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Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa announced for RIZIN on New Year’s Eve

This is not a joke. (Seriously, how said is it that we have to preface with this?)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is fighting Tenshin Nasukawa for RIZIN Fighting Federation on New Year’s Eve.

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Mayweather, arguably one of the greatest boxers in the history of the sport is meeting undefeated 27-0 kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in what is being dubbed as a ‘Super Challenge’ bout. While the announcement for the fight was made…. no clear cut decision was made on the rules. Mayweather actually said the rules still needed to be discussed.

“Nobody has defeated my opponent in the past, and I’d like to be the man who makes history,” Tenshin said. “My punch can change history, and I’ll show that to you so please stay tuned.”

No weight class announced either.

So fight fans….. New Years Eve, no rules yet decided, biggest combat sports star involved, month and a half away, opponent not really known to combat sports fans in the U.S. Legit right? Totally legit.

Tenshin Nasukawa (27-0, KB) has become one of the most popular fighters in Japan, and perhaps the best combat sports prospect the country has ever seen. Between both MMA and kickboxing fights, Tenshin has fought over thirty times despite turning 20 just over two months ago. The current RISE Featherweight Champion, Tenshin began to make a name for himself with wins over the likes of Amnat Ruenroeng and Wanchalong PK Saenchai in the KNOCK OUT promotion out of Thailand.

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. After winning a Bronze medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Mayweather turned pro and never looked back. Over the years he has solidified himself as the biggest fight in combat sports, earning the nickname “Money” in every sense of the word.

The legendary counter puncher has too many accolades to name. Mayweather holds numerous boxing titles under WBO, WBA,and WBC, to name a few. The five-division champion has defeated the likes of Ricky Hatton, Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto, Marcos Maidana, and Andre Berto. He has also racked up wins in some of the most financially successful pay-per-view events of all time against Oscar De La Hoya, Canelo Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao, and most recently, UFC superstar Conor McGregor