Rules Announced For Floyd Mayweather’s Fight With Tenshin Nasukawa; Fight Won’t Count Towards Pro Record
When this fight was announced, it came out of absolutely nowhere and no one could understand why Floyd Mayweather would be facing a professional kickboxer. After initially calling off the fight, it was reversed and confirm to take place as an exhibition on New Years Eve 2018.
We now know what the rules will be for this fight.
It will be a straight up boxing exhibition match, which automatically heavily favours Mayweather who holds a 50-0 winning record in the sport. Both fighters will wear RIZIN 8 ounce gloves and he required weight will be 147lbs/67.7kg.
There will be no judges and the result of this bout will NOT count towards either of their professional records.
According to Tokyo Sport, Mayweather will take home £69million from the fight., clearly one of the easiest pay days he will ever have.
“I love competing against fighters from all walks of life …” Mayweather said Thursday, according to Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com. “It’s all about entertainment. Nine minutes of entertainment. It’s going to be amazing.
“I’m in the entertainment business. That’s what I go out there to do. I love to do this. I’m working out to put on a show for three rounds.”
He also stated that he will never fight under MMA rules.
Floyd Mayweather makes it clear that he’ll never, ever fight with MMA rules. Boxing only. pic.twitter.com/A8aSmbOozp
— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) December 7, 2018