They don’t call him Money Makin’ Mayweather for nothing!
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has taken his talents to YouTube and in his true nature, it comes along with a big bag. Despite officially retiring in 2015, he returned to the ring in 2017 against UFC star Conor McGregor. The matchup reportedly laced his pockets with $100 million.
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Getting Back Into The Ring
As previously reported by AfroTech, in September, Mayweather opened up about his earnings in his exhibition fight against Mikuru Asakura at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.
“From this exhibition alone I will be making somewhere upwards of $15-$20 million,” he told Daily Mail at the time. “That’s just from this exhibition. So, it’s cool. Nine minutes, 20 million, not bad.”
In fact, the fight was light weight for the boxing legend, who has won 15 world championships across five different weight classes. In an exhibition fight, it is more about entertainment than a real competition.
“I wasn’t able to do a real fight in Japan but they love when I do exhibitions. They love for me to come over and perform. It gives them a little bit of a chance to see the old Mayweather,” said Mayweather. “It’s a great feeling. I make great money from these exhibitions. But like I told you, I am not taking any abuse.”
Money Makin' Mayweather
For the YouTube fight that took place last Saturday (Nov. 12), Mayweather was guaranteed $10 million, but had the ability to earn up to $150 million for the event, DraftKings reports.
The event aligns with his current mantra to “work smarter, not harder.”
“They give me different names and I am just like ‘Yo, let’s make it happen,’” said Mayweather in a recent interview. “I’m not going to fight just anyone though because I am not going to put myself in a position where it is rough and tough. It’s about working smarter, not harder and I am getting smarter in life. I had a great career because the less you get hit the longer you last. As long as I am not taking any punches I am going to keep doing exhibitions and have fun.”