Boxing Legend Floyd Mayweather to Take on Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Mikuru Asakura in Japan

Boxing Legend Floyd Mayweather to Take on Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Mikuru Asakura in Japan

  • Newly enshrined Hall of Fame boxer Floyd Mayweather will fight Japanese mixed martial arts star Mikuru Asakura in a September exhibition in Japan
  • The former welterweight world champion was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday
  • The 45-year-old Mayweather retired with an unbeaten 50-0 record, with UFC superstar Connor McGregor his last boxing match back in 2017

Former welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather remains tireless even after retiring with a 50-0 record.

"Money" will take on Japanese mixed martial arts fighter Mikuru Asakura in an exhibition match in September. He had already fought another exhibition match in the Asian country back in December 2018, when he defeated kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather will take on MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura in Japan later this year.
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According to Sport24, Mayweather was enshrined in the International Boxing Hall of Fame this past Sunday. France24 also reported that Mayweather beat "Dangerous" Don Moore in another of four exhibition matches he has fought, last month in Abu Dhabi.

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The Sport24 article stated that the exact date, venue and rules would be announced later this month.

Calling himself the pioneer of exhibitions and promised to put on a show for fans, the 45-year-old Mayweather said:

"We're going to treat him nice, we're going to let him go three rounds, we're going to let him try to land his shot. I may not let him land one punch, it's all up to me, it's all on what I want to do. It's great to go into the Hall of Fame and the great thing about it is I did everything on my terms."
"You look at so many champions and they can barely walk, they can barely talk. That's not cool. The name of the game is to hit and not get hit."

He retired from professional boxing after beating UFC star Conor McGregor in what was his 50th match.

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Asakura said he intended to use the opportunity of fighting Mayweather to increase his fame and value internationally.

Floyd Mayweather breaks down on stage after induction into Boxing Hall of Fame

Emotions got the better of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather as he was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame.

As reported by Sports Brief, the undefeated American boxer led three classes as they were honoured for their outstanding career in the ring.

Mayweather was joined by fellow icons Wladimir Klitschko and Andre Ward as three of the 2021 inductees.

Source: Sports Brief News