Earlier in his career, Floyd Mayweather's diet consisted of soda, pizza, and burgers. But nowadays, as the 38-year-old prepares for his superfight against challenger Manny Pacquiao on May 2, Mayweather is eating healthier — and wealthier — than ever.
According to TMZ, Mayweather is paying a personal chef $1,000 per plate to feed him as he trains for the big fight. The Las Vegas-based Chef Q — real name: Quiana Jeffries — is on call 24/7 in the run up to this Saturday, and sometimes is summoned to cook for Mayweather in the middle of the night, including at least one five-course meal at 2 a.m. for 50 people.
She's feeding "Champ," as she calls him, a protein-packed diet full of turkey, chicken, beef, and fish. He's getting a steady stream of organic fruit juice and nothing out of a package while he prepares for the rugged Pacquiao. Carbs are kept to a minimum.
Mayweather and his chef regularly post her food porn creations on Instagram, in case you were wondering what a $1,000 oxtail looks like, or how good a $1,000 plate of avocado baked eggs, candied maple bacon, and mango pico de gallo looks.
Here are some other highlights from the Mayweather diet:
· Fried turkey hot dogs smothered in barbecue sauce
· Teriyaki chicken with pineapple pico de gallo
· Pepper steak, yellow rice, and braised cabbage
· Chicken Alfredo with homemade wheat pasta and fresh broccoli
· Cucumber cups stuffed with spicy crab mousse
Mayweather took home $105 million last year and his career earnings now top $400 million, with his biggest payday coming Saturday. So if anyone can afford a decent meal, it's him.