It seems like Floyd Mayweather won’t be taking on kickboxing superstar Tenshin Nasukawa.

At least, that is not what he says he agreed in a Instagram post on Wedensday.

 
 
 
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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.

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Earlier this week the Rizin Fight Federation announced that Mayweather would fight Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve in Japan.

According to his post, Mayweather said he was under the impression that he would be doing a three-round, nine-minute exhibition against an opponent of Rizin’s choosing in a private setting for a “small group of wealthy spectators. The former boxing champion also stated that it was not to be a part of an official fight card or even televised.

Mayweather and his entourage were all surprised by the announcement during the press conference but did not speak up because he “was hesitant to create a huge disturbance by combating what was being said,” which he apologized for.

‘Money’ Mayweather has not fought since he defeated Conor McGregor in August 2017. Nasukawa remains perfect in mixed martial arts and kickboxing.