Floyd Mayweather is living life to the fullest at the current stage of his athletic career.
Last weekend (September 25, 2022) at Super RIZIN in Saitama, Japan, Mayweather made his second appearance in the RIZIN ring. The boxing legend once again defeated another top promotion and Japanese superstar, Mikuru Asakura, to headline the event. Mayweather, who seemed to have let his one-time mixed martial arts (MMA) featherweight title challenger gain early success, decided enough was enough in the second round and knocked his opponent out with one punch.See the main points).
Although the 45-year-old has enough left in the tank to compete in his fourth exhibition bout since retiring from professional boxing in August 2017, Mayweather has no plans to return to a serious approach to the sport.
“I’m retired from the sport, and I’m not going to let the sport retire me,” Mayweather said. Super RIZIN press release after the war (H/t MMA Junkie). “I always put myself in my position, like I do – to fight at the highest level. I was in charge and in control.
“I’m not going in there with ex-fighters, ex-world champions, taking more abuse on my body,” he added. “I retired for a reason. I’m here to have fun and enjoy myself – sometimes three rounds, sometimes eight rounds, with guys who help me entertain people.
Mayweather, fresh off his victory, is set to return for the next exhibition boxing match. On November 13, 2022, in Dubai, Mayweather will be dating YouTube star and younger brother of “KSI”, Oladji Daniel “Deji” Olatunji.
Also present at Mayweather’s previous bout was an old foe named Manny Pacquiao. Unfortunately, he can’t expect a rematch anytime soon.
“I’m not going to take a punishment until I can’t walk or talk,” Mayweather said. “Many [Pacquiao] He had a great career, but Manny retired from boxing, Manny didn’t retire from boxing. There is a difference. Of course, if I were Manny Pacquiao, would I be attending an exhibition with Floyd Mayweather to get a payday? I absolutely will. But this time, I like to fight guys who are 15-0, 8-0 — big guys like myself, or YouTubers or MMA guys. I will continue to do what I do and direct and control.