Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has revealed that his proposed fight with Tenshin Nasukawa at Rizin’s New Years Eve show in Japan on December 31st is back on.
However, as expected, it isn’t exactly the full fleged MMA, kickboxing or indeed even boxing match that had first been alluded to recently when a press conference featuring the fighters was held in Japan.
Instead, it’s going to be an ‘exhibition boxing bout’, which all sounds rather unsatisfying, but apparently is going to make Mayweather lots of money.
“It’s gonna be a little boxing exhibition,” Mayweather said. “No kicking. No kicking at all. I’m moving around with the guy for nine minutes. And of course it’s gonna be the highest paid exhibition ever.”
Mayweather also noted that he’s already made “seven figures” for promoting the event.
‘Money’ also brushed aside rumors that he is only doing all this because he’s hurting financially, despite have earned over $100 million for a blockbuster fight with Conor McGregor last year.
“Everybody talking about I’m fighting a small guy. People don’t understand. Even when people are like, ‘Floyd fights because he needs money.’ It’s more like this: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Oprah, they still go out there and do different things and get paid financially great. Like I said before, I’m far from hurting for money. I got a ton of money.”