He’s Back, But Against Who?

By Mark Elezaj

Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Mr. TBE himself, never fails to amaze. He is always the topic of conversation, be it because of his Fighting resume, his back and forth with Oscar De LaHoya or explaining to the world why he is “The Best Ever,” regardless as to what the topic is, you’re talking about him and today is no different. Floyd has officially returned to the fight game today and announced that he will be fighting again this December 31st against an opponent who is “young and hungry.” So who will we see “Money” in the ring with this December? Will it be Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman, Errol Spence or Terrence Crawford?

The answer, none of the above.

Floyd Mayweather will be stepping into the ring against Tenshin Nasukawa.


Tenshin Nasukawa!


Tenshin Nasukawa!

Who is Tenshin Nasukawa?

Tenshin Nasukawa is a Japanese kickboxer, the current RISE featherweight World champion and as of November 1st, 2018, he is ranked the #8 bantamweight in the world by Combat Press. His professional record is 27-0 with 20 KO’s, his MMA record is 4-0 and his amateur record was 105-5-1 with 62 wins coming by way of a knockout. He is a southpaw fighter who fights using a combination of kickboxing and Full Contact Karate. He is a skillful fighter who uses all of his attributes to win a fight!

“When I was offered this, I accepted right away without any delay whatsoever,” Nasukawa said via a translator. “I would probably say this is my biggest event in life so far, and I’m very happy this is going to materialize. I’m a little surprised myself. Nobody has defeated my opponent in the past, and I’d like to be the man who makes history. My punch can change history. I will show that to you, so please stay tuned.”

So the fight has been signed and Floyd “Money” Mayweather has us all talking again. He’s stepping into a ring with an undefeated kick boxer and the entire world is doing exactly what you all did today when you heard about this fight, they’re all googling “Who Is Tenshin Nasukawa?” The rules have not been established yet. Will it be another boxing match? Most likely. Will it be under the Kickboxing rules? No way. Will the fighters be allowed to use kicks, elbows and knees? I doubt it but who knows? What style of fighting will Floyd be getting himself into that night?

I don’t know what to make of this. I don’t understand the decision at all. You have a list of young and hungry fighters (Garcia, Thurman, Spence) that would have made for a better PPV, but the decision was to face a young and hungry kick boxer who the average fight fan has never heard of. Either way, it’s a Floyd Mayweather fight and we all know his PPV’s sell.

The fight is a little over a month away, will you be watching? Does Nasukawa do the unthinkable? Will Mayweather walk away with another victory? Or is this just a money grab? I’m so confused because it just does not make any sense to me. But, what do I know?

~The Fighting Voice~

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