Boxing fans have been thrown into an exciting mood after learning that undefeated box Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather will be returning to the ring once again.
The American, who turns 42 next June will wear the gloves to fight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan on new year’s eve (Decemeber 31) after signing a deal with a mixed martial arts company. However, the format and rules for this particular fight are yet to be determined.
The former featherweight world champion was last seen in the ring on August 2017 when he beat Britain’s UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match that extended his perfect record to 50 wins.
In recent times, the 41-year-old has echoed about potential fights with the UFC’s Khabib Nurmagomedov and rematch with Manny Pacquiao.
“I wanted to do something different. I wanted to display my skills outside the US and be in a special fight. I want to give the people what they want – blood, sweat and tears,” Mayweather said.
He further added that the weight class and rules for the fight are to be discussed “within the next couple of weeks”.
According to online sources, Japan’s 20-year-old Nasukawa competes in the RIZIN Fighting Federation, the company Mayweather has signed with, in both kickboxing and mixed martial arts.
“It was a surprise offer but I accepted without hesitation. It’s the biggest moment in my life and I want to be the man who changes history. I’ll do that with these fists, with one punch – just watch,” Nasukawa noted.
The Japanese has a 27-0 record in kickboxing and a 4-0 record in MMA.