Floyd Mayweather to hold exhibition bout with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Tenshin Nasukawa announce their Dec. 31 exhibition on Thursday in Las Vegas

Interestingly, no judges will be in place and being an exhibition match, neither fighter's undefeated record will be on the line.

There won't be an official victor or loser of the fight if it goes the distance with there being no judges, but it's sure to bring in some glitz to the Rizin 14 card.

Nasukawa joined Mayweather at his gym to announce the exhibition, which will be boxing only and take place at Saitama Super Arena in suburban Tokyo on December 31.

Mayweather explained the reasoning behind keeping it a boxing match while seemingly putting to rest any idea of his ever stepping into an MMA cage.

"Sweetheart, please, please, please", Floyd Mayweather said. "I'm the A-side always".

A few days later, Mayweather issued a statement after returning to the USA that he was "blindsided" by Japanese officials and never meant to have an actual fight with Nasukawa.

So that appears to be that.

"I'm training very hard everyday to face Mr. Mayweather". "He may be a kickboxer, but he's got to abide by my rules, simple and plain". If I get knocked out.

While mystery initially surrounded the details of the bout when it was announced by mixed martial arts promotion Rizin FF last month, we now know what to expect of the contest.

The fighters announced at the news conference that there would be a fight, but did not go into what the terms or the rules of the fight would be.

The announcement was an about-face from just a few weeks ago.

In the meantime, Mayweather will stay somewhat active with the unusual fight against the 20-year-old Nasukawa, who is 27-0 with 21 knockouts in kickboxing and 4-0 with two knockouts in MMA fighting mainly as a featherweight and junior featherweight.

"Now that I am back on USA soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in regards to the upcoming event on December 31st that was recently announced".

At a media day, it was confirmed that Mayweather vs. Nasukawa would be contested over three three-minute rounds under straight boxing rules. I'm going to use my weapons against him. "It's an exhibition match, but it's giving me a chance to do something different". The officials also did not announce an American broadcaster.

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