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Arum: Mayweather-Nasukawa is a Joke, Floyd Needs The Money

By TMZ

Floyd Mayweather's upcoming exhibition fight with Japanese kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa is a complete joke and is nothing but a money grab, according to Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who ripped Floyd for even taking the fight.

"It is a non-event. It is not a sporting event," Bob tells TMZ Sports.

Arum was out at Craig's this week when he made sure to stop for our photog, to crap all over Mayweather's highly-anticipated New Year's Eve exhibition in Japan.

"That's pretty much a joke, isn't it? I think so. I think so. Because, it's not a real fight ... the people who are watching that nonsense are pretty well jerks."

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In fact ... Bob tells us he thinks the only reason the tilt is going down is because Mayweather needs the money.

"He needs money for Christmas and the New Year, and this is a good way for him to make some money. God knows Floyd always needs money," Mayweather said.

The contest will be fought over a three rounds with traditional boxing rules. Nasukawa is not allowed to kick or use any non-boxing moves. There will be no judges and no winner will be announced at the conclusion of the bout.

Arum promoted Mayweather for a good part of his career - until the undefeated 50-0 boxer broke away from Top Rank in 2006. Mayweather, 41-0, announced his retirement from the sport in August of 2017 - when he stopped UFC Conor McGregor in the tenth round of a cross-sport boxing match in Las Vegas. That was Mayweather's first contest in two years.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chitownboxing on 01-02-2019

[QUOTE=Premier15;19398672]If he's not broke after all that spending then he looks really stupid for taking 9 million for an exhibition when he claims that he'd never fight for less than a 100 million ever again.[/QUOTE] Floyd doesn't look "really stupid"…

Comment by joseph5620 on 01-02-2019

[QUOTE=champion4ever;19402227]One thing Arum can say about Mayweather is that he is a lousy promoter. Even Oscar De La Hoya has more education than Floyd Mayweather. He actually finished High school. He has a twelfth grade high school diploma.[/QUOTE] That's nothing…

Comment by joseph5620 on 01-02-2019

[QUOTE=FinitoxDinamita;19397673]Regardless of how rich, it doesnt hurt to Earn more easy money.[/QUOTE] Exactly. Arum is almost 90 and he's still working.

Comment by Zodogg on 01-02-2019

That's ur logic u don't know his motivation ur simply ASSuming. U guys get on hear and talk with no facts no evidence let the man GO broke first then talk shiiit

Comment by Spoon23 on 01-02-2019

[QUOTE=Zodogg;19403305]Says who??? U just hoping he is broke HATER[/QUOTE] A supposed millionaire working on New Years eve.. A millionare will be partying hard and enjoying the New Year. Not working on that time of the day. That's a desperate man…

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