Gulfstream V private jet.
The news of the purchase comes just days after Floyd launched a millionaire bidding war by announcing he would be selling off one of his Ferraris, with a price tag of $3.8million.