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Floyd Mayweather reveals toughest opponent was Manny Pacquiao and admits he is only fighting Logan Paul for money

FLOYD MAYWEATHER revealed Manny Pacquiao was the best fighter he ever faced and opened up on his exhibition with Logan Paul.

Mayweather outclassed Pacquiao over 12 rounds in May 2015 to end a debate which raged on over five years.

Floyd Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao in 2015
Floyd Mayweather revealed Manny Pacquiao was the best fighter he ever faced

Floyd Mayweather next to his private jet

Despite many feeling the fight failed to produce the excitement the build-up promised, it still sold a record 4.6million pay-per-views.

Mayweather, 44, controlled the contest in large parts but admitted Pacquiao, 42, was his trickiest customer.

He told The Million Dollaz Worth of Game show: “The best fighter I ever fought, probably was Manny Pacquiao. Because of his movement.

“But he’s a helluva fighter and I can see why he won so many fights and I can see why he’s going down as a Hall of Famer, it’s just certain moves that he made.

“But the roughest fighter probably was a guy named Emanuel Augustus. The Drunken Master. He was tough.

“And Miguel Cotto was very, very physically strong. So, you’ve got different fighters, different days you feel different ways.

“So some days you can go over there and you may not feel that good but you go over there and feel superb.”

Mayweather officially retired as a professional in 2017 after beating ex-UFC champion Conor McGregor, 32, in ten rounds.

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He did return a year later in Japan and beat featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in one round.

He claimed it earned him £7million already adding to his fortune which he projects is over £1billion.

Mayweather’s wealth is set to sky rocket again having lined up another exhibition, as he faces YouTuber Logan Paul, 26, on June 6.

The American legend reckons he is set for a guaranteed £72m payday and admitted the money is too good to turn down.

Logan Paul faces Floyd Mayweather on June 6

Floyd Mayweather predicts he will earn a guaranteed £72m

Mayweather said: “There’s a lot of people out there who have a famous face but they ain’t got s***.

“So, I truly believe in I’d rather have a currency then a legacy, because my legacy is already engraved in stone.

“A lot of times they say, ‘Oh, Mayweather, he’s doing exhibitions’ they be like, ‘It’s bad for boxing’.

“But at the end of the day, I look at my children, I look at my grandson, I look at my mother, I look at my father.

“My mother’s a millionaire, my dad’s a millionaire, my children are millionaires, my little grandson’s a multi millionaire and he doesn’t even know it.”

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