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Mayweather Says Nasukawa Fight is Back, Terms Being Finalized

Former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather told TMZ Sports that his fight in Tokyo against Tenshin Nasukawa is back on.

Mayweather, 41, announced in September a ‘huge boxing event’ in Japan and made it official Nov. 4, announcing a ‘super bout challenge’ against 20-year-old Japanese kickboxing sensation Nasukawa on December 31 in Tokyo.

He backed out three days later, saying he’d been conned with the fight details, and is now insisting a mere week later “we’re going to make it happen.”

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In calling the fight off, Mayweather said he was misled by fight promoters, Rizin - although he flew out to Tokyo and took part in a full press conference to officially announce the fight - claiming that he didn't want to create a scene at the presser.

In his Instagram post, he wrote that he was initially asked to participate in an exhibition against a selected opponent for a group of wealthy spectators for a “very large fee.”

Earlier this week, Rizin issued a statement to the press - which revealed their intention to work out the issues with Mayweather.

Mayweather told TMZ Sports this week that the money is keeping him in the fight.

“It’s a no-brainer. Just because I’m retired from boxing,” Mayweather said. “I still make appearances worldwide and make a ton of money.”

Mayweather, who retired back in August 2017 after stopping UFC superstar Conor McGregor in ten rounds, has a record of 50-0 with 27 knockouts. Tenshin is also undefeated, with a record of  27-0 with 21 knockouts as a kickboxer.

As BoxingScene.com first reported, the contest is going to a be a three round exhibition - fought under boxing rules.

“Rules? It’s gonna be a little boxing exhibition. No kicking,” Mayweather said. “I’m moving around with the guy for 9 minutes, and of course it’s gonna be the highest paid exhibition ever.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by _Rexy_ on 11-29-2018

But wait, I thought he was a retired boxer who was only doing small exhibition boxing matches for billionaires?

Comment by angad10 on 11-29-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;19298079]Give it up, you on that hate too.[/QUOTE] what do floyds nuts taste like? youre a broke bum, you wont understand finance. enjoy your mommas basement my sweet child.

Comment by Roadblock on 11-26-2018

[QUOTE=D4thincarnation;19298969]Mayweather been talking a lot of shet, and not been doing any competing. The coward needs to keep quiet.[/QUOTE] People like you make me feel lucky and very grateful, I really do feel sorry for you.

Comment by D4thincarnation on 11-26-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;19298040]Cowards talk shet about people who actually compete & win all the time....LMMFAO![/QUOTE] Mayweather been talking a lot of shet, and not been doing any competing. The coward needs to keep quiet.

Comment by D4thincarnation on 11-26-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;19298048]That's crazy cuz no fighter has beaten better competition in a 20 year span. Do you even watch boxing?[/QUOTE] No fighter in the history of boxing has ducked so many on so many occasions than Fraud

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