Boxing Legend Floyd Mayweather Says Rizin Exbhition With Tensin Nasukawa Is Still On
Earlier this month news broke that Floyd Mayweather arguably the greatest boxer of all time will return to the ring to fight undefeated kickboxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve in Japan. Few days after ‘Money’ issued a statement claiming that he “never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa.”
According to TMZ, ‘Money’ fight with Nasukawa is after all back on the table it’s set to go down on New Year’s Eve from inside Saitama Super Arena in Japan.
The showdown includes a co-promotion between Mayweather Promotions and Rizin Fighting Federation.
“It’s gonna be a little boxing exhibition,” Mayweather said. “No kicking at all. I’m moving around with the guy for nine minutes. And of course it’s gonna be the highest paid exhibition ever.”
“We’re gonna make it happen,” Mayweather said. “So like I said before, it’s a no-brainer. Just because I’m retired from boxing, people don’t think that I can still go out — I still make appearances worldwide and still make a ton of money. It’s not like I’m 60 or 70 years old. Even if I’m 60 or 70 years old, I’m still gonna have the same lifestyle. Why? Smart investments.”
Floyd Mayweather also claims that he isn’t doing this exhibition just because he is in dire need of money.
“Everybody talking about I’m fighting a small guy,” he said. “People don’t understand. Even when people are like, ‘Floyd fights because he needs money.’ It’s more like this: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Oprah, they still go out there and do different things and get paid financially great. Like I’ve said before, I’m far from hurting for money. I got a ton of money.”
Mayweather last fought in August of 2017, where he defeated UFC star Conor McGregor in a highly anticipated boxing spectacle via 10th-round TKO stoppage.
It’s still unclear what changed between then, and now, I guess he got few zeros added to his paycheck.