Floyd Mayweather to fight in Japan New Year’s Eve

November 4, 2018

Floyd Mayweather will return to fighting on December 31st in Japan for the Rizin promotion.  He is set to face Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.  The rules and duration of the bout is yet to be determined.We last saw Mayweather in August of 2017 as he defeated Conor McGregor in the biggest selling PPV of all time.  It also broke records in Nevada for attendance.

The fight announcement was made at a press conference Sunday night, Monday in Japan.  The fight is set to take place at the promotion’s annual New Year’s Eve show at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

Mayweather is 50-0 in boxing while his opponent is 27-0 in kickboxing.

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This is surprising news.  Not that Mayweather is returning to the ring, but he’s doing it in Japan.  It’s not clear what was the driving force for this appearance (aside from money) but this will definitely draw media to see if this is a stunt or something else.

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