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Floyd Mayweather distances himself from bout with Japanese kickboxer

(CNN)Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has denied that he agreed to fight Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a televised bout on New Year's Eve, saying that he and his team had been misled as to the conditions of the fight. In a post on Instagram, the undefeated (50-0) fighter said that he had "never agreed to an official bout" with Nasukawa, and had in fact been approached about a short exhibition match for a "small group of wealthy spectators."Mayweather said he and his team had been "completely derailed by the new direction" of the event, as presented at a press event on Monday, after signing with Japanese promoters RIZIN Fighting Federation.He said that he regrets not correcting the record at the time. "For the sake of the several fans an ...
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