Floyd Mayweather To Fight Tenshin Nasukawa At Rizin On New Year’s Eve

Floyd Mayweather To Fight Tenshin Nasukawa At Rizin On New Year’s Eve

Floyd Mayweather To Fight Tenshin Nasukawa At Rizin On New Year’s Eve

Mayweather appeared at a special press conference late Sunday night from Tokyo to confirm that he will face Tenshin Nasukawa at the New Year's Eve Rizin 14 event from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

The unbeaten five-weight world champion will take on undefeated Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a fight promoted by a mixed martial arts company, although the rules for the bout have not yet been revealed. The match has been called a "Super Challenge", and many details (including the rules, weight limit, number of rounds, and what kind of gloves the fighters will wear) are now unknown.

The 41-year-old Mayweather is 50-0 in his boxing career but has never fought professionally under MMA rules.

Note that Nasukawa is a fighter MMA and kickboxing, however, what rules will the fight with Mayweather, is not specified.

"I want to give the people what they want - blood, sweat and tears", Mayweather told a news conference in Tokyo after reportedly flying into Japan on his private jet.

"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".

"We've been making some huge fights happen in the USA, but we look forward to taking the Mayweather Promotions banner and the TMT banner worldwide".

Nasukawa has already seen off one former champion boxer, too.

"Honestly it was surprise offer but I accepted without hesitation", said Nasukawa. And I would like to be the man who makes history. Only a couple of weeks ago, he insisted he would take on UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, who called him out, after defeating McGregor in a bitter MMA encounter at Las Vegas.

"I'm pretty sure he's going to bring a lot of excitement".

"It's always been a goal of mine to go outside the USA and go to another arena and display my talent as a professional".

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