Floyd Mayweather took center stage again over the weekend, fifteen months after announcing his retirement following victory over Conor McGregor.
The 41 year-old will battle Tenshin Nasukawa on December 31 in Tokyo, Japan ahead of an expected rematch with Manny Pacquiao in 2019.
Mayweather 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.
Despite his age, Mayweather has never slowed down. And he is slated to bring his talents to Japan for the first time ever to take on the incredible phenom known as ‘Teppen’ Tenshin.
Stay tuned for future news regarding the rules the bout will be contested under. As well as other match-ups for the card.
“It wasn’t easy to make this happen, but we told the people anything is possible. Now we’re here and we want to make sure we give the people in Tokyo what they want to see – blood, sweat and tears,” Mayweather said regarding his deal to fight on RIZIN 14.
“Rizin has done a phenomenal job with the fighters. I look forward to giving you guys entertainment come December 31. But my relationship with Rizin doesn’t just stop here. I look forward to taking this worldwide,” he added.