- Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, 45, is set to face off against Japanese MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura, 29, in an exhibition boxing match in September.
- During introductions, a composed Asakura in sunglasses stated, “I’m an MMA fighter but I’m going to use this opportunity and I’m going to use [Mayweather] to raise my name and value internationally. I will win this fight.”
- Mayweather appeared even more relaxed, sharing that his legacy was “already engraved in stone,” referring to his recent induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
- Despite Asakura’s impressive record of 16-3, Mayweather is heavily favored to win, having retired with a 50-0 professional record in 2017.
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, 45, is set to face off against Japanese MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura, 29, in an exhibition boxing match in September.
The announcement was made during a press conference on Monday, during which Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara was seated between the two athletes.
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
Boxing superstars Floyd Mayweather (50-0) and Manny Pacquiao (60-7) are apparently facing each other in the boxing ring once again.
Reportedly set in December of this year, the upcoming bout between the 41-year-old American and the 39-year-old Filipino will be a rematch of their 2015 fight in Las Vegas, Nevada, which Mayweather won via a 12-round unanimous decision.
Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. just adopted a baby panda during his $3 million “luxury vacation” in China, and named the cub after his own personal brand and name “TMT (The Money Team) Floyd Mayweather”.
The 40-year-old former professional boxer spent 100,000 yuan ($15,000) to adopt the baby panda last week in Chengdu, Sichuan, western China.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’re acutely aware of the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor happening tonight. The two have exchanged heated words both on and off-screen via interviews, skits, and, naturally, social media.
Of course, this isn’t Mayweather’s first rodeo — spectators of the sport remember his last high-profile fight against Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao lost to Mayweather in an underwhelming defeat; according to Compubox, Pacquiao barely managed to land 9% of his jabs and 19% of his total punches.
The fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather has swept through every trending section of every news outlet. During their May-Mac press conference in Los Angeles, McGregor’s called Mayweather “boy,” which ignited a debate among fight fans about Conor’s racism. Luckily, McGregor responded in his own words about why he isn’t racist.
McGregor explained that he wasn’t racist, and the anti-Black “jokes” he made in Brooklyn fell flat.
Manny Pacquiao has expressed willingness to fight Conor McGregor in case nothing comes out of the potential bout between the UFC superstar and retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather.
Mayweather and McGregor have recently been trading verbal jabs on social media as a million-dollar fight seems to already be in the works.
Right before his fight with Manny Pacquiao on May 2, Floyd Mayweather reportedly took an IV injection that was banned under World Anti-Doping Agency Guidelines.
The IV reportedly had a 250-milliliter mixture of saline and multivitamins and a 500-milliliter mixture of saline and Vitamin C. It was given to Mayweather for rehydration purposes after the weigh-in, according to SB Nation.
Mayweather, who has a net worth estimated at $400 million, regularly flaunts his affluent lifestyle, but in a new video he neatly stacks piles of cash laid out across a hotel bed before tossing them into a duffel bag.
Flight attendants too fat to fly? Ridiculous as that may sound, Chinese Qingdao Airlines has a strict weight requirement policy that flight attendants must meet to ensure “flight safety.”
The company even has a color-coded chart purportedly used as a weight guideline, according to The Nanfang. The chart, which looks to be a standard metric BMI index, dictates the optimal weight flight attendants should maintain according to their height. The green zone of the chart grants flight attendants permission to fly while those whose weight fall into the yellow zone are grounded from flying. If a flight attendant’s weight slips into the red zone they are immediately dismissed from their jobs.
Floyd Mayweather has hit back at Ronda Rousey’s claims that she makes more money than him, continuing their trash-talking saga.
Yesterday, Rousey claimed she made more money than Mayweather per second:
UFC champ Ronda Rousey and boxing champ Floyd Mayweather are back at it again in their neverending battle of words.
In response to Mayweather’s recent diss at Rousey to call him when she makes $300 million in 36 minutes, Rousey told him to recheck his math.