Floyd Mayweather is one of the most celebrated professional fighters of all time. Although, the fighter has not fought as a professional fighter since defeating Conor McGregor in 2017, but still remains the most discussed and talked about fighter. In the latest development, the American wrestler has recently claimed that it would take at least $200 million for him to take up the professional fight once again.
Ever since Floyd announced his retirement and notified that he would not return to the ring as a professional fighter after achieving all of his goals in the sport, the wrestler has been actively participating in exhibition fights. Mayweather has recently been fighting on the exhibition circuit earning mega-money for facing the likes of Tenshin Nasukawa, Logan Paul and Don Moore.
In his latest interaction with Fight Hype, Mayweather claimed that he got three more fights this year, which could be one fight and two exhibitions.
“I am still the most talked about fighter in boxing and I don’t even fight anymore. All I do is rob the bank and they are going to continue to pay me. I got three more exhibitions this year, which could be one fight and fighting in two exhibitions. But guess what, you better know it’s at least and this is the lowest I am talking about $200 million,” he said.
Notably, Mayweather’s next exhibition fight has already been announced when he will take on Japanese MMA star Mikuru Asakura. It will be Mayweather’s second lucrative visit to Japan having beaten Nasukawa in 2018 following his retirement from professional boxing. As per reports, Mayweather has been earning huge money to fight on the exhibition circuit having earned £52 million for sharing the ring with YouTube star Jake Paul, last June.
The American fighter later claimed $100 million for his recent exhibition with former sparring partner James Moore which was slated in Middle East. Reportedly, Mayweather alleged that he was paid £1 million to attend the press conference to promote his recent fight with Asakura, which will undoubtedly put him to another financially rewarding year.