Floyd Mayweather Jr. schedules bout in Rizin Fighting Federation

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Mayweather will fight on December 31 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

"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".

"We will just see".

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0, BX) has a legitimate case as the best boxer of all time, and he has the record to back it up. Mayweather hasn't competed since scoring a 10th round knockout against Conor McGregor in August 2017 in a blockbuster showdown between the boxer and mixed martial arts' biggest star.

Although the ruleset and weight class for the shock bout haven't been announced, Mayweather has insisted they will "get situated" in the coming weeks.

When Mayweather last fought below the 147lbs limit was three years ago - so it's likely to be a challenge taking on the kickboxer as he has won various titles in the flyweight (125lb) and bantamweight (135lb) divisions - ultimately this raises an obvious question about the contracted weight for the fight.

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When asked when Rizin FF will finalize the details of the Mayweather vs. Nasukawa fight, Sakakibara could not give an immediate answer. "I will speak with my team and I will let my team get with Rizin and I'm pretty sure they'll come up with a great idea, but it's all about entertainment and that's what we want to do for the people".

"I would probably say that this is my biggest event in life, so far", said Nasukawa."I'm very happy that this is going to materialise. My opponent looks taller than he actually is, but I think I could hit him". Honestly speaking, I'm a little surprised myself.

The Rizin Fighting Federation was founded in 2015 by Japanese businessman Nobuyuki Sakakibara, who was previously the president of Pride Fighting Championships before it was sold to the then-owners of Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2007. "I love to entertain, I like for people to be entertained and who doesn't want to be entertained". I want to be the man who changes history.

"Just for me to be in the ring with a young guy that is hungry ..."

ESPN reporter Ariel Helwani said it was unlikely to be an MMP bout.

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