Floyd Mayweather boasts he can make £54m from exhibition bouts as Mike Tyson prepares to face Roy Jones Jr


FLOYD MAYWEATHER boasted he could bank up to £54milllion boxing in exhibition bouts he describes as “little fun sparring”.

It comes after the 43-year-old pocketed £7million in 2018 for a just over two minutes of work after he beat featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Tokyo.

With Mayweather planning on more money-spinning ring cameos in Japan, he explained the decision to continue fighting in unprecedented circumstances.

He told rapper Fat Joe: “Even like right now, when I do exhibitions, you know, with the exhibitions I do, I get between, I can make between 10 – 70 million.

“Just doing an exhibition. Not a real fight. Just some little sparring. Some little, legal sparring, that’s it. Little fun sparring.”

Mayweather even took credit for Mike Tyson’s comeback at the age of 54, which will be against Roy Jones Jr, 51, in an eight-round exhibition.

The American legend officially retired from professional boxing in 2017, after defeating UFC star Conor McGregor, 32.

But as SunSport revealed, he is in talks for another exhibition spectacle in Tokyo.

Reports in Japan have suggested Mayweather is lined up to face former super-featherweight champion Takashi Uchiyama, 40, who retired in 2016. 

But amid the coronavirus pandemic, the unbeaten legend is unable to travel to Tokyo to make his return to the ring.

Throughout the crisis, Mayweather has continued to train in his Las Vegas gym.

And while admitting coming out of retirement is for now out of the questioning, he is still in the business of money-spinning spectacles.

Mayweather told Forbes: “We’re working on some things right now for Tokyo, whether 2020 or 2021.

 “For now, I’m happily retired. You never know, but it would have to be worth it.

“Just like gambling right? Juice worth the squeeze no matter who the opponent is.”

I am happy that this fight between me and Mike Tyson will happen! I was always ready and will be ready this time as well. I want all my fans to support me and tune in. Its gonna be epic🥊🥊🥊#miketyson #royjonesjr #bestfight #bestfighters @mercedesmusic18

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