Retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather will make his way back to the ring on New Year’s Eve, fighting 20-year-old Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.
Floyd Mayweather returns to the ring after a year
Floyd Mayweather announced his final fight versus Irish UFC champion Conor McGregor and defeated him by technical knockout (TKO) in the tenth round. The last battle also marked a mammoth streak of 50 wins. He announced it would be his final match, “for sure,” although there’s been a lot of banteroff late between him and Khabib Nuragomedov and Manny Pacquiao who are both after a match.
Nasukawa a 20-year-old undefeated Kickboxing & MMA champion
Meanwhile, Tenshin Nasukawa is following Mayweather’s steps, with an unbeaten streak of 27-0 in Kickboxing and 4-0 in MMA. The Japanese martial artist competes at featherweight. Although he seemed physically inferior stood next to Mayweather at a recent press conference, he received a lot of praises for his record. Mayweather said, “I think that he’s young, very strong, very fast, and he’s undefeated, so it’s obvious he’s been doing something right to be where he’s at.”
Potential match versus Pacquiao or Khabib
Last September, Mayweather announced a rematch versus Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, after meeting him at a concert in Japan. Pacquiao suggests there’s a “big possibility” of the rematch to take place in 2019. Whereas, Khabib Nurmagomedov, fresh off his victory versus Conor McGregor at UFC 229, is ready to take on Mayweather, after a heated exchange of words via interviews and on social media. Mayweather admitted his willingness to fight Khabib too, saying “He called me out. So, he gotta come to my world,” to TMZ Sports.
Mayweather vs. Nasukawa happening on 31st December
We’re eager to see the turn of events in the boxing ring because, in one way or the other, the fight will make or break one’s record. Mayweather boasts a streak of 50 wins while Nasukawa boasts a streak of 27 wins. Although Mayweather is 41, he believes experience is on his side. He said “He’s very special, he’s fast, he’s strong. I’m older now and when it comes to experience, I have it on my side. He has youth on his side and he’s going to bring a lot of excitement.”