Jr. To Fight In December RIZIN Event

Floyd Mayweather Jr

Floyd Mayweather Jr

Floyd Mayweather will make a surprise comeback on New Year's Eve against 20-year-old Japanese kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa at the Saitama Super Arena, outside Tokyo - but whether it is a boxing, kickboxing or mixed martial arts fight is yet to be decided.

Sources have confirmed to BJPENN.COM that Floyd Mayweather Jr.is set to appear at an imminent RIZIN Fighting Federation press conference. Since then, he's toyed with the idea of fighting McGregor in an MMA bout and sent a challenge the way of Khabib Nurmagomedov after his defeat of McGregor in the Octagon. I wanted to display my skills outside the U.S. and be in a special fight, ' he said.

Mayweather is 50-0 in his boxing career but has never fought professionally under MMA rules.

Mayweather will turn 42 in February, but he said he's looking forward to working with Rizin FF and fighting a unsafe opponent in 20-year-old Nasukawa, who is undefeated in kickboxing competition and most recently defeated Kyoji Horiguchi.

'We will just see. "I'll do that with these fists, with one punch - just watch", the Japanese said.

"I'm not really anxious about the weight class or rules - it's about me displaying my skills against another skilful fighter. I would love to continue to work with Rizin because Rizin is an unbelievable company, and my company, we've been making some huge fights happen in the USA, but we look forward to taking the Mayweather Promotions banner and the TMT banner worldwide".

"I would probably say that this is my biggest event in life, so far", said Nasukawa.

"I can wrestle, I can wrestle little bit".

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"And I would like to be the man who makes history".

When asked about the sort of rules he preferred for the bout, Nasukawa said he really didn't care.

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

"I want to continue to build my relationship with Money Team Tokyo", he added, promoting the cross-code bout as an expansion of his businesses into Japan.

"I'm pretty sure he's going to bring a lot of excitement".

"It's always been a goal of mine to go outside out of the United States and display my talent".

'I have fought in the United States for all 50 of my fights.

Information from ESPN's Ariel Helwani was used in this report.

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