Mayweather Says Nasukawa Fight is Back, Terms Being Finalized

Tanya Simon
November 19, 2018

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has made a second U-turn regarding his announced bout with Japanese kickboxing ace Tenshin Nasukawa, saying the bout, scheduled for December 31 but then shockingly annulled by "Money", will happen after all. "No kicking at all", Mayweather said.

Floyd Mayweather confirmed the fight when speaking to TMZ Sports.

"It's gonna be a little boxing exhibition", Mayweather said.

'I'm moving around with the guy for nine minutes, and of course it's going to be the highest paid exhibition ever. "My way, my rules - I'm Floyd Money Mayweather".

In calling the fight off, Mayweather said he was misled by fight promoters.

We never expected Mayweather to agree to a rule-set which would allow Nasukawa to use kicks, nor did we anticipate a mixed martial arts debut from the 50-0 boxing legend.

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He has now revealed that he will step into the ring with Nasukawa for another lucrative payday.

Just a little over a week ago cancelled the much-anticipated fight - due to be held on New Year's Eve 2018 - in a long-winded Instagram post following his return to the US from Japan where he was reportedly negotiating terms and conditions of the upcoming bout.

"It's a no-brainer", Mayweather adds in the clip. The fight announcement came as a shocker to most, as he has been more recently linked to talks about a potential boxing comeback with Manny Pacquiao and chatter about fighting UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. "Just for promoting this event, just so far, I have made seven figures". "Just because I'm retired from boxing, I still make appearances worldwide and make a ton of money".

He compared his situation to billionaires Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Oprah Winfrey, all very rich yet still do different things and get paid great even if they don't need the money. It's an exhibition. A small, nine minute exhibition.

"Money" also brushed aside rumors that he is only doing all this because he's hurting financially, despite have earned over $100 million for a blockbuster fight with Conor McGregor previous year.

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