Retired American boxer Floyd Mayweather has revealed he will earn about $80 million from exhibition fights in 2019.

The 41-year-old had a stainless boxing career after recording 50 wins out of 50 bouts - 27 of them on knockouts.

Mayweather has a boxing events lined up for him in Japan this July after facing Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year's Eve.

The 'money-man' as he is fondly referred to made $9m in just over two minutes on that occasion and is set to rake in even more over the next 12 months.

Daily Mail however reports that the boxer-turned promoter has avoided every talk of a re-fight against Manny Pacquiao, but admitted to TMZ, [i]"The fans want to know what's going on."[/i]

He said: [i]"I'm not here to talk about boxing right now. I'm living life, I'm eating so good, so many smart investments, dam'n they can't stop me.[/i]

[i]"I got exhibitions, I got another one in Japan in July. In exhibitions alone I'll make about $80m this year .[/i]

[i]"I don't have to do the real thing, I am the real thing. I've proved myself. It's all about being smart. My faculties are very important. "[/i]

Mayweather negotiated himself a $100m (£78m) pay-day against Conor McGregor in August 2017 before earning $9m (£7m) in a farcical exhibition bout against Nasukawa in Japan.

He currently works as a promoter for upcoming fighter Gervonta Davis - who Mayweather wants to fight Nasukawa in April in another exhibition - but he may yet have another bout of his own left in him.


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