Floyd Mayweather has revealed his purse for his upcoming exhibition fight.
Mayweather will return to action on September 25 when he competes in an exhibition fight once again. He faces Japanese fighter MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura (16-3) at Super RIZIN. Since retiring from professional boxing at 50-0, Mayweather has taken a liking to exhibition fights, and this will be his fourth.
As much as Mayweather has been enjoying exhibition fights, he LOVES money much, much more, and he is getting a big payday once again.
9 minutes = $$$$
In a recent interview with The Daily Mail, Mayweather revealed how much he is getting paid.
“It’s always a few million a minute,” Mayweather said. “From this exhibition alone I will be making somewhere upwards of $15-20 million. That’s just from this exhibition. So, it’s cool. Nine minutes, 20 million, not bad.”
All for entertainment
On top of getting paid an absurd amount of money for a simple exhibition, the boxing legend loves exhibitions because he can travel.
“Exhibitions are also giving me a chance to travel more. I have always traveled a lot but I am able to entertain people all over the world. 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. It’s a great feeling,” Mayweather said. “I make great money from these exhibitions. But like I told you, I am not taking any abuse. If they were doing some bodily harm I would have to walk away completely. I am not going to put myself in a position where I am getting brutally beaten, or I am taking punishment.”
The Mayweather vs. Sakura exhibition fight goes down at the iconic Saitama Super Arena and takes place this Sunday. The expected start time of the Super RIZIN event is around 11 p.m. ET. You can watch the fight on RIZIN Stream Pass, FITE.tv.