MMA: Mayweather to fight in Japan on New Year's Eve

Floyd Mayweather Jr

But, as ever, the smart money is on the fighter who has navigated challenger after challenger for more than two decades in the evergreen Mayweather.

Mayweather, who will be 42 on February 24, downplayed the financial aspects, though.

And the American has potentially taken a step towards MMA by sealing a deal with Nasukawa and RIZIN Fighting Federation, although the rules of the fight are yet to be agreed.

"As far as the weight class, we're not really anxious about that".

"This particular bout is a special bout, as far as we are giving the people something they have never seen before". While it's wholly thought Mayweather will not compete in anything but straight boxing, he claims he can 'do it all'. Let's go over to Japan. And both the rules and weight class are unknown.

"I want to continue coming over here and bringing other fighters so my company can continue to grow and RIZIN can continue to grow". I just want to entertain.

Several times during the news conference, Mayweather referred to creating excitement, and nothing excites him more than making huge amounts of money.

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.

"He will stop at nothing to put you on the canvas", the fight commentator said after Nasukawa floored Wanchalong. Pacquiao plans to defend his secondary welterweight title against Adrien Broner in January.

Mayweather is a flawless 50-0 as a pro boxer, while Nasukawa holds a 27-0 kickboxing mark and a 4-0 record in MMA.

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A southpaw, Nasukawa's left side is what Mayweather will need to stifle, whatever the form their fight takes.

Nasukawa also suggested he wouldn't mind it kicking was rule out the fight - definitely hinting at his confidence as this is what he most famous for.

Mayweather insisted Nasukawa would be no pushover.

The undefeated boxing legend will be taking on the undefeated kickboxing champion on December 31 at Rizin 14.

"I am pretty sure the crowd is going to be on his side, but I am there for a great cause". I'm a little surprised myself.

'Nobody has defeated my opponent in the past and I'd like to be the man who makes history. My punch can change history.

While the rules of the bout have yet to be determined, Mayweather teased the public with what could be coming. "I look forward to taking this worldwide".

Mayweather was complimentary of Nasukawa.

"He's young and he's undefeated so it's obvious he's doing something right", he said.

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