Floyd Mayweather Jr. is in the legalized bank robbing phase of his career, frequently appearing in insanely lucrative exhibition matches.
Mayweather last fought in a professional boxing match in 2017 and knocked out UFC star Conor McGregor.
Since then, the now 45-year-old Mayweather has only engaged in exhibitions.
In 2018, the recently crowned Hall of Fame fighter danced and demolished Tenshin Nasukawa. Last year, he entertained the masses by facing off against Logan Paul. In May, it was Don Moore. On Saturday, it’s going to be Mikuru Asakura. In November, it’s slated to be YouTuber-turned-boxer Deji.
As Mayweather milks millions for his shows, one fight, in particular, he’s aiming to break the bank with yet again is a rematch against McGregor.
“I’m not going to really get in the ring anymore. I had a great career for over 20 years fighting the best fighters I can possibly fight. I’ve done great numbers. Now I’m just doing exhibitions. It’s still very, very lucrative. I’m enjoying myself,” Mayweather told TMZ.
"Hopefully me and Conor McGregor can lock up in 2023 in a real fight. If the price is right, of course, they already talked to me about the number that I'm going to receive, and of course, it’s nine figures. You know we gotta start at least $100 million for Floyd Mayweather. I’m always the A-side. My philosophy is ‘never stop getting it.’ But if I’m not taking any bodily harm or if I’m not taking any abuse, then I can go out there, have fun and entertain the people.”
The Nevada-based Mayweather said he’d want the fight with McGregor to take place at Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL franchise Las Vegas Raiders.
McGregor responded on social media by saying “#notinterested" while using the two fingers emoji.
The Super RIZIN PPV show will be distributed to cable and satellite providers via Integrated Sports, and it will additionally be available for purchase digitally on PPV.com and FITE.TV for $29.99.
The event takes place Sunday at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan and airs live in the United States on Saturday starting at 11 p.m. ET.
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