FLOYD MAYWEATHER has lived up to his “Money” nickname even into retirement.
The boxing legend officially hung up his gloves as a professional in 2017 after beating UFC legend Conor McGregor, 34, in a farewell fight.
Floyd Mayweather has boxed in three exhibitions since retiring
Although, it has since proven that money-spinning night in Las Vegas was not the last time fans saw Mayweather, 45, in the ring.
And they will not have to wait long to see another boxing cameo from the American, who faces MMA star Mikuru Asakura, 29, over the weekend.
Here, SunSport breaks down the amount Mayweather – who claims to have already made £1BILLION – earned through non-sanctioned bouts.
Tenshin Nasukawa, December 2018
Mayweather first returned in a New Year’s Eve bout against Japanese kickboxing champion Nasukawa, 24, promoted by RIZIN.
But the bout only lasted one round as Nasukawa was floored a hat-trick of times before being stopped and left in tears.
Beforehand, Mayweather boasted of making $9m (£8m) for the spectacle, which only lasted 139 seconds.
He posted online: “What if I told you I was making $9,000,000 for 9 minutes of sparring in Tokyo, Japan — would you do the same if you were me? I like to call it a 9-minute walk thru.”
Floyd Mayweather beat Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018
Logan Paul, June 2021
Mayweather took his time but was back one again last summer, in perhaps his most daring pay-per-view of all time.
He faced YouTuber Logan Paul – who had only boxed twice but weighed TWO STONE more – in an eight-round exhibition.
And much to the surprise, Paul survived until the final bell in a bout which sold over 1m PPVs at $50, generating $50m (£44m).
Mayweather, who promoted the fight and takes a box office cut, claimed he also made $30m (£26.4m) on his short sponsors alone.
But he claimed before and after the fight that he was earning $100m (£88m) for what he dubbed a “legalised bank robbery”.
Floyd Mayweather was taken the distance by Logan Paul
Don Moore, May 2022
With Mayweather already claiming to have made nearly £100m through exhibitions, he took his business to the Middle East this year.
He was set to box ex-sparring partner Don Moore on a hotel HELIPAD in Dubai, although the death of the UAE President saw it axed.
Mayweather instead dominated Moore over eight rounds in Abu Dhabi a week later, in what was his latest fight to date.
Unusually, the Hall of Famer did not disclose his purse, but his coach Gerald Tucker said on Instagram it would at least $10m (£8.8m).
Don Moore was dominated over eight rounds
Mikuru Asakura, September 2022
With his total income from exhibitions totalling almost £110m at this point, according to the man himself, Mayweather is in no mood to let up.
He faces Asakura over three rounds at the Saitama Super Arena, again promoted by RIZIN.
And Mayweather is also confirmed for ANOTHER exhibition on November 13, heading back to Dubai.
He is in talks with YouTuber Deji, commonly known KSI’s brother as well as a rematch with McGregor.
Floyd Mayweather with his next opponent Mikuru Asakura
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a left hook and a right cross?
A left hook can be thrown from the side, and a right cross from the front.
A left hook is thrown with the back of the hand facing the opponent’s face. The elbow is bent 90°. The wrist is turned 45° toward opponent.
A right cross is when the opponent’s palm faces the opponent and the elbow straightens. The opponent’s wrist is rotated 45 degrees to the side.
Can you train yourself to box?
You can learn how to box. Find a local boxing gym and sign up for a class. Although most gyms offer free classes to their members, it is possible to search Google for other local boxing clubs.
You will also need gloves, mouthpieces and headgear to sparring with your partners. Once you have the necessary equipment, you are ready to practice your punches or kicks.
How to protect yourself
When you’re being attacked, you must always protect your head. Avoid getting punched. To avoid being punched, you must learn how to stop an incoming punch. Here’s what you need to do:
- Square your shoulders and stand tall.
- Keep your elbows near your sides.
- Block the incoming punch using your forearm.
- Counterattack immediately.
- Continue blocking until the attacker runs away.
- Don’t let your defense slip.
What are some ways I can improve my combat defense?
You can improve your defense in fighting by learning how to fight smart. It is important to know how to defend yourself against all types of attacks, as well as how to counterattack when necessary.
You won’t be able to fight if you don’t know what fighting is. You’ll just get beaten up. But if you do know how to fight, you’ll be ready for whatever comes at you.
These are some tips that will help you improve your defense.
- You need to know where your opponent is coming from. This means you must pay close attention to the body language of your opponent. If your opponent appears nervous, it could mean that he’s about to attack again.
- Remain calm. Don’t panic. Instead, stay focused and relaxed.
- Block with your arms. Blocking with your arms is an effective and simple way to defend against attacks.
- Counterattack. You must immediately counterattack if you see your enemy attacking you.
- Fight dirty. Fighting dirty is another method to defend yourself. If your opponent kicks you in the face, you can counter by kicking him back.
What are the health benefits of boxing
There are many health benefits associated with boxing. Boxing has many health benefits. It helps strengthen your bones and muscles. It improves your coordination and reflexes. It can also help strengthen your heart muscle and lungs. The best part is that boxing doesn’t require any special equipment. You can use any item you have at home.
How can I box without a partner?
If you are looking to box with a partner but don’t want to train, you can just watch the professional boxing matches on TV. You can also find an amateur boxing gym near you. Amateur boxing clubs hold regular training sessions. These sessions typically involve sparring partners, who often hit pads together.
Boxing can also be practiced using punching bags. Before hitting the bag you should make sure you are wearing protective gear, such as gloves.
- You want to be running at roughly 75-80% of your top speed..5 mile slow, easy recovery jog at the end.X Research source 2Mix in long runs, shadow boxing, and short sprints on non-interval days. (wikihow.com)
- This article received 39 testimonials and 89% of readers who voted found it helpful, earning it our reader-approved status. (wikihow.com)
- Amazon.com – Ringside Diablo Wrestling Boxing shoes : Clothing Shoes & Jewelry
- Amazon.com – Sanabul Boxing Wraps Elastic 180in Red — Sports & Outdoors
Here are some basic skills in boxing
How to box effectively
Boxing is one the most well-known sports in the world. It involves two people who attempt to knock each other out of their heads. The rules of boxing vary from country to country. There are three main types of boxing: Amateur boxing, Professional boxing, and Olympic boxing.
Amateur boxing usually takes place at school, college and university. This type includes sparring sessions using padded gloves, but without protection. Amateur boxing competitions typically last for three rounds, each lasting five minutes. Amateur boxing can be done in many styles, including Kickboxing and Muay Thai, Taekwondo or Karate, Judo, Wrestling, and Muay Thai.
Boxing is often practiced in gyms or clubs. They are equipped with protective equipment including a mouthpiece and nose guard, shinguards as well as elbow pads, knee pads. Waist belts and groin protectors. Professional boxing contests last six rounds and last for four minutes each. There are many types of professional boxing. These include Boxing (MMA), Kickboxing (Mixed Martial Arts), Muay Thai and Taekwondo.
Olympic boxing is done at the Olympics. Boxers are required to wear international standards-compliant protective gear. The eight rounds last three minutes each and are held over eight rounds. Olympic boxing can be divided into two types: Light Flyweight (Heavyweight) and Heavyweight (Light Flyweight).
The basics of boxing are:
- Punching techniques
- Guarding techniques
- Movement of the body
- Spare parts
There are seven types. Each punch has its own technique. Some punches require more strength than others. For example, an uppercut requires great force. However, a straight punch is much more powerful and faster than other punches.
There are also different combinations. These are combinations of punches which work together to achieve a goal. An entire combination could have several parts. For example, a combination of a left and right hook will result in damage to the opponent’s jaw.
A boxer protects himself by using his body. He uses his arms, legs, elbows, knees, knees, and feet to do this.
To defend against kicks, a boxer should use his legs. He raises his leg when he is hit with a kick and then moves away from the opponent. If the attacker is coming from the front, he will bend at the knees to avoid getting kicked on either side. If the attack is from the side, he will bend his knees to avoid being kicked on the side.
Elbow strikes are very powerful because they inflict great pain. An elbow strike can be delivered either directly or indirectly. Directly means you hit your opponent directly with your forearm. While indirectly, it means you hit him with another section of your arm.
Boxers use the power of their hands to block any incoming blows. Boxers raise their fists to block incoming blows and then move in the direction of the attacker’s attack. They then make contact with their attacker’s fist.
Boxers who are subject to a punch to their stomachs, abdomens, or chests should bend at the knees to absorb the impact. Knee strikes can be used to defend yourself.
A boxer should not be afraid to respond to an attack. This will allow him to gain distance from his opponent. Additionally, boxers need to maintain their balance when they counter-attack.
In order to box effectively, a boxer needs to establish a stance. The way he defends him will be dictated by his stance. It determines his position and the direction he will face. There are many positions that boxers can adopt. These are some of our most favorite:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
A boxer must change his position, speed and rhythm in order to win the fight. This involves changing position, speed and rhythm.
When a boxer throws a punch, he rotates in order to increase the reach of his arm. Depending on the type and size of punch, the speed at which the rotation takes place varies.
The timing of each punch will determine the effectiveness and efficiency of a combination. A good combination starts with a strong punch and ends with a weak one.
Sparring is a practice session designed to improve boxing skills . During sparring sessions, a boxer trains his mind as well as his body. Sparring, in conclusion, is about learning how to fight and not getting hurt.
Learning to box takes dedication and patience. To become a better fighter, you have to train hard and continue to work.