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Floyd Mayweather Backs Out of Fight With Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa

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Floyd Mayweather Backs Out of Fight With Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa

The highly anticipated fight between boxer Floyd Mayweather and Japanese kickboxer, Tenshin Nasukawa has officially been called off by the money man himself! 

Just the other day, we reported that Floyd Mayweather would be heading back into the ring to fight Japanese kickboxer, Tenshin Nasukawa.

However, it looks like that fight will no longer be taking place as Floyd takes to Instagram to explain that he never agreed to the fight.

Related: Floyd Mayweather Returning To The Ring To Fight Tenshin Nasukawa In Japan On NYE

“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,” Floyd said. “First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa.”

Earlier this week during his promotional tour, Mayweather said that they were negotiating the weight class and figuring out the specifications of the fight even though there was a date, and time selected.

“Ultimately, I was asked to participate in a 9 minute exhibition of 3 rounds with an opponent selected by the ‘Rizen 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.”

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He continued,

“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.”

This fight came at a surprise to many as fans thought his last fight was indeed the fight against Connor McGregor. As of now, there has been no word from Nasukawa’s camp but if there is more news, however, we will keep you updated!

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