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Floyd Mayweather: 'I’m ready to entertain'

'FUN’: Floyd Mayweather, left and kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa of Japan meet in Las Vegas ahead of their New Year’s Eve bout

FLOYD MAYWEATHER has described his upcoming exhibition boxing match against
Tenshin Nasukawa as a bit of “entertainment”.

The unbeaten boxer takes on kickboxer Nasukawa in Japan on New Year’s Eve in a three- round fight.

Speaking ahead of the spectacle, Mayweather said: “This is a great way for me to go out there and give people some entertainment. It’s an exhibition match, but it’s giving me a chance to do something different.

“I love competing against ghters from all walks of life, like in my amateur days. 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. I’m going to go out there, have fun and do what I do. I’m enjoying life and I’m going to enjoy this experience.”

The fight will be based on the straight boxing rules, both will wear RIZIN eight-ounce gloves, with the fight taking place at 147lbs/67.7kg. There will be no judges and the ght will be full contact competition, but the bout is not going on boxing or MMA records.

Speaking at a recent press conference in Las Vegas, Nasu- kawa said: “This is a great opportunity and we’re happy to take it. I’m going to put everything out there and show my strengths.

“I think that I’m the faster fighter. I’m going to use my weapons against him. There’s never been a Japanese fighter to face Floyd May- weather in the ring.

“As an athlete, this is something that’s a great honour and a challenging task. I’d like to make a big impression. I want to get the whole fight community, the whole country of Japan and the entire world involved in this fight. I’m going to go in there believing in myself and ready to prove myself.”

Undefeated boxing legend Mayweather and Nasukawa will take part in the New Year’s Eve fight at Saitama Prefecture Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

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