WATCH: Floyd Mayweather’s “$200 Million” Exhibition Fights’ Training Footage Released Online

Published 07/14/2022, 7:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS – APRIL 17: Boxer Floyd Mayweather in a pre-fight a workout during the grand opening of Mayweather Boxing Club on April 17, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Floyd is preparing for his “The World Awaits” fight with Oscar De La Hoya on May 5, 2007. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather aka ‘The Best Ever’ is synonymous with boxing. The champ become the torchbearer of American boxing after legends like Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya, and Roy Jones Jr. faded away from the mainstream sport. The guidance from the best trainers mingled with hard work and dedication produced a blueprint of an ideal boxer in Mayweather. He became a five-weight division world champion and retired as an undefeated 50-0 legend in 2017. However, his obsession could not keep him away from the ring.

To keep himself and his fans engaged, ‘The Pretty Boy’ indulged in the business of delivering exhibition bouts. Since he retired, he has been to several exhibitions. The previous one in Abu Dhabi turned out to be a mega-event. Now, the 45-year-old is gearing up to take himself into the ring for the second time this year for which he has begun training.

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A video clip of Mayweather doing pad drills recently appeared on the Internet. The Hall of Fame boxer looked no different. His hand speed and reflexes showed no signs of aging.

The audio in the clip was the voice of Mayweather. He said, “Give my trainer applause, okay, so 3 years working, he is also one of the best trainers in the sport of boxing. Let me tell you, he gets ready for me first. Earlier, he was not a trainer. He made the transition from boxer to the trainer before he move hands down he is one of the best trainers in the world.”

Mayweather is under the wings of Tucker since his father, Mayweather Sr and his uncle Roger Mayweather, left.

Who is Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent?

Per reports, ‘The Pretty Boy’ is all set to test the skills of little-known mixed martial artist Mikuru Asakura. The contest is most likely to take place in Japan in September.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during the official weigh-in for his bout against Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fighters will meet in a WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight on September 14 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

This is going to be the second exhibition bout of the ex-champ in Japan. Earlier, he took over Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018. He had dropped Nasukawa several times in that fight and entertained the crowd in Japan for the first time in his career.

Let’s see what Mayweather would offer to his fans in Japan for the second time.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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