Floyd Mayweather to fight again in Japan this summer in a three-round contest for $10million

15 Feb

Floyd Mayweather has revealed plans for another exhibition fight in Japan this summer which will bank him $10million (£7.8m).

The American boxing legend says he will take on a former Japanese boxer in a three-round bout.

Mayweather is considered one of the greatest boxers of all-time

Mayweather fought kick-boxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve in Tokyo.

It was scheduled to last nine minutes but the 41-year-old took just 140 seconds to end the contest, knocking Nasukawa down down three times.

Now Mayweather is close to agreeing a return to Japan in a similar exhibition bout against an unnamed opponent.

He told TMZ Sports: “They called. I’ve got another one in Japan. I think in July, like 10 million [dollars] – three rounds. Always my rules.

“A Japanese boxer, a former boxer, from what I heard, I got a call today.

Tenshin Nasukawa was beaten by Floyd Mayweather on New Year’s Eve

There has been talk of a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, but Mayweather seems to have little interest in a return to professional boxing.

The unbeaten five-weight world champion is instead targeting a number of exhibition bouts in 2019 to top up his earnings.

He added: “I’m not even here to talk about boxing right now, man I’m living life, I’m eating so good, so many smart investments.

“I think I’ve got just an exhibition… alone this year about 4-5 exhibitions – 80 million [dollars].

“Eight million this year, I don’t have to do the real thing, I am the real thing, I’ve proved myself.”

It doesn’t seems ikely that Mayweather will be tempted to challenge an MMA star under their rules either.

He beat Conor McGregor in August 2017 in a boxing fight to take his professional record to 50-0.

But neither a rematch with the Irishman or a clash with fellow UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov appeals either.

Mayweather stated: “No – I’m not worried about that.”