Mayweather ha publicado hoy en las redes sociales que la pelea dle 31 de diciembre contra el kickboxer japonés Tenshin Nasukawa está cancelada. Mayweather afirma que nunca estuvo de acuerdo con la pelea, y que la misma estaba destinado a un grupo de espectadores acaudalados y se suponía que era una exhibición de tres asaltos en total de nueve minutos.
Ayer informamos que Mayweather se enfrentaría a Nasukawa, de 20 años, en la víspera de Año Nuevo, el 31 de diciembre en el Super Arena Saitama en Saitama, Japón. Este es un estadio con capacidad para 37,000. Nunca hubo reglas anunciadas para la pelea.
Lo interesante es que Mayweather participó en una conferencia de prensa con Nasukawa el domingo pasado. A pesar de eso, Mayweather todavía dice que nunca aceptó una “pelea oficial” contra Nasukawa, de 20 años.
Floyd dice que le pidieron que peleara en una exhibición de nueve minutos para entretener a un grupo de espectadores adinerados, y que obtendría una buena suma por dicho trabajo.
Aquí está la declaración de Mayeather sobre él cancelando su pelea del 31 de diciembre contra 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.