Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa
The exhibition boxing bout Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa headlines the Rizin 14 fight card held tonight (Dec. 31) at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
The encounter is set at catchweight with the limit of 67.7 kg (147 lb). The bout is scheduled for three by three-minute rounds in straight boxing. Although the fighters are allowed to use their full strength the knockout was not promised.
At the weigh-in ceremony American boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. tipped the scales at 66.7 kg making the required limit. Japanese kickboxer and mixed martial artist Tenshhin Nasukawa came in 4.6 kg lighter than his opponent, showing 62.1 kg.
In the co-main event the current Bellator MMA bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell takes on Rizin Bantamweight Grand Prix winner Kyoji Horiguchi. The pair battles it out for the promotion’s inaugural bantamweight title. Both fighters made weight declaring 60.8 kg.
Also on the card Kanna Asakura and Ayaka Hamasaki contest for Rizin women’s super atomweight title. Asakura weighed-in at 48.7 kg. Hamasaki was 48.9 kg.
A complete Rizin 14 fight card and weigh-in results can be found below.
The FITE TV platform announced how to watch Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa at Rizin 14 earlier this week.
Rizin 14 fight card
Floyd Mayweather (66.7 kg / 147 lbs) vs. Tenshin Nasukawa (62.1 kg / 137 lbs)
Kyoji Horiguchi (60.8 kg / 134 lbs) vs. Darrion Caldwell (60.8 kg / 134 lbs)
Kanna Asakura (48.7 kg / 107 lbs) vs. Ayaka Hamasaki (48.9 kg / 108 lbs)
Brandon Halsey (92.8 kg / 205 lbs) vs. Jiri Prochazka (92.9 kg / 205 lbs)
Gabi Garcia (101.8 kg / 225 lbs) vs. Barbara Nepomuceno (92.5 kg / 204 lbs)
Daron Cruickshank (69.7 kg / 154 lbs) vs. Damien Brown (69.9 kg / 154 lbs)
Mika Nagano (50.6 kg / 112 lbs) vs. Miyuu Yamamoto (50.6 kg / 112 lbs)
Kazuyuki Miyata (63.7 kg / 140 lbs) vs. Erson Yamamoto (64.7 kg / 143 lbs)
Johnny Case (69.9 kg / 154 lbs) vs. Yusuke Yachi (69.9 kg / 154 lbs)
Yuki Motoya (60 kg / 132 lbs) vs. Justin Scoggins (59.9 kg / 132 lbs)
Manel Kape (58.9 kg / 130 lbs) vs. Ulka Sasaki (58.7 kg / 129 lbs)
Shinju Nozawa-Auclair (56.5 kg / 125 lbs) vs. Justyna Zofia Haba (56.6 kg / 125 lbs)
Tofik Musaev (69.8 kg / 154 lbs) vs. Nobumitsu Osawa (69.9 kg / 154 lbs)
Samantha Jean-Francois (49 kg / 108 lbs) vs. Rena Kubota (did not weigh in)