Mayweather to fight in Japan on New Year's Eve

Mayweather to fight in Japan on New Year's Eve

Mayweather to fight in Japan on New Year's Eve

Tenshin Nasukawa today confirmed he will fight Floyd Mayweather in Japan on New Year's Eve.

The undefeated 41-year-old, who has won world boxing titles in five different weight categories, has never fought professionally in mixed martial arts and it has yet to be decided what format and rules the fight would follow.

Unsurprisingly McGregor, the former two-division UFC champ who transitioned sports to box Mayweather in August 2017, took notice of the news. Throughout the years, I've seen a lot of fans from Japan come to Las Vegas and come to the USA, but me and my team said, let's do something different.

Anyone facing Mayweather is going to be hit with a storm of media attention and torrent of trash talk in the buildup to the fight. "It doesn't matter where the fight is at, but it's in a special place and I'm pretty sure he's going to bring a lot of excitement, I'm going to bring a lot of excitement, and that's really what the people want to see, you know?" he added. 'I spoke with my team and with RIZIN and we put it together.

But Nasukawa remains a kickboxer by trade and most recently beat Japan's Kyoji Horiguchi at Rizin FF 13 in September.

On Monday, 50 Cent reignited the feud by speaking on the undefeated fighter stepping into a ring with a guy that he says is more "Uber driver" than contender. As a professional I haven't had a chance to go outside the USA to display my skills and to display my talent for the world.

While Fif is still trolling Floyd Mayweather, he did actually come to the boxer's defense a few weeks ago.

"Nobody has defeated my opponent in the past, and I'd like to be the man who makes history", Tenshin said.

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