Floyd Mayweather Jr. will compete for Rizin in Japan against Mikuru Asakura




At Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s exhibition bout on June 13 during a press conference organized by Rizin in Las Vegas, NV.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is planning another exhibition boxing battle. In September in Japan, he will fight for the second time under the Rizin banner against MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura.

Rizin made the announcement at a Monday night press conference on June 13 at M Resort Spa & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The match will be held in Japan. The specific date and place will be announced at a later time.

In Canastota, New York, Mayweather was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame yesterday. During his career, he never lost a bout and won 15 world titles in five weight classes. He goes by the moniker “TBE,” which stands for “The Best Ever.”

In August 2017, Mayweather battled former UFC champion Conor McGregor in his final professional fight. Mayweather knocked out McGregor in the tenth round, ending McGregor’s career with a perfect 50-0 record and 27 knockouts.

Rizin will promote a fight in Japan between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. and MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura

Mayweather has drawn attention since his retirement by competing in a number of exhibition boxing contests. In 2018, Mayweather competed in the Rizin MMA promotion against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa. Mayweather dropped Nasukawa three times in the first round, prompting a TKO.

In June 2021, he had his most memorable exhibition match against Logan Paul. Since it was a show, there was no winner, but Mayweather boxed better than the much bigger Paul.

In May, Mayweather challenged former boxer and sparring partner Don Moore in an 8-round exhibition contest in Abu Dhabi. According to all reports, Mayweather battled hard and knocked Moore out in the eighth round, and the bout went the full 12 rounds.

Asakura is a Japanese MMA fighter who competes in the featherweight division and has a 16-3 record. Mayweather is 45 years old and he is 29 years old. Although there is a significant age difference, the two are comparable in size. Mayweather is two inches taller than Asakura, who stands at 5-foot-10.

The combat regulations will be fascinating to see if there are any kinks, but expect a regular boxing exhibition match. Mayweather will almost certainly be compensated handsomely for demonstrating his boxing abilities.