Floyd Mayweather Jr schedules first pro fight outside the US

Floyd Mayweather faces Tenshin Nasukawa at RIZIN 14 Japan
Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa

Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is back in the ring taking on Tenshin Nasukawa on December 31 in Japan. The bout has been announced at the press conference held by Rizin Fighting Federation in Tokyo on Monday. The contest is expected on the card at “RIZIN 14” which takes place at Saitama Super Arena.

Boxing great out of the Unites States, Mayweather Jr. is undefeated in 50 professional boxing bouts. He was last seen in action last August when he stopped Conor McGregor in the tenth round. The announced today bout marks his first outing “as a pro” outside the United States.

“It’s always been a goal of mine to go outside the US. Go into another arena, and display my talent, as a professional,” said 41-year-old Mayweather Jr. “I did it as an amateur, but now it’s different, as a professional.”

20-year-old Tenshin Nasukawa is a Japanese kickboxer and Mixed Martial Artist. He is undefeated in 27 kickboxing bouts, and in 4 pro MMA contests. His resume includes notable wins against former IBF World Flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng and former two-division (108lb and 115lb) Lumpinee Boxing Stadium champion Wanchalong PK Saenchai gym.

The weigh class and rules of the announced Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Tenshin Nasukawa bout are yet to be determined. More information is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.