The 41-year-old boxing legend was a piece of a stunning declaration on Monday in Japan as he was presented at a Rizin Fighting Federation question and answer session in Tokyo, Japan, where authorities pronounced that Mayweather will venture into the Rizin ring inverse 20-year-old kickboxing and MMA sensation Tenshin Nasukawa at a year-end appear on Dec. 31. The fight can be seen on television or on web using Rizin 14 Live Stream.
BJPenn.com and MMA Sucka were first to report the news of Mayweather’s association and Mayweather himself prodded the declaration before on Instagram
It was not reported precisely what sort of battle Mayweather and Nasukawa would take part in. Sakakibara could just say that the challenge would have been under “unique tenets,” yet generally gave no sign whether it would skew more towards boxing, kickboxing, or MMA. The load class that the contenders will contend in was likewise not referenced.
Mayweather was most recently seen putting finishing a two-year retirement to go up against then-UFC champion Conor McGregor in a vigorously advertised hybrid confining session August 2016 that Mayweather would win by tenth round TKO. He has since prodded the likelihood of contending in MMA.
Nasukawa is falling off of his very own hybrid episode. At Rizin 13 in September, he crushed bantamweight star and one-time UFC flyweight title challenger Kyoji Horiguchi in a three-round kickboxing match.
“My adversary looks taller than he really is and I imagine that originates from the quality that he has, however I want to hit him,” Nasukawa said.
Rizin 14 is relied upon to occur at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.