Who is Tenshin Nasukawa? All you need to know about Floyd Mayweather’s opponent on December 31

Floyd Mayweather is coming out of retirement to fight Japanese kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa on December 31 in Japan.

The 50-0 American superstar will take on the local boy, headlining a show promoted by Japanese company RIZIN Fighting Federation.

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Floyd Mayweather and Tenshin Nasukawa faced off at a press conference

The bout will take place under boxing rules, and be available to watch for international viewers via FITE TV pay-per-view.

It will take place at a weight limit of 147lbs, but features no judges and won’t count as an official result.

Find out all you need to know about Tenshin Nasukawa below

Who is Tenshin Nasukawa?

Tenshin Nasukawa is 20-years-old and was born on August 18, 1998 in Chiba Prefecture, Greater Tokyo, Japan.

What is Tenshin Nasukawa’s sport?

Nasukawa is a primarily a kickboxer, though he has also switched to MMA and signed with Japanese promotion Rizin, who put on both kickboxing and MMA bouts.

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The Japanese southpaw is unbeaten in both kickboxing and MMA

What is Tenshin Nasukawa’s record?

As a kickboxer, Tenshin Nasukawa is 27-0 with 26 KOs. As an MMA fighter, he is 4-0 with three early finishes.

What was Tenshin Nasukawa’s amateur record?

Tenshin Nasukawa had an amateur kickboxing record of 105-5-1 with 62 KOs.

What titles has Tenshin Nasukawa won?

Nasukawa is the current RISE featherweight kickboxing world champion and has previously been the RISE bantamweight kickboxing world champion.

Has Tenshin Nasukawa ever fought a boxer before?

Yes. In 2017, Tenshin Nasukawa knocked out former IBF flyweight world champion Amnat Ruenroeng who had crossed over to kickboxing.

What is the height and weight difference between Floyd Mayweather and Tenshin Nasukawa?

Floyd Mayweather is 5’8” while Tenshin Nasukawa is 5’5”. However Mayweather’s last bout was at 154lbs (11st 0lbs), while Nasukawa’s was at just 128lbs (9st 2lbs).

When and where is Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa?

The fight will take place on December 31 – New Year’s Eve – as part of a tradition which often sees Japanese shows take place on that date.

The venue is the Saitama Super Arena, which is located in Saitama, Japan – just outside Tokyo – and has a maximum capacity of 37,000.

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An outside view of the Saitama Super Arena
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An inside view of the Saitama Super Arena

What are the rules for Mayweather vs Tenshin?

  • Three – three minute rounds
  • Boxing rules only
  • Both fighters will wear RIZIN 8 ounce gloves
  • The weight limit is set to 147lbs
  • No judges
  • Full contact bout that will not go on either boxing or MMA records

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