Mayweather Made $9 Million For Nasukawa Fight
Floyd Mayweather Jr. made a lot of money for his very brief exhibition fight against Tenshin Nasukawa.
The unbeaten boxer posted on Instagram that he made $9 million for his glorified sparring session against the Japanese kickboxer at Rizin 14. The fight, contested under boxing rules, was scheduled to go for three rounds, meaning Mayweather would get a million dollars per minute.
But the fight went much shorter than originally anticipated with Mayweather scoring three knockdowns in the first round until Nasukawa’s corner threw in the towel to end the fight. As the fight was an exhibition, the result had no bearing on either fighter’s boxing records, meaning the 41-year-old boxer still has a 50-0 record. On average, Mayweather actually made a little more than $3 million per minute.
The exhibition bout may be the last time Mayweather fights in any official capacity. After the fight, Mayweather, stated that he is still retired and is not looking to have a pro boxing fight. Mayweather’s last such bout was against Conor McGregor back in August 2017 when Mayweather won via 10th-round TKO.