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Floyd Mayweather to fight Japanese MMA fighter

Floyd Mayweather to fight Japanese MMA fighter

Nasukawa, 20, is unbeaten in 27 kickboxing fights and has a record of 4-0 in MMA.

The undefeated boxer will once again step out of retirement and take his talents to Japan where he'll face lauded kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in the main event of Rizin 14 at the Saitama Arena in Tokyo on New Year's Eve.

Mayweather's last bout was a comprehensive boxing victory over Irish MMA star Conor McGregor in August 2017, but the American was back in the spotlight on Monday when he agreed to top the bill on the Rizin Fighting Federation's next card. As a professional I haven't had a chance to go outside the United States to display my skills and to display my talent for the world'. "I want to give the people what they want - blood, sweat and tears".

In fact, it's not outside the realm of possibility that Mayweather will fight for the Japanese promotion.

Mayweather, who claims to have earned $100 million from his McGregor fight, teased the bout with Nasukawa earlier Sunday by taking an Instagram photo in which he was wearing kickboxing gloves.

"As far as the weight class, we're not really anxious about that". When it's all said and done, it's all about me going out there displaying my skills against another skilful fighter.

Nasukawa, who is described in the press release as "perhaps the best combat sports prospect (Japan) has ever seen", boasts a 27-0 record but has never competed as a professional boxer.

Mayweather, the highest earning boxer in history, can expect to bring in more than $100 million for the contest, which is nearly certain to be pay per view.

"And I would like to be the man who makes history".

"I just want to entertain".

The match has been dubbed a "Super Challenge" bout with the rules yet to be confirmed.

Mayweather's record now stands at 49-0 after he beat Conor McGregor in Las Vegas past year. "My punch is here to change history".

Stay tuned for more information on this event as it becomes available. "I can do anything if I set my mind to it". I'll speak with my team and get with Rizin to come up with a great idea. "He's young, fast, [has] youth, undefeated like myself, and what the people want is excitement and that's why I chose Japan".

"I have fought in the USA for all 50 of my fights".


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