Undefeated former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather is not losing sleep over kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa potentially going for the knockout in their RIZIN 14 exhibition bout on New Year’s Eve in Japan.
Mayweather says he’s focusing on entertainment, instead, and wants to give the viewing fans a show.
“Me getting knocked out or me getting knocked down…I don’t worry about it at all,” Mayweather said. “If that does happen, I mean that’s entertainment. That’s all we need to see.”
The bout will be a strictly boxing exhibition bout set for three rounds. The fight will not count on the record for either man, and it will be automatically ruled a draw if it goes the distance.
To his credit, Nasukawa has not felt the rules of the fight are unfair, even if the 20-year-old kickboxing prodigy is losing the ability to throw kicks. Nasukawa, who began training karate at age 5, is 28-0 as a kickboxer with 21 wins by KO. He’s also 4-0 in MMA.
“All I have to do is to give 100 percent,” Nasukawa said. “Since Mayweather is expected to dodge my offense, I really want to hit him.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene