Undefeated boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has said he expects to earn $80 million from more boxing exhibitions in 2019.
Mayweather fought against Tenshin Nasukawa in January in Japan and is said to have picked up $9 million for the three-round showdown. In the end, the man known as Money won the fight after Nasukawa’s corner threw in the towel in the first round.
When asked what he has coming up for the year by TMZ, Mayweather said he will be involved in similar types of events in the coming months, starting in July back in Japan.
“I’ve got another one in Japan, I think in July,” said the veteran fighter. “Like $10 million, three rounds.” Mayweather went on to say that from “four or five” exhibition fights this year he is expecting to pick up a whopping $80 million.
When asked whether the rules would be the same, the 41-year-old said “always, always my rules.” When pressed on a possible opponent, Mayweather said it would be a former Japanese boxer.
Floyd Mayweather says he can make real money doing the exhibition fights with much less risk to his health.
“It’s all about being smart. My faculties are very important.”