FLOYD MAYWEATHER made eight-figures for his return fight in Abu Dhabi, his coach claimed.
The American legend last boxed in May, dominating former sparring partner Don Moore over eight exhibition rounds.
A post shared by The Great/El Gran (@gt_the_great_)
His coach Gerald Tucker has released footage taken just days before the bout, which was staged in Abu Dhabi.
In the clip, Mayweather shows off his amazing hand speed even at the age of 45.
And Tucker claimed the Middle East fight banked at least $10million as they plot for even more "a few months later".
He posted: "Me and Floyd Mayweather cool, calm, and collected.
READ MORE IN BOXING
The best casino offers from free spins and bonus cash to no deposit deals
Mayweather ‘plotting on ways to make 9 figures’ amid McGregor rumours
"Always one step ahead of the game… he was preparing to make 8 figures in Dubai, while plotting on ways to make 9 figures a few months later… money magnet."
Mayweather has had three exhibitions since officially retiring from professional boxing.
The first was against featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 23, in 2018 before a return against YouTuber Logan Paul, 27, in June 2021.
Mayweather was due to box Moore in Dubai until the death of 73-year-old UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan.
Most read in Boxing
RUN OF THE MILL
Mayweather claims he makes $300m A MONTH after Jake Paul'broke' jibe
RUN OF THE MILL
Heavyweight who sparred BOTH reveals how AJ can overcome Usyk's style
Jake Paul offers to donate $10m to end world hunger if Elon Musk gives $6B
Paul hailed by Haye for ‘genius matchmaking’ after Fury bout collapse
FREE BETS AND SIGN UP DEALS – BEST NEW CUSTOMER OFFERS
It delayed the fight by a week, later taking place in Abu Dhabi.
The unbeaten Hall of Famer has since announced he will return in September back in Japan, against MMA star Mikuru Asakura, 29.
But FightHype, a media company Mayweather famously favours, reported a rematch with McGregor, 33, was in the negotiation stage.
Mayweather won the initial money fight in 2017 in ten rounds before hanging up his gloves afterwards.
McGregor, like was the case five years ago, would need special permission from the UFC or wait for his contract to run down.
The Irishman, who has two bouts left on his current deal, cryptically responded to the rematch reports with a post from their first fight.
He wrote: "I accept." Which was accompanied with a picture of himself landing a body shot on Mayweather.
Source: Read Full Article