Mayweather teases potential new deal with MMA company Rizin

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 05:54 PM July 11, 2020

FILE — Floyd Mayweather, left, of the U.S. shakes hands with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (Katsuya Miyagawa/Kyodo News via AP)

MANILA, Philippines—Floyd Mayweather is happily retired from the sport of boxing but he’s still constantly looking for new dealings.

In an Instagram post Friday, Mayweather said that he will be traveling to Tokyo to meet with mixed martial arts company Rizin on potential plans this year.


“Soon I’m going to hop on my jet to Tokyo, Japan for a meeting with my partners Rizin for something this year 2020,” posted Mayweather. “Stay tuned.”

Rizin and Mayweather have had business dealings in the past. Most notable was the boxer’s involvement in the Rizin 14 card where he fought kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa in a boxing match.


Mayweather and Nasukawa fought at welterweight despite the Japanese being a natural featherweight.

The former five-division boxing champion retired from boxing in 2015 after winning a 12-round decision over Andre Berto but returned two years later in a massive crossover fight against UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

Mayweather eventually stopped McGregor in 10 rounds in their junior middleweight clash that became the second biggest pay-per-view event in history earning 4.3 million buys just behind the Fight of the Century between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao that drew 4.6 million buys.

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