If there is one thing Floyd Mayweather is known for, it is making a hefty profit in whatever he does. The “A-Side” a majority of his career, Mayweather has always been able to control the narrative. He has also been able to control how much he can make in a fight.
Mayweather will once again be competing in an exhibition fight on September 24 (Sept. 25 in Australia). This time, he faces MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura. This will be his fourth exhibition fight since retiring 50-0 against Conor McGregor in 2017. He is expected to earn another nice payday from this bout.
When asked by Sportsmail how much he'll be making, Mayweather wasn’t shy in sharing.
“It's always a few million a minute,” Mayweather said. "From this exhibition alone I will be making somewhere upwards of $15-20 million. That's just from this exhibition. So, it's cool. Nine minutes, 20 million, not bad.”
Just to give an idea of how much he can make for the bout, Mayweather told ES News he made over $1.5 million to just appear at the introductory press conference. Mayweather told Fight Hype he earned $1 million just for attending a press conference for his bout against former training partner Don Moore.
Floyd Mayweather’s career earnings
All purses include pay-per-view shares.
In the late 2010s, Mayweather was known to have a hefty purse.
Against Miguel Cotto in 2012, Mayweather made about $45 million, per The Sports Daily. Against Canelo Alvarez, he made about $73 million. His disclosed paycheck against McGregor was $100 million.
In his bout against Tenshin Nasukawa, Mayweather reportedly made $9 million. In his exhibition fight against Logan Paul, Mayweather was guaranteed $10 million in base salary and 50 percent pay-per-view shares. Mayweather ended up bragging that he made $100 million.
Against Moore, Mayweather earned about 80% from pay-per-view sales. The estimated total is about $50-60 million.
Floyd Mayweather’s net worth: How much does Floyd Mayweather make?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Mayweather is worth around $450 million. His career earnings in and out of boxing have totaled up to about $1.1 billion.
When is Floyd Mayweather vs. Mikuru Asakura?
- Date: Saturday, Sept. 24 | Sunday Sept. 25 (Australia)
- Start time: 11 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. GMT | 1 p.m. AEST
The Mayweather vs. Asakura exhibition fight will take place Sept. 24. The expected start time of the Super RIZIN event is around 11 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. GMT | 1 p.m. AEST.
How to watch Floyd Mayweather vs. Mikuru Asakura?
- RIZIN Stream Pass, FITE.tv, PPV.com
The only way to watch Mayweather vs. Asakura is via the RIZIN Stream Pass, FITE.tv, and PPV.com.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Mikuru Asakura price: How much does the card cost?
Per FITE.tv, the Mayweather vs. Asakura fight will cost $29.99.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Mikuru Asakura fight card
- Floyd Mayweather vs. Mikuru Asakura
- Nadaka Yoshinari vs. Bandasak So Trakunpet; Kickboxing
- Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Yuto Hokamura
- Hiromasa Ogikubo vs. Soo Chul Kim
- Kyohei Hagiwara vs. Chihiro Suzuki
- Juri Ohara vs. Luiz Gustavo
- Shoma Shibisai vs. Cally Gibrainn de Oliveira