May­weather will not fight Ten­shin

Western Daily Press - - Sport -

FLOYD May­weather has not agreed to an official bout with kick­boxer Ten­shin Na­sukawa, the for­mer five-weight world boxing cham­pion has said on In­sta­gram.

May­weather seemed set to face the Ja­panese fighter on December 31 in Tokyo, but the 41-year-old took to so­cial me­dia to ad­dress the is­sue. He wrote: “First and fore­most, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd May­weather, never agreed to an official bout with Ten­shin Na­sukawa.”

He added: “I was asked to par­tic­i­pate in a nine-minute ex­hi­bi­tion of three rounds with an op­po­nent. This ex­hi­bi­tion was pre­vi­ously ar­ranged purely for en­ter­tain­ment pur­poses with no in­ten­tions of be­ing rep­re­sented as an official fight card nor tele­vised world­wide.”

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