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Mayweather to fight Japanese kickboxer Nasukawa in December

Key Points
  • The 41-year-old Mayweather is 50-0 in his boxing career but has never fought professionally under MMA rules. Although he did have a lucrative win over MMA fighter Conor McGregor last year.
  • The 20-year-old Nasukawa, speaking at a news conference alongside Mayweather, called it "probably the biggest event of my life so far."
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Tenshin Nasukawa attend the press conference to announce the match on December 31 at Roppongi Hills club on November 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. 
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Floyd Mayweather is planning on fighting Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on Dec. 31 in Saitama, north of Tokyo.

The 41-year-old Mayweather is 50-0 in his boxing career but has never fought professionally under MMA rules. Although he did have a lucrative win over MMA fighter Conor McGregor last year.

Japanese promoter the RIZIN Fighting Federation on Monday said rules and the weight class for the bout have not been set.

"We still have some work to do," said Nobuyuki Sakakibara, the RIZIN chairman.

The 20-year-old Nasukawa, speaking at a news conference alongside Mayweather, called it "probably the biggest event of my life so far."

He also vowed to end Mayweather's long string of victories.

"Nobody has defeated my opponent in the past, and I would like to be the man who makes history," Nasukawa said, speaking through an interpreter. "My punch can change history. And I will show that to you. So please stay tuned."

Mayweather sat calmly and then praised his young opponent.

"I think he's young, very strong and very fast and he undefeated so it's obvious he's doing something right," Mayweather said.

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Key Points
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov has spoken to the Russian Boxing Federation about fighting Mayweather at Moscow’s Luzniki Stadium.
  • Floyd Mayweather reportedly earned $272 million for fighting Conor McGregor in August 2017.
  • Nurmagomedov has a UFC record of 27-0 and Mayweather’s boxing record is 50-0.