US boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr gives a thumbs up at the end of a press conference at a Tokyo hotel on December 29, 2018. – Mayweather will fight against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin “Ninja Boy” Nasukawa in Saitama on December 31. (Photo by Toshifumi KITAMURA / AFP)
MANILA, Philippines—Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be a busy man this 2021 with exhibitions lined up for the former pound-for-pound king.
In a series of Instagram posts, Mayweather said he plans to have another exhibition in Tokyo and future appearances against YouTuber brothers Jake and Logan Paul and one more against rapper 50 Cent.
Mayweather, who’s been retired since stopping Conor McGregor in 2017 for a perfect 50-0 record, said he does not care for weight classes for his exhibitions as he maintains these aren’t fights for him and he’s just looking at them as money-making ventures.
“This year I will focus on several exhibitions. I will have an exhibition in Tokyo, Japan again. Of course the one with Logan Paul and I; and if Jake Paul can get past his next opponent Ben Askren, I will have an exhibition with him as well,” wrote Mayweather.
“I also heard that 50 cent would fight me but claims I’m too small. If he wants to lace up at the end of the year, we can do an exhibition then.”
Mayweather’s first foray in Japan was in 2018 when he knocked out kickboxer Tension Nasukawa in a boxing match that earned him, as he claimed, $9 million.
His fight against Logan was also postponed but, as per TMZ, the two parties will push through with it as the COVID-19 situation improves.
“I don’t care about weight class with any of these guys. The Paul brothers will make great money with the events, but with 50 cent It has to be Winner Take All,” wrote Mayweather.
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