(Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather said on Wednesday he never agreed to come out of retirement to fight a Japanese kickboxer on New Year's Eve and was blindsided when the event was announced this week at a news conference he attended in Tokyo. "Once I arrived to the press conference, my team and I were completely derailed by the new direction this event was going and we should have put a stop to it immediately," wrote Mayweather. "I am a retired boxer that earns an unprecedented amount of money, globally, for appearances, speaking engagements and occasional small exhibitions," wrote Mayweather. At the news conference, it was announced Mayweather would top the bill at Japanese mixed martial arts promotion Rizin Fighting Federation's next card on Dec. 31 against a Japanese kickboxer with the rules yet to be determined. "I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa," wrote Mayweather.
Source: The Star November 07, 2018 20:26 UTC