It was on for New Year’s Eve, then just as quickly, Floyd Mayweather called it off. But now it looks like Mayweather will, in fact, fight Tenshin Nasukawa.
The fight will, according to Mayweather, be a nine-minute boxing exhibition with no kicks allowed.
In other words, there’s no actual reason for you to pay any attention to this.
The 40-year-old Mayweather (50-0, 27 KO) hasn’t fought since his big money novelty bout with Conor McGregor in Aug. 2017, but the rumblings of him coming back to fight again have always been there, as it’s hardly the first time he’s “retired” from competition.
He hasn’t had what a lot of us would consider a serious fight since 2015, when he defeated Manny Pacquiao in their long-awaited showdown, and then “retired” with a win over Andre Berto a few months later.
There has been talk of Mayweather rematching Pacquiao at some point, which many believe is why Manny signed with Al Haymon and the PBC brand. Pacquiao likely will face Adrien Broner on Jan. 19, which could, in theory, set up the Mayweather fight for later in 2019. We’ll see.
But this? You don’t need to care about this. Mayweather-Nasukawa, if it happens, is clearly nothing more than a rich person circle jerk.