Floyd Mayweather has revealed that he earned even more than the previously reported £6.5million from his routine 2018 victory over Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.
The exhibition bout was over before the end of the first round as the unbeaten professional boxer made light work of the then 20-year-old who went down three times before his team threw in the towel.
Mayweather, who has not yet returned to the ring since that bout, is due to face YouTuber Logan Paul later this year despite his obvious lack of experience.
The 44-year-old has recently spoken about the earnings from his previous outings and admitted that he just told those who were interested what he wanted them to hear.
In a chat with Rob Moore, the five-division world champion gave some insight into the purse.
He said: “When I did an exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. I think 40,000 people showed up for three rounds.
You know, I told the people that I made $9 million and I admitted.
But I think actually I made more money than that. I just tell people what I wanted to tell them.”
Earlier this month Mayweather insisted that his net worth of an estimated £510million does not make him a bad person, suggesting he will not stop flaunting his wealth.