By Chineze Ogugua
Floyd Mayweather has revealed that no agreement has been made over the much advertised fight with Tenshin Nasukawa and have never heard of the Japanese kickboxer until this week.
The former five-weight boxing world champion was said to have agreed to face Nasukawa in Japan on 31 December but now says that he was only asked to compete in a non-televised event for wealthy spectators.
In a statement on his instagram page, he said: “Once I arrived to the press conference, my team and I were completely derailed, we should have put a stop to it immediately.”
“I can assure you that I too was completely blindsided by the arrangements that were being made without my consent nor approval. I was hesitant to create a huge disturbance by combating what was being said and for that I am truly sorry.”
“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.”
“I was asked to participate in a nine-minute exhibition of three rounds with an opponent selected by the Rizen Fighting Federation.”
Mayweather is currently retired from boxing though a fight with Nurmagomedov is still in the cards.
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