It was in the news recently that World middle weight champion, Floyd Mayweather was coming out of retirement. This is not the first time he’s coming out of retirement though. He came out of retirement to fight McGregor O’Connor the UFC champion in a boxing match which he won. Report in the news said he was gearing up for a fight with 20 year old Japanese kick boxer in Tokyo. The fight between him and Tenshin Nasukawa was supposed to happen on 31 of December in Tokyo.
As as the time of the press conference though, the fight rules hadn’t been determined. That is weather it was going to be boxing rules, Kick boxing rules of UFC rules.
However, just yesterday, TMZ learnt that Maywether will be backing out of the fight. The 40 year old American boxer gave his reasons.
“Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in regards to the upcoming event on December 31st that was recently announced.”
“First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa. In fact (with all due respect) I have never heard of him until this recent trip to Japan. Ultimately, I was asked to participate in a 9 minute exhibition of 3 rounds with an opponent selected by the ‘Rizen Fighting Federation.'”
“What I was originally informed of by Brent Johnson of ‘One Entertainment’ was that this was to be an exhibition put on for a small group of wealthy spectators for a very large fee. This exhibition was previously arranged as a “Special Bout” purely for entertainment purposes with no intentions of being represented as an official fight card nor televised worldwide.”
“Once I arrived to the press conference, my team and I were completely derailed by the new direction this event was going and we should have put a stop to it immediately.”
“I want to sincerely apologize to my fans for the very misleading information that was announced during this press conference and I can assure you that I too was completely blindsided by the arrangements that were being made without my consent nor approval.”
“For the sake of the several fans and attendees that flew in from all parts of the world to attend this past press conference, I was hesitant to create a huge disturbance by combating what was being said and for that I am truly sorry.”
“I am a retired boxer that earns an unprecedented amount of money, globally, for appearances, speaking engagements and occasional small exhibitions.”
Well not everyone liked the idea of him fighting the Japanese guy anyway. Some sport pundits have come out to say that Mayweather might actually sully his impeccable fighting record. He has a record of 50-0 since turning pro.
Mike Tyson former heavyweight champion wants to see him fight in UFC actually. Will Mike get his wishes. WE can’t say for sure, however we can tell that the Japanese bout is not going to happen.
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