Floyd Mayweather To Take On Japan's Kickboxing Champ On New Year's Eve

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Mayweather last fought in August 2017 when he won a 10th round TKO against Conor McGregor, who crossed over to boxing for the fight that became the second biggest pay-per-view of all time.

'All that I can think about right now is to become the victor of a big fight that not only all Japanese fans want to see, but all global fans want to see, ' he said to Bleacher Report. I wanted to display my skills outside the United States and be in a special fight, ' he said. "I want to fight him again but I'll fight whoever I gotta fight to get back to him if that's not the case'".

"I wanted to display my skills outside the U.S. and be in a special fight".

"Rizin has done a remarkable job with the fighters", Mayweather said. The southpaw has registered 27 wins in kickboxing, as well as a further 4 victories in mixed martial arts and recently defeated former UFC title challenger Kyoji Horiguchi in a three-round kickboxing bout. Mayweather said the weight class and rules for the fight would be discussed "within the next couple of weeks", but it's worth noting the undefeated boxing champion hasn't fought under the 147-pound limit since 2005. In an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Kavanagh said talks were underway for a rematch between the Irish star and Mayweather with "special striking rules" to be enforced, including only allowing leg kicks. Although rumors have been circulating of Mayweather possibly fighting UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the boxing ring or taking on Conor McGregor in a mixed martial arts fight, neither of those fights will be next.

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As for Nasukawa, the 20-year old fighter from Japan is now 27-0 as a professional kickboxer with 21 knockouts. My punch can change history.

The bout is to be held at the Rizin.14 event.

Rumour first arose Maywether would take on the young champ yesterday when RIZIN promoter Nobuyuki Sakakibara, while speaking to the media, hinted the idea there would be some sort of partnership extablished.

He is expected to return to the United States on Tuesday to begin training. I can box a lot a bit.

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