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Floyd Mayweather praises Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury fight, but says he’s making more money for exhibition bout with Tenshin Nasukawa

Floyd Mayweather has heaped praise on Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury after their fantastic heavyweight title fight.

However, the now-retired 50-0 great was also quick to remind the pair he’s making more money than them, boasting that his exhibition bout against Tenshin Nasukawa on December 31 will produce a bigger payday.

Floyd Mayweather and Tenshin Nasukawa held a US presser

Mayweather was ringside for the weekend’s event in LA and clearly enjoyed the action, stating: “The guys the other night fought a hell of a fight.

“I think they said one guy made $4million, one guy made $3million, I’m making more than that.”

With regards to the $4million and $3million figures, the American was referencing the officially declared commission purses which were made public on Saturday night.

In truth, both men are set to receive significantly more than those numbers due to additional revenue generated from US and UK pay-per-view sales.

Fury and Wilder played out a classic in Los Angeles

Mayweather was speaking at a press conference to announce the rules for his fight with Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve and inevitably faced questions regarding the payday he is set to receive.

“I’m making more than [Wilder and Fury] and I’m retired so it’s obvious I’m doing something right,” he continued.

“But I don’t knock those guys, they put on a hell of a show the other night and I’m proud of both participants, they did a great job.”

When asked directly how much he would bring back to the US on New Year’s day, Mayweather stated: “I’m not gonna tell you that. Seven figures, it’s not bad.”


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