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Floyd Mayweather signs up for bout with young kickboxer

Floyd Mayweather signs up for bout with young kickboxer”

He has won all four of his MMA fights.

While the rules of the bout have yet to be determined, Mayweather teased the public with what could be coming.

'As far as the weight class and the rules, we will talk about that and will get that situated within the next couple of weeks, ' said Mayweather.

"As far as the weight class, we're not really anxious about that".

Prominent boxer and former world champion Floyd Mayweather is slated to make his MMA debut in an upcoming battle against Tenshin Nasukawa, a young Japanese kickboxing phenom. "As a professional I haven't had a chance to go outside the U.S.to display my skills and to display my talent for the world". That being said, the undefeated pugilist did recently tell TMZ that he hoped to fight in Tokyo in the near future, and that mixed martial artists and kickboxers were being considered as potential opponents.

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.

'There were many twists and turns to get here, ' he said, sitting between Mayweather and Nasukawa.

Mayweather, who stopped McGregor in the 10th round a year ago after coming out of retirement for a $275 million pay day, had been flirting with the idea of a rematch with the Irishman or facing fearsome Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The fight will also mark the first time that Mayweather, a famous creature of habit, has fought outside of his adopted home of Las Vegas since his 2005 bout against Sharmba Mitchell at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon.

Nasukawa is 27-0. RIZIN has yet to announce the rules so it's not clear if this will be contested under boxing or kickboxing rules.

Nasukawa, who is 4-0 in MMA and 27-0 in kickboxing, is listed at 5-foot-5, 125 pounds.

"I can wrestle, I can wrestle a little bit. My punch is here to change history". Maybe he'll face Nasukawa in a straight boxing match; that would seem to be the most likely outcome.

Ariel Helwani said tonight that the rules and weight still had to be worked out.



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