Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa Press Conference

Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa Press Conference

The Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa has already had more drama than most exhibition bouts experience in the run-up to the fight. It all started on November 5th when RIZIN Fighting Federation announced a surprise press conference. No one had any idea what it was about but reporters decided to show up to the event to see what was in store. To boxing and MMA fans alike Floyd Mayweather was there and RIZIN announced that Mayweather and Nasukawa would have a bout. Mayweather was initially excited about the partnership and the event.

Mayweather said, “I want to continue coming over here and bringing other fighters over here so my company can continue to grow and RIZIN can continue to grow. I would love to continue to work with RIZIN because RIZIN is an unbelievable company, and my company, we’ve been making some huge fights happen in the US, but we look forward to taking the Mayweather Promotions banner and the TMT banner worldwide. And if it takes working with a great guy like this, there’s no problem.”

But, after the event there was some confusion in Mayweather’s camp on what the fight was going to be. There were reports that the fight was now canceled as there was a large misunderstanding between the two groups. The two camps originally did not understand what the fight was going to be as both sides and the media were confused. Thankfully, RIZIN called Mayweather and his team to clarify the bout and discuss what would occur on New Year’s Eve.

“I went over there and there happened to be a huge press conference,” Mayweather said. “I didn’t want to throw a lot of my people under the bus. So I basically told them, ‘this isn’t going to work out’. There’s no official fight. It’s an exhibition. A small, nine-minute exhibition. No kicking. It’s going to be the highest paid exhibition ever. Just for promoting this event I’ve made seven figures. It’s a no-brainer. Just because I’m retired, I still make appearances around the world and make a ton of money.”

It is very impressive that Mayweather was able to receive over $1 million by just showing up to the press conference and that RIZIN is promising tens of millions of dollars to the undefeated fighter. The move could be vital for the RIZIN as they make their brand more well-known worldwide and create a long-term relationship with Mayweather that would benefit both promotion companies.

The fight will go ahead as planned and hopefully it will be an entertaining bout. Do not expect the highest level of boxing from the event as Mayweather has already touted the event as an exhibition and not as an official fight. It would be interesting to compare the duo’s training regimen in the lead up to the exhibition. Boxing fans should be on the lookout for HBO’s famous 24/7 series to see if they will be covering the run-up to the exhibition.

Nasukawa Sends a Strong Message to Mayweather in Fight vs Naito

Nasukawa Sends a Strong Message to Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather and Tenshin Nasukawa are scheduled to fight in one of the most interesting fighting exhibitions that boxing and MMA have ever seen. Nasukawa is currently only fighting in kickboxing matches in Japan and other countries nearby. Nasukawa has also fought in 4 MMA matches but has not fought in one since 2016 and he boasts an overall record of 28-0 in kickboxing and MMA. The 20-year-old is the biggest kickboxing star in Japan and he will be switching over to MMA in 2 or 3 years.

While Mayweather is one of the greatest boxers of all time and has a spotless record of 50-0. Their exhibition match will not affect their records as it is not an official fight. Both fighters eventually agreed to a boxing match after there were reports that the match was canceled because Nasukawa wanted to have kicked in the match as well. After it was all sorted out, Mayweather announced the match was back on and everyone in the boxing and MMA community was excited to see this interesting matchup. Mayweather is reportedly making a huge amount of money for the exhibition match as he continues to take in millions of dollars after his professional career ended.

Nasukawa recently had another kickboxing match as he continued his undefeated streak. Nasukawa easily defeated Naito in a kickboxing bout on November 17th in a warmup for the Mayweather bout on New Year’s Eve. Nasukawa took his rival to the floor three separate times in the first three rounds before the referee put an end to the match. Nasukawa bombarded Naito with a bunch of high speed punches all throughout the match until Nasukawa backed Naito into a corner and continued to pummel Naito until the referee called the match. Nasukawa put on an impressive display during the match and he will be ready to face Mayweather on New Year’s Eve.

It will be interesting to see if Nasukawa will be able to replicate any of his punches against Mayweather. Mayweather must have seen some highlights of the match and he will certainly be studying Nasukawa to learn his weaknesses. Naito is not nearly as good as a boxer as Mayweather so Nasukawa will have a much harder time landing punches against Mayweather. Mayweather is known as maybe the greatest evader of punches of all time as even the best boxers of his generation struggled to land punches on Mayweather.

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Age is one thing that is on Nasukawa’s side as he is half the age of Mayweather at 20 while Mayweather is 41. Mayweather has not had a competitive bout since he fought Conor McGregor back in 2017 where he looked just as good as he ever looked. There is little doubt that Mayweather will be in a weakened or lessen state due to his time off. Nasukawa may have to pray for a miracle that he will be able to even land a punch on the all-time great. The exhibition match only lasts 3 rounds so Nasukawa will be able to go all out for the three rounds and try to do some damage to Mayweather. With Mayweather’s experience, it is unlikely that Nasukawa will be able to get any good shots on him.

Make sure you tune in New Year’s Eve to check out the action!

Mayweather vs Nasukawa Will Not Count on Paper

Mayweather vs Nasukawa super fight

The Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa is scheduled for New Year’s Eve in Japan at the Saitama Super Arena. Rizin Fighting Federation made a contract with Mayweather where they would decide which one of its fighters would face Mayweather. That is why there was so much confusion at first with the fight as Mayweather did not know who he was fighting. Mayweather also did not know that the event was being viewed on air and thought that the match was only going to be in front of a small exclusive audience. The match will be in front of thousands of fans as the Saitama Super Arena has a capacity of 36,500. The fight will be exclusively a boxing match and there will be no kickboxing allowed in the fight.

One of the interesting caveats of the exhibition match is that it will not count against either of the fighter’s records. That means Mayweather’s 50-0 record will remain as is and Nasukawa’s undefeated 27-0 record will also remain undefeated. There is almost nothing up for stakes here in this match but it will be an entertaining match as many Japanese fans are excited to see Nasukawa box for the first time in a professional setting. There are no titles up for grabs or records on the line so it will be up to the promoters and fighters to draw in crowds and viewership numbers so this fight does not end up being a complete failure.

It will be interesting to see if boxing or MMA fans are interested in this bout as it will be at a strange time in the United States and Europe which could mean lower PPV numbers. Another problem they will have is the exhibition bout is only 3 rounds long that will each only be 3 minutes. A lot of boxing and MMA fans will be turned off that the entire match will only be a maximum of 9 minutes long. There will not be a lot of boxing action in 9 minutes and many experts would be surprised if the bout will have a large audience.

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This is an interesting matchup as Nasukawa does not have any professional experience in the boxing ring.  Mayweather is one of the greatest boxers of all time and is known for his incredible skill and technique. One has to think that Mayweather certainly has the advantage with over 20 years of boxing experience and knowledge. Nasukawa is a rookie in the boxing ring and will have difficulty keeping up with Mayweather’s vast knowledge and experience. But, anything could happen in 9 minutes of action. Nasukawa could come out swinging against Mayweather and bring everything that he has. The bout is not long enough for Nasukawa to get tired so he could bring his best and that could catch Mayweather off guard.

Mayweather vs. Nasukawa: Who Will Win

Who Will Win - Mayweather vs. Nasukawa

Floyd Mayweather and Tenshin Nasukawa are going to be fighting in one of the most interesting exhibition matches that the world has ever seen. Nasukawa is a kickboxer that fights in Japan and other Eastern countries where kickboxing is popular. He is only 20 years old and has already amassed a record of 28-0 and plans to go into MMA in a few years to solidify his place in the fighting world. Mayweather is arguably the greatest boxer of all time with a record of 50-0 and five different world titles. He is also the wealthiest boxer of all time with his exhibition match against Conor McGregor where he took home a reported $300 million from the fight which is by far the largest amount ever. This exhibition match will not harm either of their perfect records as the fight is not official so it will not count against either of their records.

The fight was announced on November 5th during a press conference in Japan but there were some problems as the Japanese promoter, RIZIN, did not clearly communicate all of the exhibition match specifics to Mayweather and his team and talks quickly fell apart after the press conference. Mayweather announced that the fight was off after RIZIN said that they have not finalized the rules for the match. Mayweather said that he only wanted to do a boxing match so there was a large miscommunication on both ends. After a week of negotiations, Mayweather announced that the match was back on and that it would be a boxing only event and would last just 3 rounds that are 3 minutes long.

Most experts and fans believe that Mayweather will have no trouble beating Nasukawa in the ring. The fact that there will be no kicking in the match clearly puts Mayweather ahead of the Japanese fighter in the exhibition fight. Nasukawa recently won a kickboxing bout where he was able to show off some of his boxing skills as he pummelled away at his opponent. Granted, trying to punch a kickboxer and Floyd Mayweather are about the same as trying to walk down the street and land a plane. Nasukawa is going to find out the hard way that Mayweather is arguably the hardest boxer in the world to land a punch on.

Nasukawa might have a chance purely based on how short the rounds are. Each round is only 3 minutes long and there are only 3 rounds so Nasukawa could try and land as many punches as he can in the short amount of time without having the worry about how tired he gets. Mayweather will most likely be able to avoid a majority of the punches thrown. It will be interesting to see how offensive Mayweather gets as there are only 3 rounds so we could see a much more offensive Mayweather as compared to previous fights.

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There are no specifics as to who the judges will be for the exhibition match or how the scoring for the match will be set up. Fans are excited to see the two fight and it will certainly be interesting to see who the judges are for the exhibition match. It would be entertaining to see some celebrity judges try their hand at judging a boxing match.

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Nasukawa Sends Threat to Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa kickboxing live fight

The Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa has certainly taken some twists and turns throughout the run up to the event that takes place on New Year’s Eve. The surprise event was first announced on November 5th to a stunned audience who could not believe that the crossover fight was taking place between Mayweather and Nasukawa. During the press conference, RIZIN claimed that they have not settled the format for the event yet. Mayweather did not say anything about it during the press conference but many could sense that Mayweather was not happy about what was being said.

After the press conference, Mayweather back out of the fight and said that the two sides were not on the same page. After about a week or so Mayweather posted that the fight was back on as the two sides had come to an agreement. The fight would be a boxing only match, no kicking, and it would be televised and held in one of Japan’s biggest venues. Making the exhibition fight a boxing only event certainly puts the fight in Mayweather’s favor but Nasukawa was not afraid to send Mayweather a warning on Instagram after it was officially announced that the fight was back on.

Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa kickboxing live fight

“Ok Floyd, change your mind? I see we are doing this now,” Nasukawa said in an Instagram post. “I got a lot to prove, don’t underestimate me. My speed > your experience.”

Boxing and MMA fans are both incredibly interested in the outcome of this match as Nasukawa could have a chance against one of the greatest boxers of all time. Most experts believe that Nasukawa does not have a chance to beat Mayweather in a boxing match as the five-time world champion has too much experience and too much technical ability to be taken down by the 20-year-old.

Mayweather had this same type of match back in 2017 when he took down Conor McGregor in a similar type of exhibition match but that match was scheduled to go 12 rounds and Mayweather won by TKO in 10 rounds. This exhibition match is only 3 rounds long so anything could happen as both fighters can go as hard as they can as the match will only last 9 minutes total. This fact could turn a lot off a lot of potential fans as the match will be so short that it will barely be worth watching. There is no word as to if there will be other matches happening the same night of the exhibition or if Mayweather and Nasukawa will be the only two fighting.

Whoever comes out on top will have bragging rights for the rest of their lives so I would not be surprised if Mayweather takes this fight seriously and wants to send a message to Nasukawa. Mayweather also wants to build a brand in Japan and send his own fighters over to Japan to fight as well so this would be a long-term contract with RIZIN as they have their fighters face Mayweather’s. There will be plenty of long-term action in Japan to make up for this short fight and this partnership certainly has a bright future.