The matchup between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Tenshin Nasukawa has already taken fans through the emotional roller coaster. First, the confusion started with whether or not this bout will actually come to fruition, and secondly, what would the rules be? Well now both questions have been answered. The fight will take place in Tokyo on New Years Eve. As for the rules, they seem to have been established.
They will meet at 147lbs. Also, with both fighters being undefeated in their respected sport, many wondered if this will go on both of their records, this being a boxing exhibition bout, this will not count on their record. According to, Mayweather’s Swanson Communications public relations team, the rules are;
– Three minutes per round for three rounds
-Straight Boxing rules
– Weight: 147lbs/ 67.7kg
– No judges
– This will be full contact competition, but the bout is not going on boxing or MMA record
Although the rules have been set for a boxing match, it does create interest around the world. Can Tenshin shock the world? Will Floyd fully commit one day to an MMA bout? There are many questions going into this bout, hopefully we all walk away with even more answers. Mayweather’s last bout was his TKO victory over Conor McGregor. For Tenhsin, he is fresh off a victory back in September over Kyoji Horiguchi. With Tenshin being such a highly decorated kickboxer, a boxing match will be a whole new experience. As for Mayweather, even with one of the most accomplished careers in boxing history, the bout with McGregor may have helped him the most, by experiencing what it is like to share the ring with someone who has a different background other than boxing. Either way, this will certainly be a spectacle to watch!