Mayweather to face kickboxer Nasukawa in Japan new year eve
However, if this fight happens as planned, its success and the character and stature of the fighters involved could all change this. First, the fight involves the best boxer of his generation going up against the newest sensation of the Japan boxing scene which is already a superstar in his own right and it is happening in Tenshin Nasukawa’s backyard and organized by a Japanese promotion company.
Mayweather is unbeaten in all his fifty fights (50-0) and has held numerous championships across five divisions from 130lb-154lb. He has held titles from WBA, WBO and WBC and a bronze Olympic gold medal in 1996 to name but a few. He is the all-time highest grossing boxer in earnings from fights.
His opponent Tenshin Nasukawa just turned 20.
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Floyd Mayweather will fight Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve.
A lengthy undercard featuring MMA, kickboxing and shootboxing begins at 3pm local time – 6am UK time.
There will also be another event – Rizin: Heisei’s Last Yarennoka – held before the Mayweather undercard begins.
The exact ring walk time for the Mayweather bout is yet to be confirmed.
Is Mayweather vs Nasukawa on TV and can I live stream it?
As things stand, Mayweather vs Nasukawa is set for a TV blackout in both the UK and the United States.
A PPV broadcaster has yet to agree rights for the fight with RIZIN as of December 23.
What are the rules for Mayweather vs Nasukawa?
Mayweather vs Nasukawa will be a boxing match and take place over three rounds.
No kicking or MMA moves will be allowed from the Japanese fighter.
What have the fighters said?
Mayweather: “I’m in the entertainment business. That’s what I go out there to do. I love to do this. I’m working out to put on a show for three rounds. I’m going to go out there, have fun and do what I do. I’m enjoying life and I’m going to enjoy this experience.”
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