The promoters said they are still working on the specific rule set and it is unknown whether it will be a boxing match, an MMA fight or a fight under different rules. He said negotiations were ongoing with Nasukawa's representatives and that his skill-set did not end at boxing. I'm a little surprised myself.
Mayweather, the highest earning boxer in history, can expect to bring in more than $100 million for the contest, which is nearly certain to be pay per view. I can do it all. "Boxing rules I wouldn't mind". Rizin is a MMA fight federation based out of Japan.
"Teppen" has won all 27 of his professional contests, as well as his four mixed martial arts bouts.
While boxing rules restrict bouts to the use of fists, MMA rules can incorporate kicks, knees and elbow strikes, as well as wrestling, joint locks and chokes. I'm pretty sure that will get sorted out in the next couple weeks.
Since achieving his ideal record of 50 wins when he beat Conor McGregor back in August 2017 the former five-weight world champion has talked about fights with the UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and boxer Manny Pacquiao, but not so much with the kickboxer. 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 U.S., but we look forward to taking the Mayweather Promotions banner and the TMT banner worldwide.
His decision to sign a deal with RIZIN was all about timing, he said.
"Its also all about entertainment". I wanted to display my skills outside the United States and be in a special fight.
"It is good to come over to another part of the world, have fun and enjoy each other".
Breaking: Floyd Mayweather announced on Sunday night at a Tokyo press conference that he will participate in a fight in the Rizin Fighting Federation on December 31 in Japan. "He has youth on his side and he's going to bring a lot of excitement". "It is a special bout".
"I just want to entertain".