Mayweather Says Tenshin Fight Will Happen
In an about face that may make your head spin, Floyd Mayweather claims that his cancelled fight against Tenshin Nasukawa will happen.
What the undefeated and currently retired boxer claims will be an “exhibition” is still in the works and that he will in fact “make it happen.”
Regarding what this “exhibition” will consist of, Mayweather claimed to not expect anything outside of boxing.
“Rules? It’s gonna be a little boxing exhibition. No kicking,” Floyd told TMZ
“I’m moving around with the guy for 9 minutes, and of course it’s gonna be the highest paid exhibition ever.”
Mayweather announced and then revoked a fight with the undefeated mixed martial artist/kickboxer earlier this month, but would cancel the fight as soon as he returned to the United States, claiming that RIZIN officials had misled him and that he was only supposed to be an “exhibition” against a fighter he didn’t know about, even though Mayweather would promote the RIZIN move on social media moments before the press conference and praise Nasukawa during said presser.
“It’s a no-brainer. Just because I’m retired from boxing,” Mayweather says of making this exhibition happen. “I still make appearances worldwide and make a ton of money.”
It is unknown if the fight will still happen during RIZIN’s New Year’s Eve event, RIZIN 14.
Initial Report: TMZ