Floyd Mayweather is itching to return to the Tokyo Dome.
Mayweather is no stranger to the “Land of the Rising Sun.” He took part in an exhibition bout against young kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa back on December 31, 2018. It was contested under boxing rules. Many agree that Mayweather’s size was simply too much for Nasukawa and he scored the first-round TKO finish.
Mayweather has said that his bout with Nasukawa wasn’t a one-and-done deal when it comes to his business ventures in Japan. The COVID-19 pandemic put things in disarray this year but “Money” is determined to make his way back to Tokyo.
Here’s what Mayweather said in a video posted on his Instagram account (h/t Boxing News 24/7).
“Tokyo, Japan, I’m coming back in 2021. I know the Olympics is in Japan in 2021, but me myself, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, and my team will be doing something big in the Tokyo Dome. Japan, I’m on my way.”
Along with the video came the following caption.
“I want to thank my Japanese partners TRUST LINE and the people of Japan for continuing to support me in whatever we do. I look forward to coming back in 2021 and doing it even bigger.”
Mayweather is officially retired as far as pro bouts are concerned. “Money” isn’t quite done with exhibiton affairs, however. Time will tell if another boxing match is in the cards for 2021.