Gervonta Davis vs. Tenshin Nasukawa in April, Says Mayweather

By Radio Rahim

WBA super featherweight champion Gervonta Davis pulled off a one-sided wipeout on Saturday night in Carson, California.

At the Dignity Health Sports Park, Davis only needed a single round to blow away former world champion Hugo Ruiz, who came in on late notice for the injured Abner Mares, who last week withdrew from the contest.

After fight, Davis' promoter - Floyd Mayweather - revealed that his boxer will travel to Japan in April to compete in an exhibition bout with kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa.

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The information stunned reporters in the aftermath.

Mayweather, who retired from boxing in 2017 after stopping Conor McGregor in a cross-sport boxing match, traveled to Japan and faced Nasukawa in an exhibition bout on New Year's Eve - as the main event for a local card being staged by RIZIN.

That bout was a complete mismatch, with Mayweather destroying the unbeaten Nasukawa in one round. Nasukawa usually competes as a featherweight, and Mayweather was physically much bigger than him - in a bout set at the welterweight limit of 147.

Davis competes only a few more pounds north at 130, but would still be favored to knock Nasukawa out with ease.

"We're talking about May [for Davis' next fight], if that's okay with him. He got an exhibition bout with the guy Tenshin in Japan, in April. He is fighting Tenshin in an exhibition match in Japan, in RIZIN. I'm proud of Tank. He is going to stay active. So first it's Tenshin in April and then in May it's the real fight," Mayweather said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Patsfan bri on 02-10-2019

[QUOTE=TarasMarcenko;19501908]Just as skilled as Loma? That's ridiculous and anyone with a boxing IQ of any note would be able to discern that. Only casual Tank fans would think those two are equal in skill. Loma is once in a lifetime…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 02-10-2019

April vs Tenshin May vs a real mfer Aug. vs The Big Show? Dec. vs McConor?

Comment by NachoMan on 02-10-2019

[QUOTE=Slicc;19501119]What is this sh[I]i[/I]t? Mayweather needs to stop playing games, because tomato cans like Ruiz and Nasukawa aren't gonna prepare Tank for decent fighters.[/QUOTE] I think you’re missing the point. He’s preparing Tank to become a cross-over star and a…

Comment by Mikedadon on 02-10-2019

I hope mayweather is just playing

Comment by blue_dolphin on 02-10-2019

[QUOTE=champion4ever;19501500]True and I am not disputing that fact. However, I just want the boxing fans to know that out of those six challengers I mentioned; Only one was a voluntary defense which was Dominic Breazeale. All the other contenders were…

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