Well, with rumours about potential buyers for Newcastle United doing the rounds in the UK, Floyd Money Mayweather Junior’s name has come up as a shock potential buyer.
Admittedly, this sale by maligned boss Mike Ashley has even seen WWE CEO Vince McMahon linked as an interested party.
But The Daily Star is reporting that the boxing icon is looking at buying the club as an option for something to do, and to keep the notoriously publicity hungry athlete in the spotlight, now that he has retired.
“You better believe if I were to invest in Newcastle I would be back partying there often,” he reportedly said.
“I love Newcastle. Those guys like to party as hard as any city I have been to anywhere in the world. I met some of the players last year – and they are good guys. I am always open to new business opportunities and I love all sports, but I invest with my head not my heart.
“Investing with your heart is the quickest way to lose money. But if somebody put together a business plan and my people looking over it and went ‘Floyd that can make money’ then I would invest. Soccer might not be my game but I’ve got connections everywhere.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has been a long-time supporter and buddy of mine, so I might even be able to get him to finish his career off at Newcastle.”
Outspoken bravado or genuine interest? We’ll wait and see, but as the first boxer to eclipse $1 billion in earnings, he can most definitely afford it.