Floyd Mayweather to fight Japanese kickboxing sensation on New Year’s Eve

  • Boxer set to join Rizin FF, an MMA company based in Japan
  • Mayweather, 41, to fight Tenshin Nasukawa on 31 December
  • Contracted weight and rules to be decided in coming weeks

Floyd Mayweather has revealed that he is aligning with the Rizin Fighting Federation, a Japanese mixed martial arts company, and will fight kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa at the organization’s year-end show on New Year’s Eve in Japan.

The shock announcement came at a Monday news conference in Tokyo, where Rizin officials introduced both Mayweather and Nasukawa, the undefeated 20-year-old kickboxing prodigy who joined the MMA promotion in 2016.

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