The retired American boxer is planning a unique party for this New Year’s Eve
Floyd Mayweather will face Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a bizarre exhibition bout on New Year’s Eve in Japan.
The fight was initially announced, then called off, then re-announced again, and is now set to take place on Monday, December 31.
Mayweather vs Tenshin will headline a show put on by Japanese MMA promotional outfit RIZIN, and the undercard will feature a number of MMA contests.
Scroll down to find out all you need to know about the event.
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Where can I watch Mayweather vs Tenshin?
The fight will be available to viewers via FITE TV online pay-per-view.
It will cost $ 24.95 for UK fans and will show the full card, while for North American fans is will cost $ 19.95, but WON’T show Mayweather’s fight.
Is Mayweather vs Tenshin on UK TV or US TV?
No, there are no broadcast deals agreed for the fight to be shown on television in the UK or US.
The only way for international viewers to legally watch the RIZIN 14 card is through the FITE TV online pay-per-view mentioned above, although this still won’t show Mayweather’s bout for those in the US.
When is Mayweather vs Tenshin?
The fight will take place on New Year’s Eve – Monday December 31, 2018.
What time will Mayweather vs Tenshin start?
RIZIN have made public that their full card will begin at 6am UK time on December 31, but it is not clear what time the main event is expected.
The full show has 14 fights in total, with Mayweather vs Tenshin obviously the final two competitors to make their entrance.
Various estimates have speculated that they could ring walk any time between 10am and 1pm UK time.
Where is Mayweather vs Tenshin taking place?
The fight is taking place at the 37,000 capacity Saitama Super Arena, just outside of Tokyo, Japan.
What are the rules for Mayweather vs Tenshin?
- Three – three minute rounds
- Boxing rules only
- Both fighters will wear RIZIN 8 ounce gloves
- The weight limit is set to 147lbs
- No judges
- Full contact bout that will not go on either boxing or MMA records
How much is Mayweather making for the Tenshin fight?
Floyd Mayweather has revealed he is making between $ 4million – $ 10million for the three-round exhibition, but refused to state exactly how much.
He said he was also paid $ 2million just for turning up at the initial presser in Tokyo.
Who is Tenshin Nasukawa?
Tenshin Nasukawa is a 20-year-old kickboxer, though he has also switched to MMA and signed with Japanese promotion Rizin, who put on both kickboxing and MMA bouts.
As a kickboxer, he is 27-0 with 26 KOs. As an MMA fighter, he is 4-0 with three early finishes.
Nasukawa is the current RISE featherweight kickboxing world champion and has previously been the RISE bantamweight kickboxing world champion.