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Floyd Mayweather Is Set To Appear In More Exhibition Fights

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Floyd Mayweather Is Set To Appear In More Exhibition Fights

Floyd Mayweather is reportedly set to earn another $80 million in the next year by taking part in four or five more exhibition fights following his 'fight' with Tenshin Nasukawa last year.

Last year Floyd Mayweather hinted that he would once again come out of retirement and this time it would be to have a rematch with Manny Pacquiao.

Whilst that's not exactly a fight to get the juices flowing these days, especially after their original fight took place five years too late and was a damp squib, it was still a lot better a prospect than his previous fight had been, the Conor McGregor fight.

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Pacquiao won the WBA welterweight title last year and then defended against it Adrien Broner at the beginning of this year but a fight with Mayweather has never come close to materialising.

Instead 'Money' decided that he would take on Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a fight that was on, off and back on again but lasted less than a round.

The boxer knocked the kickboxer to the ground three times before the fight was ended, making a bit of a farce of the whole thing.

According to TMZ though that's set to be a regular thing with Mayweather telling them he will make around $80 million this year doing four or five more of the exhibitions.

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Asked why not get back into doing actual competitive 12 round fights Mayweather claimed he can make similar money and not put himself in as much risk saying, "It's all about being smart. My faculties are very important."

From that point of view it looks like a very smart decision from Mayweather but we don't want him to tease us with things like a possible return to an actual ring to face Pacquiao again.

Mayweather against McGregor. Image: PA Images
Mayweather against McGregor. Image: PA Images
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Mayweather's most recent official fight was against Conor McGregor in August 2017 which was pretty much an exhibition fight anyway.

Next time he's in the ring will be in July against a Japanese boxer, who's name the American apparently doesn't know, and he'll be earning $10 million for about nine minutes, nice work if you can get it.

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Exhibition boxing, Tyson Fury, Manny Pacquiao, Boxing News, Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Floyd Mayweather

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