Floyd Mayweather Jr. Will Fight Undefeated Japanese MMA Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa
Japanese Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Rizin Fighting Federation has announced that the long-running undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to come out of retirement to fight undefeated Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.
RIZIN FF just announced that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight undefeated sensation Tenshin Nasukawa on 12/31 at the Saitama Super Arena. The press conference is live right now: https://t.co/NgAahdtrwT
The announcement came during Rizin’s recent press conference on Monday, where they revealed that Mayweather Jr. will take on Nasukawa at the Saitama Super Arena in northern Tokyo, Japan on Dec. 31, according to the Associate Press via CNBC.
As for the details of the match, particularly whether this will happen under MMA rules or boxing rules, Rizin chairman Nobuyuki Sakakibara admitted that, “we still have some more work ahead of us.”
Regarding the rules and weight, Rizin chairman Nobuyuki Sakakibara said “we still have some more work ahead of us.” Everyone I’ve talked to said they’d be shocked if it’s MMA.