Floyd Mayweather, 45, called out to $200m exhibition fight by former protege-turned rival Adrien Broner | The Sun
FLOYD MAYWEATHER has been called out to a $200million exhibition fight by his former protege-turned rival Adrien Broner.
The boxing legend has returned for five spectacle bouts since officially retiring in 2017 after beating UFC star Conor McGregor.
His most recent was in November against YouTuber Deji, 25, in Dubai, which he won in round six.
Now Broner, who was once mentored by Mayweather, wants to cash in with an exhibition against his old idol.
He said on Round Da Way podcast: “These last couple of exhibitions that Floyd has been doing, he’s been getting threes, fours, fives, eights.
“He say, ‘I got 10 million, 20 million.’ OK, cool. If that’s what he say, cool.
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"But if me and him do an exhibition, automatically off the top, you got to give him 100million, and you’ve got to give me 100million."
Broner, a former four-division champion, was taken under Mayweather's wing and was once primed to inherit the American legend's throne.
But inactivity and ill discipline out of the ring cost the current welterweight star throughout his prime.
The pair subsequently became distanced over the years amid rumours of a rift between them.
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Broner, 33, is now set to return on February 25 against Ivan Redkach, 36, having not fought since February 2021.
Meanwhile, Mayweather, 45, has teased a return next month while eyeing a UK boxing debut.
He told The Telegraph: “A bout is planned in the UK for 2023.
“In February we’re looking forward to coming here and putting on an exhibition for the fans in the UK.
"I’ve never had a chance to come over here and fight when I was actively boxing as a professional.
"So hopefully in February I’ll come over and do an exhibition if it’s possible.”
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