Mayweather: My Deal Was Bigger Than Canelo's With DAZN

By Ryan Burton

LAS VEGAS, NV - and other members of the media were on hand at the Mayweather Boxing Club where Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Tenshin Nasukawa formally announced their three round boxing exhibition that will take place on December 31st at the Saitama Prefecture Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Rizin Fighting Federation will promote the event in association with One Entertainment and One Entertainment.

Mayweather hasn't fought since he stopped UFC star Conor McGregor in August, 2017. He announced his retirement from the sport in the aftermath.

That hasn't kept Mayweather's name out of the news.  WBC/WBA middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez was recently asked about a rematch with the former pound-for-pound king.  Mayweather outpointed him in 2013 when Canelo was only 23 years old.

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Canelo said that he learned a lot from the fight and that he welcomed a rematch and said that a rematch would go a lot differently now that he has more experience in big fights.  He also said that a rematch would have to happen at 160 pounds which would be a major obstacle considering Mayweather gave away a lot of size in his fights that he contested at 154 pounds.

The Mexican star recently signed an 11 fight deal worth reportedly at least $365 million which is said to be the biggest contract in combat sports.

Mayweather took Canelo's comments in stride and doesn't believe that Canelo's deal is comparable with what he has done in the sport.

"He had his chance. He is supposed to call me out. I think he got a big deal. They say it[s the biggest deal in boxing history. I know in my deal that I have with Showtime I think in just 3 fights I made $750 million - so to me that sounds like the biggest deal," Mayweather explained.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by IR0NFIST on 12-10-2018

Floyd has confused the amount of money he's made from the first half of his Showtime contract with his total career earnings. Not only is he illiterate, but he's also proved himself to be innumerate as well. :lol1:

Comment by .!WAR MIKEY! on 12-10-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;19343625]And when its all said & done Nelo STILL wont touch Floyd's numbers....LOL[/QUOTE] so you agree Canelo actually does has a better deal than maywaether had.

Comment by KillaMane26 on 12-10-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;19343508]So your just going to pretend Tank wasn't mad & talking smack on twitter cuz they mad him a champion? LMAO![/QUOTE] Before that...before they had any problems

Comment by BeLikeWater on 12-10-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;19343559]You don't even know him....LMMFAO! All you know is that he's The Best Ever in boxing.[/QUOTE] He will forever be known as the fighter who only fought the best past their prime or under unfair circumstances.. true boxing pundits know…

Comment by BeLikeWater on 12-10-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;19343465]Can't Oscar would of ducked him like he did Winky Wright..[/QUOTE] Dude Fernando Vargas outboxed wright what makes you think Oscar couldn't..

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