Floyd Mayweather Admits Lying About His Fight Purse Against Tenshin Nasukawa

Published 03/22/2021, 2:19 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather has one of the loudest voices in the boxing world as he never hesitates to speak his mind on several issues. However, all of it may not be exactly what it is and the unbeaten elite has opened up on the same.

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While Mayweather has one of the biggest fan bases in the world, most of his statements tend to turn into headlines. That said, he has opened up on under-reporting a fight purse, which was way bigger than the reported numbers.

In interaction with Rob Moore, the five-division world champion stunned his fans by giving an interesting insight from his exhibition bout against Tenshin Nasukawa.

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“When I did an exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. I think 40,000 people showed up for three rounds. You know, I told the people that I made $9 million and I admitted. But I think actually I made more money than that. I just tell people what I wanted to tell them,” said Floyd Mayweather.

After securing the fiftieth win of his pro career against UFC star Conor McGregor, Mayweather retired, but returned to action in an exhibition the same year. He stepped up to fight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa and registered a lopsided win.

Although it didn’t find a place in Mayweather’s resume, it was still a dominant win which the unbeaten champion had relished. He will look to relish one more win once he boxes Logan Paul soon.

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What’s next for Floyd Mayweather?

The 44-year-old said he would face the Internet star Logan Paul in a special exhibition on February 20 in Japan, but the fight is still not official and doesn’t have a date. However, as ‘Maverick’ and Paul are in training, boxing fans will expect the bout to be imminent.

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Logan Paul may beat the name Nasukawa on a global scale. As he is ready to fight Mayweather, it can be a bigger event than Mayweather’s last exhibition bout.

It can also be a gateway for ‘Money’ to enter several more exhibitions, as he has already expressed his desire in appearing several times this year. While he remains the cash cow of boxing, we can still expect to see Floyd Mayweather in action in grand style as the years roll on.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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