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Floyd Mayweather Confirms He Will Take Part In More Exhibition Fights

Ryan Sidle

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Floyd Mayweather Confirms He Will Take Part In More Exhibition Fights

Floyd Mayweather will take part in more overseas exhibition fights, like his one against Tenshin Nasukawa, the retired boxer confirmed on Instagram Live.

The former five weight world champion went back into retirement after beating Conor McGregor in 2017 but appeared just over a year later when he fought Japanese kickboxer Nasukawa in an exhibition fight.

Since then there has been talk of him coming out of retirement but that has since died down. Speaking to Zab Judah on Instagram Live, 'Money' has confirmed more fights like the one in Japan will take place.

"I got a couple of exhibitions I'm doing," Mayweather said, "I got a couple of exhibitions, I'm doing little exhibitions overseas. It's paying though."

The previous exhibition was shrouded in some controversy, with the fight initially meant to be a an actual professional fight, although it wasn't confirmed whether it would be boxing rules or MMA.

Just two days after a press conference in which he confirmed the fight, the American backed out saying there was confusion over it being televised and that it was meant to be an exhibition fight.

A couple of weeks later Mayweather reversed his decision again and confirmed the three round exhibition fight would take place on New Year's Eve in Japan. He was victorious with a first round stoppage, after knocking his opponent down three times, and reportedly earned $9 million for his short work.

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Mayweather has been rumoured to be coming out of retirement recently with fights against Manny Pacquiao and a few MMA stars spoken about previously.

Whilst it doesn't look like the 43-year-old will be getting in the ring for a competitive fight he has also thrown down a challenge to former rival McGregor.

The former two weight UFC champion once again claimed he was retiring last week and Money threw down a challenge in response, saying on social media, "If I'm not mistaken, didn't you tell Mike Tyson you could beat me if we fought a second time? Now you're quitting! I thought you wanted to beat the best? Well, if you decide to come back, I will be waiting to punish you again."

Mayweather beat McGregor in 10 rounds. Image: PA Images
Mayweather beat McGregor in 10 rounds. Image: PA Images

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Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Manny Pacquiao, Boxing News, US Sports, Tenshin Nasukawa, USA, Dana White, Floyd Mayweather

Ryan Sidle
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