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10 days ago
9/13/18
Posts: 141

Not sure why, but I think maybe he just really doesn't wanna take that chance of getting knocked out. Tenshin looked pretty legit.. If it was anything besides boxing I think he would have slept ol money Mayweather.. Thoughts? 

10 days ago
11/11/12
Posts: 12117

They tried to shanghai him.

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12/10/09
Posts: 10894

I'm not educated enough on boxng to know how difficult it would be for an expert like Floyd to adjust to kicks, but I do know that a kickboxing match would have made it instanly interesting.

10 days ago
11/18/09
Posts: 10629

Sounds like he was never in, thus no back out. His explaination makes more sense than the fight being real in the first place. 

10 days ago
11/9/17
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scrapdo -

I'm not educated enough on boxng to know how difficult it would be for an expert like Floyd to adjust to kicks, but I do know that a kickboxing match would have made it instanly interesting.

Really? You just need to have eyes to know there is a huge difference. You take a Thai kick for the first time in your life by a pro Thai fighter and if you don't damn near pass out I guarantee you will be on your ass in pain. 

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7/22/05
Posts: 56696

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp49AUphcLu/

floydmayweather

Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in regard to the upcoming event on December 31st that was recently announced. First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa. In fact (with all due respect) I have never heard of him until this recent trip to Japan. Ultimately, I was asked to participate in a 9 minute exhibition of 3 rounds with an opponent selected by the "Rizen Fighting Federation". What I was originally informed of by Brent Johnson of "One Entertainment" was that this was to be an exhibition put on for a small group of wealthy spectators for a very large fee. This exhibition was previously arranged as a "Special Bout" purely for entertainment purposes with no intentions of being represented as an official fight card nor televised worldwide. Once I arrived to the press conference, my team and I were completely derailed by the new direction this event was going and we should have put a stop to it immediately. I want to sincerely apologize to my fans for the very misleading information that was announced during this press conference and I can assure you that I too was completely blindsided by the arrangements that were being made without my consent nor approval. For the sake of the several fans and attendees that flew in from all parts of the world to attend this past press conference, I was hesitant to create a huge disturbance by combating what was being said and for that I am truly sorry. I am a retired boxer that earns an unprecedented amount of money, globally, for appearances, speaking engagements and occasional small exhibitions.

10 days ago
7/27/04
Posts: 21803

Whoa.... Floyd could spell unprecedented?

10 days ago
7/12/12
Posts: 9839
Braking: Floyd Mayweather Says RIZIN Fight Is Already Off
By Mike Drahota -
Nov 7, 2018

Well, that didn’t take long.

Three days after it was surprisingly announced “Money” would fight Japanese kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa in RIZIN FF 14 next month, Floyd Mayweather says the fight is off.

The undefeated boxing legend took to Instagram today (November 7, 2018) to reveal that the terms of the fight were not to his liking. According to him the supposed ‘exhibition fight’ was now off. Mayweather says he never agreed to an official bout with Nasukawa:

“Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in regards to the upcoming event on December 31st that was recently announced. First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa. In fact (with all due respect) I have never heard of him until this recent trip to Japan. Ultimately, I was asked to participate in a 9 minute exhibition of 3 rounds with an opponent selected by the “Rizen Fighting Federation.”

Non-Televised Exhibition?

Mayweather claims he was told he would be putting on an exhibition for a ‘small group of wealthy investors for a large payday. ‘Money’ insists he was told it was never meant to be on an official fight card or televised:

“What I was originally informed of by Brent Johnson of “One Entertainment” was that this was to be an exhibition put on for a small group of wealthy spectators for a very large fee. This exhibition was previously arranged as a “Special Bout” purely for entertainment purposes with no intentions of being represented as an official fight card nor televised worldwide.”

He claimed the press conference went South as soon as he got there. “Money’ apologized to his fans who had become invested in the fight due to the “misleading information.” He closed by saying he is still a retired fighter and only makes appears in ‘speaking engagements’ and ‘occasional small exhibitions’ for large amounts of money:

“Once I arrived to the press conference, my team and I were completely derailed by the new direction this event was going and we should have put a stop to it immediately. I want to sincerely apologize to my fans for the very misleading information that was announced during this press conference and I can assure you that I too was completely blindsided by the arrangements that were being made without my consent nor approval.

“For the sake of the several fans and attendees that flew in from all parts of the world to attend this past press conference, I was hesitant to create a huge disturbance by combating what was being said and for that I am truly sorry. I am a retired boxer that earns an unprecedented amount of money, globally, for appearances, speaking engagements and occasional small exhibitions.”
10 days ago
10/15/13
Posts: 25712

His explanation might be the reason for the weird way in which he acted during that press conference.

10 days ago
4/10/03
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10 days ago
11/21/10
Posts: 2478

I don't know if this was a PA stunt to introduce Tenshin to the world, but it worked. I never knew about Tenshin until this fight was "announced" and I am Japanese lol

10 days ago
11/18/09
Posts: 10630

Sounds he’s done these private exhibitions before...

10 days ago
9/19/13
Posts: 4101

Paid PR stunt

9 days ago
3/20/12
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Al Cappucino - 

His explanation might be the reason for the weird way in which he acted during that press conference.


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9 days ago
9/2/10
Posts: 4141

Solid dick tuck.

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11/23/11
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Sinead O Connors Nipples -

Solid dick tuck.

No, hes able to speak freely because he isn't surrounded by Yakuza. 

9 days ago
11/11/12
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Hikikomori -
Sinead O Connors Nipples -

Solid dick tuck.

No, hes able to speak freely because he isn't surrounded by Yakuza. 

Better not show himself in tokyo ever again lol might not make it out in one piece.

9 days ago
9/19/13
Posts: 4103

I imagine the Japanese view Mayweather as a "very stupid western man"

9 days ago
7/15/04
Posts: 53337

Lol

9 days ago
1/1/01
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I'd like to hear more about these "private exhibitions" and how much he gets paid for them! 

9 days ago
4/22/07
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Mutant -

I'd like to hear more about these "private exhibitions" and how much he gets paid for them! 

Yeah me too.  Rich gay guys spend money on weird shit. 

9 days ago
3/12/15
Posts: 1448

So in other words this was just a publicity stunt to get Tenshins name out there. 

9 days ago
2/3/10
Posts: 25030

Str8 bitch made

9 days ago
6/8/18
Posts: 183

He deleted his pic posing with the RIZIN MMA and kickboxing gloves...

9 days ago
3/13/08
Posts: 7812
scrapdo -

I'm not educated enough on boxng to know how difficult it would be for an expert like Floyd to adjust to kicks, but I do know that a kickboxing match would have made it instanly interesting.

Let's just say that Mayweather's defensive style of headmovement would lead to an easy target for head kicks.