Floyd Mayweather Set For Fight on Rizin FF's New Year's Eve Event

Floyd Mayweather announces next fight with key detail missing

Former five-weight world champion Mayweather beat UFC's Conor McGregor in a boxing match in August 2017 to extend his ideal record to 50 wins. Mayweather is 5-foot-8 and was 149 pounds when he last fought against Conor McGergor in 2017.

However, his latest effort to remain relevant in the fighting world will take him away from the comfort of Las Vegas to Japan as he once again will take on a fighter from outside the world of boxing.

Floyd Mayweather will make a surprise comeback on New Year's Eve against 20-year-old Japanese kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa at the Saitama Super Arena, outside Tokyo - but whether it is a boxing, kickboxing or mixed martial arts fight is yet to be decided.

That victory improved his boxing record to a ideal 50-0, but the format or rules for his meeting with the baby-faced Nasukawa were not specified by the Japanese mixed martial arts promoters RIZIN.

Fans of Mayweather's and members of the Money Team will recognize the event as a turning point for the boxer who has ordinarily competed in competitions utilizing traditional boxing rules.

Before the announcement, Mayweather posted on Instagram teasing New Year's Eve.

Mayweather expects a good fight against Nasukawa, who won his last kickboxing bout against compatriot Kyoji Horiguchi at RIZIN.13 in September.

"I wanted to do something different".

Despite being 41-years-old, "Money" has never slowed down.

"I think my role as a fighter is to make sure that fighting here in Japan gathers a lot of excitement", the Tokyo native said through a translator.

'As far as the weight class and the rules, we will talk about that and will get that situated within the next couple of weeks, ' said Mayweather.

"I look forward to giving you guys entertainment come December 31, but my relationship with Rizin, it doesn't stop just here".

"We still have some work to do", said Nobuyuki Sakakibara, the RIZIN chairman. "It is going to be good, very, very good and I can't wait". I want to be the man who changes history.

"I have fought in the US for all 50 of my fights".

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