Mayweather bout with kickboxer back on: promoter


Floyd Mayweather has done an about face (again) on his fight with Tenshin Nasukawa on New aYear's Even for Rizin FF. Mayweather told TMZ that the fight is back on and will be a boxing exhibition. Mayweather stated that talks are still ongoing and sounded confident that the two sides will eventually work something out.

"Rules? It's gonna be a little boxing exhibition".

An unprecedented match-up between boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr and a Japanese kickboxer half his age is back on, according to the Japanese promoter behind the fight. Ultimately, I was asked to participate in a 9 minute exhibition of 3 rounds with an opponent selected by the "Rizen Fighting Federation".

Mayweather said on his Instagram account that he only agreed to a three-round exhibition in front of a small group of wealthy spectators for a very large fee, with no intention of it being represented as an official fight card or televised worldwide. "It's a no brainer".

Floyd Mayweather just can't seem to make up his mind about a proposed matchup against Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan.

Rizin flew the famed pugilist out for a big press conference and a face-off with Nasukawa, a kickboxing sensation who stuck up for the fight by telling Conor McGregor he would avenge the Irish star's loss.

What the undefeated and now retired boxer claims will be an "exhibition" is still in the works and that he will in fact "make it happen".

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We never expected Mayweather to agree to a rule-set which would allow Nasukawa to use kicks, nor did we anticipate a mixed martial arts debut from the 50-0 boxing legend.

For new year's eve battle in Japan Americans must earn a total of about $ 90 million.

Mayweather also noted that he's already made "seven figures" for promoting the event.

"I'm far from hurting for money", he says. "An exhibition, a small nine-minute exhibition", Mayweather said in Los Angeles.

"They said it has to happen in the octagon".

"I'm the A-side. If you guys want the fight to happen, you he must come my way. I got a ton of money".