Floyd Mayweather Just Made $9 Million For Three Minutes Of Work Inside Boxing Ring (Video)
— Benjamin Harris (@HarrisCBenjamin) December 31, 2018
Floyd Mayweather continues to live his best life. The 41-year-old boxer dusted off his boxing gloves to fight Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa. Mayweather agreed to fight in the exhibition match a couple months ago, but many fans in Japan were worried he wouldn’t show because he stopped promoting it.
But the promised $9 million paycheck was too delicious for Mayweather to pass up. He showed up at the Saitama Super Arena near Tokyo two hours late, and then beat 20-year-old Tenshin in just three minutes.
“Mayweather, 41, a former five-division world champion, floored Nasukawa three times before the end of the first round. Nasukawa’s corner threw in the towel after the third knockdown, and the 20-year-old was left in tears after being humbled by the retired Mayweather.”
Obviously, this was a super easy fight for Mayweather. Tenshin is just 20-years-old and he’s not even a legit boxer. He specializes in kick boxing.
After the fight, Mayweather noted that this does not mean he’s coming out of retirement. He just did this for entertainment (and also the $9 million)
“It was all about entertainment. We had fun. I’m still retired. I don’t look forward to coming back to boxing. I did it just to entertain fans in Japan. I’m still retired, I’m still 50-0, and Nasukawa is still undefeated and a hell of a fighter.”
Can you blame him? Why even try to make a comeback when people are giving you $9 million for an exhibition match? If I were Floyd, I’d be taking these offers every month. He could make a tour out of it. The ‘Pay Me to Come Kick Your Ass’ tour.