Floyd Mayweather says he could make £70m from Logan Paul fight – and has already banked £21m as he eyes Jake bout nextJune 5, 2021
FLOYD MAYWEATHER expects to make up to £70million from his exhibition bout with Logan Paul on Sunday night.
And the American has revealed that he has already pocketed £21m for facing the YouTuber.
Mayweather, 44, retired from professional boxing in 2017, after his victory over Conor McGregor took him to 50-0.
He donned the gloves again for an exhibition in 2018 against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan, and makes his latest lucrative comeback against The Maverick in Miami.
Speaking to TMZ ahead of Sunday's fight he said: "For the build-up so far, I've made something upwards of 30million (US Dollars)."
And asked if he would make more come fight night, he replied with a smile: "Of course, of course.
"(I'll make) Between 50 and 100 (million US Dollars). Not bad for the Mayweather zone."
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In what could be mind games, Floyd then revealed that he believes he's in a 'no-win zone'.
He added: "To me, it's a win-win but I'm in a no-win because if I knock him out fast in the first round, they're gonna be like 'Aw man this wasn't worth it.'
"If I let it go a few rounds and drag it out, they're gonna be like 'Aw man, he let a YouTuber hang in it for a few rounds'.
"But, it is what it is. We're gonna have some fun Sunday."
As for after the fight, Mayweather admitted that his next opponent is 'probably Jake'.
There's no love lost between the pair, after Floyd threatened 'to kill' the younger Paul brother after having his hat stolen by The Problem Child.
He continued: "After Logan, probably Jake. We don't know. We will see."
Jake is set to face Tyron Woodley on August 28.
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