Mayweather vs Tenshin rules announced

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  1. GueseGuy

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    “One of the many questions surrounding the Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawafight was finally answered. Mostly.

    The rules of the exhibition matchup were released by Mayweather’s Swanson Communications public relations team Thursday. Mayweather and Nasukawa were both at Mayweather’s boxing club in Las Vegas on Thursday for a media day. Nasukawa, a 20-year-old kickboxing prodigy, worked out for the reporters gathered, many of them from his native Japan.


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    Per the release, Mayweather vs. Nasukawa will be conducted under straight boxing rules for three rounds of three minutes each. Both men will wear 8-ounce Rizin gloves and the contest will be conducted at a weight of 147 pounds. There will be no judges, so seemingly no decisions after those three rounds.

    “This will be full contact competition, but the bout is not going on boxing or MMA records,” the release stated.

    Nasukawa typically fights around 121 pounds. He’ll be giving up about three inches to the 5-foot-8 Mayweather, who fought Conor McGregor last year at 154 pounds.

    The exhibition will take place as part of Rizin 14 on Dec. 31 at Saitama Super Arena in Japan. This will be the first time Mayweather, the undefeated boxing superstar, fights in that country.

    ”I love competing against fighters from all walks of life like in my amateur days,” Mayweather said Thursday, per the release. “It’s all about entertainment. Nine minutes of entertainment. It’s going to be amazing.

    ”I’m in the entertainment business. That’s what I go out there to do. I love to do this. I’m working out to put on a show for three rounds.”

    Nasukawa has been in Las Vegas for the last few days, sparring with the likes of boxer Jorge Linares, who fought Vasyl Lomachenko earlier this year.

    ”There’s never been a Japanese fighter to face Floyd Mayweather in the ring,” Nasukawa said, per the release. “As an athlete, this is something that’s a great honor and a challenging task. I’d like to make a big impression.”

    Rizin 14 will also include a major MMA champion vs. champion matchup between Bellator bantamweight titleholder Darrion Caldwell and Kyoji Horiguchi, Rizin’s champ. Nasukawa defeated Horiguchi, a former UFC title challenger, in a kickboxing match in September.

    The full Rizin NYE card can be found here.”

    https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/12/6/18130004/floyd-mayweather-vs-tenshin-nasukawa-rules-announced
     
  2. Ideanudge

    Ideanudge Blue Belt

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    8ounce gloves

    Tenshin sparks Floyd out.
     
  3. SSgt Dickweed

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    I'd love to see Floyd get KO'd for the lulz.
     
  4. Haj01

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    No judges and no decisions. This will be a fight to the death.
     
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  5. The Witcher

    The Witcher відродитися

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    We should all collectively boycott this bullshit
     
  6. Frank McEdgar

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    No Judges, but still a ref to save Floyd when her turns and turtles into a ball

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    Well this is exactly what I expected but it's still dumb as fuck
     
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    The-AxeMurderer Silver Belt

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    Of course they go boxing rules.

    Anyone who thought otherwise is a fool.

    Also pretty sure Mayweather was using 8 ounce gloves for a lot of his career.
     
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  10. rockylion

    rockylion WITH A PLASTIC BAG FOR A HELMET

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    Well that's gonna suck
     
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    Glorified light sparring session.
     
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    Totally pointless fight, but i´ll tune in.

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  13. Pain4Pain

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    To the death, Floyd.

    Full contact doesn't sound right though. No wonder Floyd flaked.
     
  14. The Casual

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    This is fuckin trash I’m not buying this shit
     
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    Remember all those people who thought Floyd would fight in anything but a boxing match?
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    wtf I thought they called it off
     
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    the only thing positive from this is the 8 oz gloves
     
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    how exactly is any of that ghey shit 'full contact'?
     
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  19. det_regnar_på_vår_kärlek

    det_regnar_på_vår_kärlek Brown Belt

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    This ruleset is an indication that Mayweather respects Tenshin's skills more than McGregor's.
     
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  20. dipstickjimmy

    dipstickjimmy Brown Belt

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    Not so fast! You missed the 2nd Rule:
    #2 Tenshin shall not throw consecutive punches (Combos) and shall not target the head of his opponent. Max 10 punches to be thrown per round and may only land at a 20 % rate.
     
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