Mayweather has made a fortune fighting in exhibition bouts since he retired from the ring and will announce plans to return to Japan later this year
Floyd Mayweather will return to Japan later this year for his latest exhibition bout.
The boxing legend, who retired in 2017 with a record of 50-0, has made millions on the exhibition circuit since retiring and last month toyed with Don Moore over eight rounds in Abu Dhabi. Mayweather will confirm details of his latest bout on Monday but revealed he will partner with RIZIN as he did for his exhibition with Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018.
On that occasion, Mayweather stopped the young kickboxer in the second round of a one-sided contest which earned the boxer $9million. Last year he boasted of earning as much as $100m when he took on YouTube star Logan Paul over eight rounds in Miami with no winner declared.
Mayweather hung up his gloves after stopping UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017 and insists he will not be tempted back into the paid ranks. The 45-year-old will be inducted into boxing’s Hall of Fame this weekend and said last year: “I am not going to perform like I was 19, it’s all about growth and aging.
“I can’t fight like when I fought people like Gatti and people like that. It’s sad Pacquiao is coming out to fight again. I could have pressed really hard but it was fun. His whole goal was to survive and that was a win for him. If he’s happy, so be it. In the history books I will always be the greatest.