Floyd Mayweather is all set to take part in an exhibition fight against a 20-year old Japanese Kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa on Dec. 31 at the 37,000-seat Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan under Rizin Fighting Federation. This will be Floyd’s first fight professional or exhibition outside of Las Vegas in nearly 12-years.
Nasukawa is a talented kickboxer who made his professional debut when he was only 15-years old. He has had 27 kickboxing fights which he won all of them and he is also undefeated in Mixed Martial Arts, where he has had four fights.
Tenshin Nasukawa was in the United States last week promoting the fight and was also involved in a media workout, but it looks like the Japanese star isn’t too big of a fan of Floyd Mayweather. He even said that he feels like kicking “Money.” Here’s what he had to say to reporters at family’s Teppen gym in Matsudo yesterday (via ABS-CBN Sports):
“I can change the world with my fist,” Nasukawa said. “I sensed no aura about him. He says such provocative stuff I feel like kicking him. He is the best so I can’t let my guard down.
“I’m sure his punches are fast but I’m sure I can see them. I feel excited, although some days I still feel afraid. But when the day comes, I want to fight with confidence.”
There must be some kind of contractual agreement set by Floyd Mayweather to tackle this issue.