Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Floyd Mayweather to fight Japanese MMA fighter

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Cassandra Gardner | 05 November, 2018, 10:43

RIZIN is a Japanese promotion, and the "Super Challenge" fight between the two will take place at RIZIN 14 on Monday, Dec. 31 in Saitama, Japan.

"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".

Floyd Mayweather is reportedly set to make his MMA debut against an undefeated 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 has not stepped in the ring since his 2017 boxing bout with Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor, which took the American's professional record to 50-0.

Mayweather calls this fight a "special bout" and that he's not really anxious about weight class.

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Mayweather will turn 42 in February, but he said he's looking forward to working with Rizin FF and fighting a risky opponent in 20-year-old Nasukawa, who is undefeated in kickboxing competition and most recently defeated Kyoji Horiguchi.

When asked when Rizin FF will finalize the details of the Mayweather vs. Nasukawa fight, Sakakibara could not give an immediate answer.

Floyd Mayweather's last fight was against UFC's Conor McGregor and earned him in excess of $100 million dollars, while Nasukawa last fought and won against Kyoji Horiguchi in the main event of RIZIN. Turning 20 just a few months ago, he is half the age of Mayweather, 41, who has only fought once since 2015. Are you excited to see it? "My punch can change history and I will show that to you". "When I was offered this card, I accepted it right away without any delay whatsoever". I think when it comes to experience, I have more experience on my side but when it comes to youth, youth is on his side.

"I want to continue to build my relationship with Money Team Tokyo", he added, promoting the cross-code bout as an expansion of his businesses into Japan.

"Nobody has defeated my opponent in the past and I'd like to be the man to make history".

Information from ESPN's Ariel Helwani was used in this report.

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