Floyd Mayweather has confirmed he will fight rising kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa in Tokyo, but under a very modified rule set.
The 50-0 boxing legend declared his intention to fight the 20-year-old in Japan on New Year’s Eve earlier this month, leaving the entire fighting world stunned.
In another controversial move, the American then cancelled the fight after claiming he had been misled about the nature and conditions of the fight.
However, it seems as though the contest is back on…albeit under slightly modified rules.
“We’re gonna make it happen,” the 41-year-old told TMZ Sports.
Although no-one has ever really come close to beating Mayweather, many speculated a kickboxing bout could prove to be his downfall. However, do not for one second believe the wily businessman would ever tarnish his reputation, even for a lucrative payday.
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He added: “Rules? It’s gonna be a little boxing exhibition. No kicking.
“I’m moving around with the guy for 9 minutes, and of course it’s gonna be the highest paid exhibition ever.”
“It’s a no-brainer. Just because I’m retired from boxing,” Mayweather says, “I still make appearances worldwide and make a ton of money.”