Floyd Mayweather RUBBISHES claims his latest comeback in Japan next year is because he’s running out of money… and says he’s carrying a million pounds around with him IN CASH!
- Floyd Mayweather is fighting in an exhibition in Japan in February next year
- Critics claim he might be making a comeback because he’s spent his fortune
- Mayweather earned over $1bn in his career and was quick to shut claims down
Floyd Mayweather has emphatically shot down suggestions he is making another comeback because he has blown through his multi-million pound fortune and ‘needs money’.
The retired boxing legend, who made in excess of $1billion during his illustrious career in the ring, announced earlier this week he would be returning to Tokyo on February 28 for another exhibition fight.
‘Money’ Mayweather pocketed £7m when he obliterated kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in just 136 seconds in the Japanese capital two years ago.
Floyd Mayweather rubbished claims his comeback fight is because he’s running out of money
Mayweather said his bank balance is so healthy he can carry around £1million in cash
Critics believe the 43-year-old may have ran into financial problems – which is why he has decided to come out of retirement to headline an MMA event – but Mayweather rubbished those claims by saying he’s so rich he is carrying £1m around with him in cash.
The news of Mayweather’s comeback fight comes just weeks before retired world champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr prepare to face off in another glitzy exhibition fight.
Mayweather refused to criticise that fight despite the pair being in their 50s and insisted his return has not been influenced by recouping wealth after former rival Amir Khan claimed he may have ‘spent up’ his fortune.
Amir Khan claimed American may be fighting in Japan next year because he’s spent his fortune
FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S BIGGEST PAYDAYS
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor, 2017
Mayweather’s pay cheque: $275m
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, 2015
Mayweather’s pay cheque: $250m
Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez, 2013
Mayweather’s pay cheque: $85m
Mayweather, who has an estimated worth of £425m, told USA Today: ‘Let them do what they want to do, you know?
‘I can’t tell nobody what to do and what not to do. Because when I do my exhibition, I don’t want anybody telling me what to do and what not to do.
‘And I don’t want anybody telling me, ‘Ah, Floyd needs money,’ I’m OK, I’m great, I’m doing just fine.
‘I got probably $1.3 million (£1m) [in cash right now] on me. I’m Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.’
The unbeaten American officially retired from professional boxing after beating UFC star Conor McGregor in ten rounds in their money-spinning crossover fight back in 2017.
Mayweather said earlier this year he wanted to concentrate on becoming a trainer and has spent much of his time working with fighters in his Las Vegas gym, but will now put that on a hold to focus on his fight next year.
He added: ‘There are so many people that are in the work world that retire and still do different things and make a couple of dollars just to have fun.
‘Same thing I’m doing. I’m having fun, enjoying life. Why can’t I do some sparring for, you know, some heavy cash?’
Mayweather earned £7m for fighting kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018 exhibition in Tokyo
‘Money’ Mayweather earned in excess of $1billion from his illustrious boxing career – and had his biggest payday when he fought Conor McGregor back in 2017