Floyd Mayweather and Tenshin Nasukawa have been promoting their strange December 31 “fight” at a media event in Las Vegas.
For Mayweather, it is a nine-minute exhibition and a chance for him and his 20-year-old opponent to show off their skills at a “small” show in Saitama, near Tokyo.
But Nasukawa has warned Mayweather he is not in for a regular fight, and that he plans on ruining his New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Only time will tell if it is an exhibition like Mayweather claims or something else entirely, like Nasukawa seems to be planning.
Tenshin Nasukawa has warned Rizin 14 opponent Floyd Mayweather that if he is expecting a nine-minute exhibition on December 31 then he is greatly mistaken.
Mayweather has previously indicated that his ruckus with the unheralded 20-year-old Japanese fighter is just for show.
It’s a glorified sparring session, a “small” three-round fight in Saitama, Japan, to show off their skills, and will not even be included on their professional records, according to the veteran American.
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But Nasukawa clearly thinks differently. “I do not want to fight a regular fight,” he said on Instagram on Friday. “I just want to make sure that I ruin his first New Year’s Eve experience in Tokyo.
“This fight won’t be kept in the books, but it will be kept in everybody’s memory. I will fight representing Japan. Everybody please root for me.”
I also don’t want to fight a regular fight. I just want to make sure that I ruin his first NYE experience in Tokyo. This fight won’t be kept in the books, but it will be kept in everybody’s memory. I will fight representing Japan. Everybody please root for me. 自分も試合をしたい訳ではないです。 ただぶっ飛ばしてやりたいだけです。 この試合は記録には残りませんが皆さんの記憶には確実に残ると思います。 日本を代表して戦ってきます。 応援よろしくお願いします。 #Cygames #rizin14 #BOXING #teppengym
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Source:: Business Insider