While it is unclear whether it will be a boxing, MMA or another combat sport, the bout will take place at Saitama Super Arena in Japan. 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 USA, but we look forward to taking the Mayweather Promotions banner and the TMT banner worldwide.
Regarding the rules and weight, Rizin chairman Nobuyuki Sakakibara said "we still have some more work ahead of us".
"But this particular bout is special as far as giving people something they've never seen before". Mayweather is 5-foot-8 and was 149 pounds when he last fought against Conor McGergor in 2017.
Mayweather's fight against McGregor pushed his career earnings to US$1 billion (RM4.2 billion), joining American basketball great Michael Jordan and golfer Tiger Woods as the only athletes to have reached 10 figures in earnings, according to Forbes.
Nasukawa, 20, is unbeaten in 27 kickboxing fights and has a record of 4-0 in MMA.
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Mayweather and Nasukawa appeared at a news conference in Tokyo on Monday (Sunday night United States time) that was streamed worldwide on YouTube to announce the fight with officials from the Rizin Fighting Federation, a Japanese promotional company founded in 2015 that puts on MMA and kickboxing events. "But it will be a great fight that everybody will be so excited to see".
"When I was offered this, I accepted right away without any delay whatsoever", he said through a translator.
'I can wrestle, I can wrestle a little bit.
"Just for me to be in the ring with a young guy that is hungry ..."
"Nobody has defeated my opponent in the past and I'd like to be the man to make history". "Boxing rules I wouldn't mind. I love to entertain, I like for people to be entertained and who doesn't want to be entertained". I think when it comes to experience, I have more experience on my side but when it comes to youth, youth is on his side.
Ariel Helwani said tonight that the rules and weight still had to be worked out.