Floyd Mayweather Backs Out of New Year's Eve Fight

Mayweather Backs Out of New Years Eve Fight

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So it turns out
Floyd Mayweather
will not be fighting undefeated Japanese
kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa after all. The fight was announced
this past Monday and generated a large online discussion about how
it would all go down (including
Conor McGregor
posting some nasty and racially insensitive
comments).

But today, Mayweather took to his Instagram to call off the
fight, simultaneously removing all his previous posts from Tokyo
promoting the fight. Take a look at his statement below: 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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.

A post shared by
Floyd Mayweather
(@floydmayweather) on Nov 7, 2018 at 10:53am
PST

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Floyd Mayweather Backs Out of New Year's Eve Fight