Floyd Mayweather Could Earn Up To $150 Million Thanks To Latest YouTube Boxing Match


Floyd Mayweather Jr. has taken his talents to YouTube, and in true Mayweather fashion, it comes with a big bag. Despite having officially retired in 2015, he returned to the ring in 2017 to face UFC star Conor McGregor. According to reports, the matchup netted him $100 million.

Getting Back Into The Ring

In September, Mayweather opened up about his earnings in his exhibition fight against Mikuru Asakura at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

“From this exhibition alone I will be making somewhere upwards of $15-$20 million,” he told Daily Mail at the time. “That’s just from this exhibition. So, it’s cool. Nine minutes, 20 million, not bad.”

The Champ

In fact, the fight was light weight for the boxing legend, who has 15 world titles across five weight classes. An exhibition fight is more about entertainment than it is about competition.

“I wasn’t able to do a real fight in Japan but they love when I do exhibitions. They love for me to come over and perform. It gives them a little bit of a chance to see the old Mayweather,” said Mayweather. “It’s a great feeling. I make great money from these exhibitions. But like I told you, I am not taking any abuse.”

Money Makin’ Mayweather

Mayweather was guaranteed $10 million for the YouTube fight last Saturday (Nov. 12), but had the potential to earn up to $150 million for the event, according to DraftKings.

Mayweather’s Mantra

The event aligns with his current mantra to “work smarter, not harder.”


“They give me different names and I am just like ‘Yo, let’s make it happen,’” said Mayweather in a recent interview. “I’m not going to fight just anyone though because I am not going to put myself in a position where it is rough and tough. It’s about working smarter, not harder and I am getting smarter in life. I had a great career because the less you get hit the longer you last. As long as I am not taking any punches I am going to keep doing exhibitions and have fun.”

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