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Floyd Mayweather slams critics who say he ‘needs money’ ahead of Tokyo fight and claims ‘I got £1million cash on me now’

FLOYD MAYWEATHER has rubbished suggestions that he 'needs money' ahead of his comeback fight in Japan.

And the retired legend backed up his argument by revealing he had £1million in cash on him at the time.

Mayweather announced he will return to the ring next February for another exhibition bout in Tokyo.

It comes as Mike Tyson, 54, and Roy Jones Jr, 51, prepare to come out of retirement next weekend for their own pay-per-view spectacle.

Mayweather refused to knock the iconic pair for their fight for the ages and insisted his comeback has nothing to do with recouping wealth.

He told USA Today: "Let them do what they want to do, you know?

“I can’t tell nobody what to do and what not to do. Because when I do my exhibition, I don’t want anybody telling me what to do and what not to do.

"And I don’t want anybody telling me, ‘Ah, Floyd needs money,’ I’m OK, I'm great, I’m doing just fine.

"I got probably $1.3 million (£1m) [in cash right now] on me. I’m Floyd 'Money' Mayweather."

The 43-year-old made an astonishing $1BILLION throughout his career, as he dominated the pay-per-view market.

But still Brit Amir Khan - who tirelessly chased a fight with Mayweather - predicted his old rival could have somehow 'spent up' his fortune.

The unbeaten American officially retired from professional boxing in 2017 after beating UFC star Conor McGregor in ten rounds.

He did lace up the gloves a year later to face featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a one round beating.

Mayweather has since teased another comeback having spent this year training and coaching fighters in his Las Vegas gym.

And he has now confirmed he will fight again next February on a Far East MMA show.

Mayweather said: “There are so many people that are in the work world that retire and still do different things and make a couple of dollars just to have fun.

"Same thing I’m doing. I’m having fun, enjoying life. Why can’t I do some sparring for, you know, some heavy cash?"

Floyd Mayweather says he's coming back to Japan for 'something big; at Tokyo Dome in 2021

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