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Mayweather Jr wins legal battle over use of WWE music

ESPN staff
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Floyd Mayweather Jr added to his unbeaten boxing record with a win in the courtroom © AP
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Floyd Mayweather Jr further justified his nickname of 'Money' after winning a court case against a music producer who accused him of using a song without permission during a cameo appearance at WWE main event Wrestlemania.

In 2010 Anthony Lawrence Dash sued Mayweather Jr and the WWE for damages of $150,000, claiming the undefeated welterweight star had used one of his songs for entrance music during an appearance at Wrestlemania 24 in 2008. Mayweather Jr went on to defeat the Big Show during the event.

However, according to TMZ.com, a judge recently dismissed Dash's claim on the basis that the producer could not prove Mayweather Jr made any money from using the song - therefore Dash himself could not seek a share of the profits.

The American has seen his fair share of pay cheques recently after receiving $40 million for his defeat of Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, while also picking up $420,000 from a winning bet on college football.

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