Floyd Mayweather Jr. is in the legalized bank robbery phase of his career, regularly appearing in incredibly lucrative exhibition matches.
Mayweather last fought in a professional boxing match in 2017, knocking out UFC star Conor McGregor.
Since then, Mayweather, now 45, has only been in exhibitions.
In 2018, the newly crowned Hall of Fame wrestler danced and floored Tenshin Nasukawa. Last year he entertained the masses by taking on Logan Paul. In May, he was Don Moore. On Saturday it will be Mikuru Asakura. In November, YouTuber-turned-boxer Deji is scheduled to appear.
While Mayweather milks millions for his shows, one fight in particular that he intends to break the bank with once again is a rematch against McGregor.
“I’m not really going to get in the ring anymore. I had a great career for over 20 years fighting the best fighters I can fight. I have done great numbers. Now I’m just making exhibitions. It’s still very, very lucrative. I’m having fun,” Mayweather told TMZ.
“Hopefully Conor McGregor and I can lock down in 2023 in a real fight. If the price is right, of course I’ve already been told about the number I’m going to get and of course it’s nine figures.” I know we have to start with at least $100 million for Floyd Mayweather. I’m always on the A side. My philosophy is ‘never stop getting there’. But if I don’t suffer any bodily harm or if I don’t suffer any abuse, then I can go out and have fun and entertain people.”
Nevada-based Mayweather said he would like the fight with McGregor to take place at Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL franchise, the Los Vegas Raiders.
McGregor responded on social media by saying “#notinterested” while using the two-finger emoji.
The Super RIZIN PPV show will be distributed to cable and satellite providers through Integrated Sports, and will also be available for digital purchase on PPV.com and FITE.TV for $29.99.
The event takes place on Sunday at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan and airs live in the United States on Saturday starting at 11 p.m. ET.
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