By Keith Idec
Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t sick of looking at Conor McGregor after all.
Mayweather revealed a photo through his Instagram account early Tuesday morning that shows an eight-foot painting of McGregor in the new $26 million Beverly Hills mansion Mayweather has purchased. The McGregor painting hangs on one side of a huge doorway, which has a similarly sized Mayweather painting on its opposite side.
The 40-year-old Mayweather was standing in the doorway in the photo he posted.
The undefeated five-division champion attached the message “Exclusive timeless artwork in my Beverly Hills home” to his Instagram post. He also added the hashtags” #BeverlyHills #90210 #TBE #TMT” beneath the message.
The pieces were painted by Tiffanie Anderson, who previously painted a picture of Mayweather from his victory over Manny Pacquiao in May 2015.
Mayweather is flexing his muscles in the new Anderson painting. McGregor has his arms at his side and appears to be looking at Mayweather in the painting of him.
The retired Mayweather beat McGregor by 10th-round technical knockout in a heavily hyped, pay-per-per view main event August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Mayweather made a $100 million guarantee for their 154-pound boxing match, but is expected to earn well over $200 million from their unusual spectacle once all of the pay-per-view revenue is counted.
Ireland’s McGregor, a UFC superstar who boxed for the first time, earned a guaranteed purse of $30 million and reportedly could walk away with tens of millions more for facing Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs).
Mayweather won their fight convincingly, but seems to appreciate the toughness McGregor displayed during their fight, his willingness to accept a boxing match he seemingly had little chance to win and the brash showman’s incredible ability to promote himself and their fight.
Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.