Floyd Mayweather To Take On Japan's Kickboxing Champ On New Year's Eve

Floyd Mayweather To Take On Japan's Kickboxing Champ On New Year's Eve

Mayweather has twice been retired in recent years, retiring after his fight against Andre Berto in 2015, and once again after maintaining his undefeated record against Conor McGregor last year.

But it is thought this could be the legendary American's first tilt towards a prospective MMA combat fight in 2019 with a rematch against Conor McGregor mooted or a money-spinning fight with McGrgeor's UFC 229 conqueror Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Mayweather, 41, has signed with Japanese mixed martial arts promotions company RIZIN Fighting Federation and is now set to face 20-year-old Nasukawa.

In a surprising bit of news, Floyd Mayweather will fight in Japanese MMA/kickboxing promotion RIZIN FF.

Before the announcement, Mayweather posted on Instagram teasing New Year's Eve.

"I'm not really anxious about the weight class or rules - it's about me displaying my skills against another skilful fighter".

Mayweather expects a good fight against Nasukawa, who won his last kickboxing bout against compatriot Kyoji Horiguchi at RIZIN.13 in September.

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Nasukawa, for his part, is relishing the chance to fight with Mayweather, admitting his surprise when he was offered the opportunity.

At this stage in his career, Floyd "Money" Mayweather should have enough dosh for 10 lifetimes. If I see an opportunity to make $300 million in 36 minutes why not, ' he said after that fight in Las Vegas.

"But this particular bout is special as far as giving people something they've never seen before. My punch can change history and I will show that to you".

Rizin chairman Nobuyuki Sakakibara, who used to run the now-defunct Pride Fighting Championships promotional company, said they were still working out some of the details.

It will take place at the RIZIN.14 event in Saitama.

"I am pretty sure that when I speak with the guys from my team we are going to get on the same page so we can go out there and do what we have to do", he added.

"And I would like to be the man who makes history".

"It's always been a goal of mine to go outside the US and go into another arena and display talent as a professional because I did it as an amateur".

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