$41 million? A day's work for Floyd Mayweather

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  • World's highest-paid athlete to fight Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez
  • Uses Twitter to show off what all that cash gets him
$41 million? A day's work for Floyd Mayweather

Editor's note: Tweet Nothings is a weekly scroll through celeb Twitter accounts that we follow so you don't have to.

When Floyd "Money" Mayweather steps into the ring Saturday night to defend his heavyweight championship against Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, he will earn $41.5 million. For one hour's work.

That number is so incomprehensibly large that we honestly cannot really wrap our minds around just how much money that is. So let's just move that figure over to the side here and continue.

READ MORE: By the numbers: Mayweather Jr. vs. Alvarez

See, the way Mayweather has been running his Twitter account in these last days before the fight, you'd think he was down to his last dime. And being asked to provide the post-fight dinner spread.

There have been barely any actual messages typed out to his 4 million followers -- just endless tweets providing links to sign-up for the pay-per-view broadcast and retweets of celebs encouraging you to do the same. 

Mayweather gets a cut of the pay-per-view action, so it's understandable why the world's highest-paid athlete ($85 million last year) would be pounding the digital pavement, hat in hand. But what are his battered followers getting out of his PPV-pleadings?

Perhaps a break from the notoriously flashy Floyd's Twitter habit of shamelessly showing off exactly what he does with all that cash.

Anyway, because we appreciate that a man’s gotta be able to feed his family (aboard his yacht), here's Mayweather once more with a quick reminder:

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