The boxing legend Floyd Mayweather may have retired from professional boxing six years ago, but he still regularly competes in exhibition matches. A fascinating truth about Floyd’s first exhibition match has just been revealed by Joe Rogan.
‘Pretty Boy’ retired from professional boxing in 2017 after defeating Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, capping a 20-year career. However, Money continued to be involved in boxing even after he retired, as seen by his participation in a series of exhibition fights for the enjoyment of his ardent fan base and most importantly for his love of money.
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What did Joe Rogan disclose about Floyd Mayweather?
Floyd’s exhibition boxing journey began when he fought highly-rated kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa. Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN offered the boxing legend a lucrative $9million to fight the rising star. Joe Rogan recently discussed about how Mayweather humiliated the 20-year-old Japanese fighter in that boxing bout.
“He[Tenshin] is tiny. He’s so small compared to Mayweather. He had no business being in there with him. No, it wasn’t a fixed fight. It’s a tiny guy against the best boxer of all time.” Rogan expressed.
According to the UFC color commentator, “There’s no reason why they should’ve been doing that.” Rogan clearly indicates that the fight should have never happened.
What does Joe Rogan think about Floyd Mayweather still fighting in exhibition matches?
Joe is one of the biggest fans of Floyd so whenever it comes to criticizing the undefeated boxer, he usually does not speak much. However, Mayweather is said to be ruining his boxing legacy by continuing to compete and participating in undercard fights only for financial gain, according to many boxing analysts.
“He’s still out there doing these exhibitions. Fucking people up. People who have no business being there with him. He is a special fighter. He has really set the bar for the upcoming fighters.” Rogan added.
‘Money’ has already competed in exhibition matches against boxers such as Tenshin Nasukawa, Don Moore, Logan Paul, Mikuru Asakura, Deji Olatunji, and Aaron Chalmers, and he is looking forward to participating in more matches in the future.
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