Floyd Mayweather set to face RIZIN MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura in Exhibition Bout
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to return to the RIZIN Fighting Federation as he is scheduled to take on Mikuru Asakura in a boxing exhibition fight in September. More details about the bout will be released later this month.
At the recently concluded press conference, it was confirmed that the boxing Hall of Famer will lock horns with one of the biggest stars in Japanese MMA.
The number of rounds, length of the rounds and rulesets will be revealed at a later date.
The bout itself will serve as a launching point for the newly announced RIZIN Fight Pass streaming platform.
Since his last professional fight against Conor McGregor back in 2017, ‘Money’ has participated in three exhibition bouts.
The first took place on December 31, 2018, when the boxing great took on kickboxing superstar Tenshin Nasukawa.
The second one happened last year, when Mayweather Jr. and Logan Paul shared the ring for eight rounds before the exhibition bout was declared a draw.
The third and most recent one was in May earlier this year, when ‘Money’ took on his old training partner, Don Moore.
Mikuru Asakura is a 29-year-old MMA fighter with a professional record of 16-3 (1 NC). He made his way from the regional circuit to the RIZIN ring. He has a karate and boxing background.