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Boxe : L’annonce fracassante de Floyd Mayweather pour son prochain combat !

Malgré l’annonce d’un accord pour sa rencontre face à Tenshin Nasukawa, kick-boxeur japonais, Floyd Mayweather dément formellement la tenue de ce combat.

C’était donc l’information dans le petit monde de la boxe. Floyd Mayweather annonçait la fin de sa retraite sportive avec un prochain combat contre Tenshin Nasukawa, kick-boxeur japonais, le 31 décembre 2018 en goûtant ainsi à la MMA (Mixed martial arts) : « Je veux donner ce qu'ils veulent aux gens : du sang, de la sueur et des larmes. J'ai toujours eu pour objectif de sortir des États-Unis pour montrer mon talent ailleurs, et faire quelque chose de différent ». Mais l’Américain semble être revenu sur sa parole.

« Je n'ai jamais donné mon accord pour un combat officiel contre Tenshin Nasukawa »

Via son compte Instagram ce mercredi, Floyd Mayweather assure avoir été pris de court concernant ce combat contre Tenshin Nasukawa, tout en annonçant ne jamais avoir donné son accord pour se battre face au kick-boxeur du Pays du Soleil Levant : « Je veux que cela soit dit clairement, moi, Floyd Mayweather, je n'ai jamais donné mon accord pour un combat officiel contre Tenshin Nasukawa ».

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Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in regard to the upcoming event on December 31st that was recently announced. First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa. In fact (with all due respect) I have never heard of him until this recent trip to Japan. Ultimately, I was asked to participate in a 9 minute exhibition of 3 rounds with an opponent selected by the "Rizen Fighting Federation". What I was originally informed of by Brent Johnson of "One Entertainment" was that this was to be an exhibition put on for a small group of wealthy spectators for a very large fee. This exhibition was previously arranged as a "Special Bout" purely for entertainment purposes with no intentions of being represented as an official fight card nor televised worldwide. 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. I want to sincerely apologize to my fans for the very misleading information that was announced during this press conference and I can assure you that I too was completely blindsided by the arrangements that were being made without my consent nor approval. For the sake of the several fans and attendees that flew in from all parts of the world to attend this past press conference, I was hesitant to create a huge disturbance by combating what was being said and for that I am truly sorry. I am a retired boxer that earns an unprecedented amount of money, globally, for appearances, speaking engagements and occasional small exhibitions.

Une publication partagée par Floyd Mayweather (@floydmayweather) le 7 Nov. 2018 à 10 :53 PST

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