Wed. Sep 28th, 2022
FLOYD MAYWEATHER has lived up to his “Money” nickname even into retirement.

The boxing legend officially hung up his gloves as a professional in 2017 after beating UFC legend Conor McGregor, 34, in a farewell fight.

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Floyd Mayweather has boxed in three exhibitions since retiring[/caption]

Although, it has since proven that money-spinning night in Las Vegas was not the last time fans saw Mayweather, 45, in the ring.

And they will not have to wait long to see another boxing cameo from the American, who faces MMA star Mikuru Asakura, 29, over the weekend.

Here, SunSport breaks down the amount Mayweather – who claims to have already made £1BILLION – earned through non-sanctioned bouts.

Tenshin Nasukawa, December 2018

Mayweather first returned in a New Year’s Eve bout against Japanese kickboxing champion Nasukawa, 24, promoted by RIZIN.

But the bout only lasted one round as Nasukawa was floored a hat-trick of times before being stopped and left in tears.

Beforehand, Mayweather boasted of making $9m (£8m) for the spectacle, which only lasted 139 seconds.

He posted online: “What if I told you I was making $9,000,000 for 9 minutes of sparring in Tokyo, Japan — would you do the same if you were me? I like to call it a 9-minute walk thru.”

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Floyd Mayweather beat Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018[/caption]

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Logan Paul, June 2021

Mayweather took his time but was back one again last summer, in perhaps his most daring pay-per-view of all time.

He faced YouTuber Logan Paul – who had only boxed twice but weighed TWO STONE more – in an eight-round exhibition.

And much to the surprise, Paul survived until the final bell in a bout which sold over 1m PPVs at $50, generating $50m (£44m).

Mayweather, who promoted the fight and takes a box office cut, claimed he also made $30m (£26.4m) on his short sponsors alone.

But he claimed before and after the fight that he was earning $100m (£88m) for what he dubbed a “legalised bank robbery”.

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Floyd Mayweather was taken the distance by Logan Paul[/caption]

Don Moore, May 2022

With Mayweather already claiming to have made nearly £100m through exhibitions, he took his business to the Middle East this year.

He was set to box ex-sparring partner Don Moore on a hotel HELIPAD in Dubai, although the death of the UAE President saw it axed.

Mayweather instead dominated Moore over eight rounds in Abu Dhabi a week later, in what was his latest fight to date.

Unusually, the Hall of Famer did not disclose his purse, but his coach Gerald Tucker said on Instagram it would at least $10m (£8.8m).

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Don Moore was dominated over eight rounds[/caption]

Mikuru Asakura, September 2022

With his total income from exhibitions totalling almost £110m at this point, according to the man himself, Mayweather is in no mood to let up.

He faces Asakura over three rounds at the Saitama Super Arena, again promoted by RIZIN.

And Mayweather is also confirmed for ANOTHER exhibition on November 13, heading back to Dubai.

He is in talks with YouTuber Deji, commonly known KSI’s brother as well as a rematch with McGregor.

Floyd Mayweather with his next opponent Mikuru Asakura
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