Floyd Mayweather promises entertainment, not a knockout, in Japan

first_imgFloyd Mayweather Jr. speaks during a news conference in Tokyo Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Mayweather is scheduled to fight Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a three-round exhibition match in Japan on New Year’s Eve. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO — Floyd Mayweather is promising entertainment when he fights Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in three rounds of exhibition boxing on New Year’s Eve, but not necessarily a knockout.“If it happens, it happens,” Mayweather said Saturday when asked whether he was going to knock out Nasukawa.ADVERTISEMENT Javee Mocon showing Caloy Garcia, Rain or Shine why he’s ‘steal of the draft’ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Mayweather had initially appeared to walk away from the fight, set for Saitama Super Arena, on the northern outskirts of Tokyo.The Mayweather-Nasukawa bout will culminate an evening of more than a dozen fights, which will be streamed by FITE for a fee, but not in the U.S. Fuji TV is broadcasting the fights in Japan.“It’s all about entertainment, come Dec. 31. I want to go out and have fun,” said Mayweather, appearing relaxed and gushing about how he liked Asia and his fans in the region.Mayweather hasn’t fought since beating Conor McGregor more than a year ago for his 50th win from 50 fights.Nobuyuki Sakakibara, the head of Rizin Fighting Federation, who traveled to the U.S. to woo Mayweather back to the fight, has said it involves the largest payout for an exhibition fight but has not given specifics.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pacquiao takes another swipe at Mayweather over exhibition match KO PLAY LIST 01:16Pacquiao takes another swipe at Mayweather over exhibition match KO00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement02:11For relaxed Mayweather, Japan fight ‘all about entertainment’02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title But the American was adamant that his opponent wasn’t going to knock him out or down on Monday.“Throughout my years at boxing, I never touched the canvas once,” Mayweather, 41, told reporters at a Tokyo hotel, brushing off the upcoming event as “just another day.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I can do three rounds in my sleep,” he added.Neither kicking nor official results are part of the Rizin Fighting Federation match, but a knockout is possible under the special rules. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Mayweather previously said he was already making “seven figures” just by talking about it.Nasukawa, 20, appearing earlier in the day, said he wanted people to see his “courage, determination and challenging spirit.”Nasukawa, despite his no-loss record in kickboxing and mixed martial arts, was previously little known outside Japan. He said he enjoyed the sudden international attention.He acknowledged he didn’t understand what the English comments were saying on his Instagram account but added: “I love it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Here is your horoscope for January 30, 2019

first_imgARIESChanges are possible on all levels and you need to be ready and open to welcome them. Beware of waste or over indulgence in food, drink or emotion. You impress people with your charisma. Mood swings and sensitive moments need to be watched with awareness. Lucky number 2. Colour red. TAURUSTrust and go with the flow rather than swim against it as life is taking you where it has to. Plans and ideas actualize as your work is accepted and appreciated by people who matter. This is a time of movement, change and letting go for progress in every aspect. Lucky number 7. Colour blue. GEMINIYou make an impact in professional and business meetings. A Taurus person gives you timely advice. A journey by road is rejuvenating. A spiritual influence is rejuvenating. You are appreciated and supported by people who matter in the work area. Lucky number 5. Colour browns. CANCERPersonal relationships may develop in a triangular manner and it is best to look at your priorities before responding to an overture. Focus on health in order to maintain energy levels. Avoid stress by taking one step at a time towards success and achievement. Lucky number 3. Colour pink. LEOYou are ready to shatter old patterns and limitations that may have blocked you in the past. In doing so you will be amazed at the vitality and empowerment this breakthrough brings to your life and personality. This is a good day to express your feelings and ideas. Lucky number 11. Colour red. advertisementVIRGOYou have an opportunity to share your love and joy with a beloved. Everything seems to be coming together in personal and professional aspects now, enjoy it, ground yourself in it and let the abundance in and around you overflow. Old friends pay a surprise visit. Lucky number 5. Colour red. LIBRAMake peace within and make a compromise in an ongoing conflict. You need to become a participator rather than a watcher to get a taste of loving relationships and the richness of life. Focus on priorities or you miss an important event by wasting time in trivia. Lucky number 4. Colour red. SCORPIOPriorities need to be listed and clearly defined as you are divided about choices. Delays in financial transactions can be expected. Relationships take a back seat, as you get involved in heavy professional schedules. Encounters can be disastrous, be aware. Lucky number 9. Colour gray. SAGITTARIUSYou go to emotional heights and depths in relationships, difficult and easy situations in business and varied reactions from people that gives you a new perspective of life. You can now allow all of life’s colours to penetrate you to become enriched. Lucky number 12. Colour white. CAPRICORNA transforming personal experience is on the cards! Physical strength and endurance enable you to indulge in busy schedules and competitive sport. You must aim for the highest and not make compromises, as achievement of the highest degree is possible now. Lucky number 1. Colour orange. AQUARIUSYou are gracious and gentle while resolving sensitive issues. A young woman or daughter is ready to make decisions and have her own way. Sporty activity and the social whirl keep you busy. Listen to your heart rather than the head for the right answers. Lucky number 15. Colour pastels. PISCESThe third eye of Lord Shiva opens for an infinitesimal moment to bring chaos in long standing situations and relationships so they can change and evolve. Certain happenings and revelations can throw you to begin with but prove to be gainful in the long run. Lucky number 16. Colour reds.last_img read more