Floyd Mayweather Jr. is reportedly set to enter the ring again and earn another big paycheck over in Japan. This time, the 41-year-old undefeated boxer will be facing an unnamed Japanese former pug for three rounds. By the end of the fight, he will be cashing a $10 million check.

In a report from TMZ Sports, Mayweather seems to be content with embarking on exhibition fights. In fact, he is set to fight four to five more bouts in 2019. And at the rate that those fights are priced, he stands to earn a whopping $80 million for this year alone.

At the rate he is earning, Mayweather is content engaging in exhibition fights. Not only is it profitable, but they also come with less risks to his health.

"It's all about being smart. My faculties are very important," Mayweather said.

If this is the case, it seems that any hope of a real boxing match for Mayweather Jr. has further dimmed. There is actually one boxer that comes to mind -- Manny Pacquiao Jr.

Although both future Hall of Famers are already in their 40s, it has become a cat and mouse game. Pacquiao is still waiting for the chance to get back at Mayweather. But if the camp of the Flamboyant one is to be believed, a sequel is not in the books.

Much of this was covered in a previous article. Despite official word from the Mayweather camp, there are some parties still holding out hope to see a rematch happen. But this latest bit pushes that possibility farther down the line.

For Pacquiao, looking for another opponent may be best at this point. Several names have been mentioned such as Keith Thurman, Errol Spence Jr., Mikey Garcia, and Shawn Porter.  Nothing has been set in stone as of this writing, and the only thing certain is that Pacquiao intends to continue fighting.

At least until July, no rematch is expected between Mayweather and Pacquiao. But once the two fighters are done with their scheduled bouts, expect another round of rumors to crop up regarding a sequel.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the end of his press conference at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on Jan. 1, 2019. Photo: Getty Images/Toshifumi Kitamura

For that to happen, the figures need to be more than what Floyd Jr. is making now. The American boxer may hear criticism for facing less-heralded fighters but is unlikely to mind since he is still making big bucks.