For a long time Floyd Mayweather has been playing with the media about his return in the fighting scene. It was either in an MMA fight against Conor McGregor or a boxing fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Finally there seems to be a fight coming for the undefeated boxer in Asia where he will be fighting for RIZIN Fighting Federation. The Japanese promotion made this officially in a Monday morning press conference held by RIZIN chairman Nobuyuki Sakakibara.
The opponent of Mayweather is no one else than, also undefeated, kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa with a professional record of 27-0-0 and being only 20 years old. He is the current featherweight champion at RIZIN and is one of Japan’s most popular fighter. Tenshin’s last fight was in a kickboxing fight against Kyoji Horiguchi in the main event of RIZIN.13 which he won.
Floyd Mayweather’s last fight was against Conor McGregor in a boxing fight and earned him more than $100 million dollars.
It’s still not clear if this will be a boxing fight or kickboxing fight. This has also not been mentioned in the press conference. Also no agreement on weight has been made for this huge fight. RIZIN.14 is scheduled for December 31, 2018 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Most probably Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa will be the main event.
Mayweather also said something about his upcoming fight against the Japanese superstar:
”I want to continue to build my relationship with Money Team Tokyo. I want to continue coming over here and bringing other fighters over here so my company can continue to grow and RIZIN can continue to grow. I would love to continue to work with RIZIN because RIZIN is an unbelievable company, and my company, we’ve been making some huge fights happen in the US, but we look forward to taking the Mayweather Promotions banner and the TMT banner worldwide. And if it takes working with a great guy like this, there’s no problem.”
Tenshin seems to be ready for the fight:
“Nobody has defeated my opponent in the past, and I’d like to be the man who makes history. My punch can change history, and I’ll show that to you so please stay tuned.”