Floyd Mayweather didn’t give it his all despite completely overwhelming his opponent during his last Japan appearance.
Mayweather revealed after his RIZIN exhibition in 2018 that his team asked him to take it easy before the ex-pound-for-pound king battered Tenshin Nasukawa.
RIZIN secured ‘Money’for a $9.9 million payday after retiring from competitive boxing for over three years.
Floyd Mayweather batters kickboxer.
He will do it all again for a similar check this September.
Not wanting to let his fans down, Mayweather entered the ring massively overweight but proceeded to smash the living daylights out of a featherweight kickboxer.
Tenshin hit the canvas three times before the bout eventually got called off in the first round. For three minutes’ work, Mayweather earned over $3 million per minute.
Revealing how the offer went down, Mayweather stated he was supposed to go gentle on the youngster, who was only 20 then.
But when speaking to Japanese organizers at Rizin, they told him to do whatever came into his head.
Take it easy
“Well, they told me in Japan. I was going to go over there. Just move around with the guy. Take it lightly,” said Mayweather in an interview with Club Shay Shay.
“They said no, we want you to get in there and really go at it. As you can see in that fight, I was a little heavy. I wasn’t working out like I am working out now.
“For that fight, I wasn’t working out. I would go to the gym and spar a couple of times. Then I went to Japan and picked up nine or ten million,” he added.
Those words mimick what Floyd Mayweather stated before he did a similar job on UFC star Conor McGregor. Therefore, Floyd could do what he wanted against superstar fighters and pick up millions of dollars.
It really is an unprecedented time. When can any fighter manipulate fans repeatedly without them even realizing what is happening?
Is social media making fans dumber and dumber? – Who knows. But we know that Mayweather could fight anyone he wants, even a 200-pound YouTuber.
He can smash the living daylights out of combat foes and take home millions of dollars. Boxing fans are well aware of this – madness but genius.
This fall, Floyd Mayweather will do it again when facing former RIZIN Featherweight title challenger Mikuru Asakura.
A massive favorite to win despite being a 45-year-old grandpa, the “Money” man is being linked to a non-professional rematch with Manny Pacquiao in 2023.
Pacquiao retired in 2021, opening the door for another installment of the most lucrative fight in history.