Jr. To Fight In December RIZIN Event


"We will just see".

He has never competed as a professional boxer.

"I want to continue coming over here and bringing other fighters so my company can continue to grow and RIZIN can continue to grow". Let's go over to Japan. Mayweather apparently isn't too anxious about the weight class.

"I wanted to display my skills outside the U.S. and be in a special fight". As a professional I haven't had a chance to go outside the USA to display my skills and to display my talent for the world'. "It's all about entertainment and that's what we want to do for the people". I think when it comes to experience, I have more experience on my side but when it comes to youth, youth is on his side.

Mayweather's last bout was in 2017 when he beat Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor, running his boxing record to 50-0 and earning close to $300 million (£230m).

In September, Mayweather said he planned to come out of retirement again and announced he would face Pacquiao in a rematch in December. Mayweather said in the news conference that those details are still being hammered out.

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Rules for the fight weren't announced.

Nasukawa, a southpaw, is considerably smaller than Mayweather.

"It was a surprise offer but I accepted without hesitation", said Nasukawa, who has a 27-0 record in kickboxing and a 4-0 record in MMA. "I would probably say this is my biggest event in life so far and I'm very happy this is going to materialize. My punch can change history and I will show that to you".

When asked about the sort of rules he preferred for the bout, Nasukawa said he really didn't care. "I can do anything if I set my mind to it". Though many took Mayweather's MMA aspirations as a bluff, it looks like he may actually back up his talk ... just not against any UFC competition.

Mayweather was complimentary of Nasukawa. "He's young, fast, [has] youth, undefeated like myself, and what the people want is excitement and that's why I chose Japan". However, it is certainly a possibility that Mayweather vs. Nasukawa will be a boxing match.

"I have fought in the US for all 50 of my fights".