Floyd Mayweather will take part in a three round exhibition in a short time in Tokyo, Japan.
It will be fought under boxing rules for a total duration of three rounds at the welterweight limit with referee Kenny Bayless officiating the action.
It has been reported that Mayweather and his team have not even arrived at the arena just yet in some chaotic, unorganized scenes coming in from Japan so far this morning.
As for what he’s making — it’s certainly worth his while.
He’ll earn a staggering nine million US dollars for just nine minutes work.
Yeah, that’s right, a million a minute for a bout that should pose him no risk at all and one that won’t even go on his pro record.
Not bad if you can get it, as they say.
As Don King once said, it’s an old saying but very true in boxing and indeed in life at times:
“You get what you negotiate not what you deserve.”
Mayweather’s negotiated himself a heck of a deal this morning in fairness. Granted, it’s a complete farce but no one can honestly say they’d turn down nine million dollars for nine minutes work.
One gets the feeling that he’ll use this just to move around, shake any ring rust out and come back for a proper fight and rematch with Manny Pacquiao in the new year.