Even in his retirement, Floyd Mayweather is still earning himself millions.
‘Money’ revealed that he will be returning to Japan for another lucrative exhibition match in July against a ‘former boxer.’
On his pre-fight statements, the American boxing legend has made himself clear about staying in retirement for good. Despite various reports looming over his possible rematch against Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather said he is having a great life outside boxing.
“I’m not here to talk about boxing right now. I’m living a life, I’m eating so good, so many smart investments,” the former champion told a TMZ Sports reporter when asked if the Filipino fighter is getting a rematch.
Despite this, Mayweather’s appetite for more exhibition bouts has seemingly increased after banking a reported $9 million paycheck on his last stint. The 41-year-old revealed that he has an exhibition match planned for July and it’s worth $10 million.
“I got exhibitions… I got another one in Japan I think in July… 10 million, three rounds,” he said, adding that it will apparently be against “a former boxer from what he has heard.”
Always Mayweather’s Rules
Of course, Mayweather’s exhibition matches are happening under his rules, “always my rules,” as he said it and could lead to “four or five” more throughout the rest of the year to earn him a whopping $80 million.
“I don’t have to do the real thing, I am the real thing. I’ve proved myself. It’s all about being smart. My faculties are very important.”
IDespite this, he was surprisingly complimenting the undefeated Japanese kickboxer and said he’s a champion in the making.
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