Floyd “Money” Mayweather, the self-proclaimed best boxer of all time, has taken retirement from professional boxing but hasn’t taken off his gloves, On 25th September 2022 he will be facing Japanese MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura at the Saitama Arena, the fight was organized by RIZIN and will take place before RIZIN 38 fight.
PPV tickets are now available on flite.tv website, this will be the 2nd exhibition fight in Japan for Floyd after his retirement. In the first exhibition, Japan had blessed him with $10M within 139 seconds of the fight, he was fighting against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, but the fight went too easy for the undefeated and undisputed boxing champion. The 50-0 MMA record holder is currently preparing to take down Mikuru Asakura who is a Japanese MMA fighter, Asakura is currently fighting for RIZIN.
Mikuru Asakura has not been in the ring since 2021, while his MMA records are not that scary. He’s only participated in 20 MMA matches – just three of them have ended in losses, with one ending in a no-contest. He typically competes in the featherweight division, giving him a weight advantage over Floyd in the upcoming anticipated showdown. Though “Money” has humilized Tenshin, for Mikuru it would be a different game and fans are eagerly waiting for the match.
Floyd, the biggest trash talker, revealed so much information about the match payout, which has generated huge buzz among the fans regarding the payout of the fight, we have gathered some shocking information about the purse, payout and salaries about the Floyd and Mikuru match for boxing lovers.
Floyd Mayweather vs Mikuru Asakura purse, payouts, salaries
Floyd has a huge loyal fanbase and because of his trash talk he is considered as one the biggest crowd puller in the boxing history, even at the age of 45, he received a whooping $1.5M pay to show up to a press conference a few months ago. He will reportedly receive a hefty $22M base salary for the event, and the PPV tickets are now available for $29.99, with him responsible for 85% of the PPV earnings, the amount would be estimated $4.5M. It proves Floyd was a successful businessman who never had a loss.
Even though Mikuru Asakura, in comparison, is not a starfighter for this event, he will still get 15% of the PPV revenue, which is estimated to be $750K, with his undisclosed base salary and other earnings, he will make a total of $1.2 M for this match.
Floyd Mayweather vs Mikuru Asakura Fight Purse Break down
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Potential rematch involving Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather in 2023
Recently, Floyd expressed his desire to fight against Conor Mcgregor in 2023, the money minded fellow is so confident that he will secure his victory again after 2017. Conor vs Floyd was one the biggest matches in boxing history, but recently Conor refused the offer through his personal instagram handle.