Floyd Mayweather: “I Have Never Agreed To An Official Bout With Tenshin Nasukawa”
The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa should happen at Rizin FF 14 on December 31, 2018. Yet, “Money” claims everything was one big misunderstanding! The undefeated boxer claims he won’t fight Japanese rising talent! The information comes only one day after the showdown was officially announced at Rizin FF press conference! What a surprise!
You can read Floyd Mayweather Instagram post below. He claims that he has never agreed to an official match versus Nasukawa. According to “Money”, he should compete in a nine-minute exhibition spectacle in the first place. But the match was taking a big U-turn upon his arrival at the press conference. In the end, he sincerely apologized to his fans. Floyd also added that he was “completely blindsided” by the deals that were made without his approval.
“Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in regards to the upcoming event on December 31st that was recently announced. First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa. In fact (with all due respect) I have never heard of him until this recent trip to Japan. Ultimately, I was asked to participate in a nine-minute exhibition of three rounds with an opponent selected by the “Rizin Fighting Federation”.
What I was originally informed of by Brent Johnson of “One Entertainment” was that this was to be an exhibition put on for a small group of wealthy spectators for a very large fee. This exhibition was previously arranged as a “Special Bout” purely for entertainment purposes with no intentions of being represented as an official fight card nor televised worldwide. Once I arrived to the press conference, my team and I were completely derailed by the new direction this event was going and we should have put a stop to it immediately.
I want to sincerely apologize to my fans for the very misleading information that was announced during this press conference and I can assure you that I too was completely blindsided by the arrangements that were being made without my consent nor approval. For the sake of the several fans and attendees that flew in from all parts of the world to attend this past press conference, I was hesitant to create a huge disturbance by combating what was being said and for that I am truly sorry. I am a retired boxer that earns an unprecedented amount of money, globally, for appearances, speaking engagements and occasional small exhibitions.”
What are your thoughts on this? Did you expect this scenario? Do you think Floyd Mayweather afraid that Tenshin Nasukawa might put him to sleep?