Mayweather Pulls Out of Tenshin Fight, Must Have Seen Fight Footage

Floyd Mayweather released a lengthy Instagram post that he probably didn’t write himself stating that the Mayweather vs Tenshin fight was a sham he never agreed to.

The short of it is Mayweather is claiming Rizin sold him this bout as an exhibition match for rich people but when he got to Japan, they told him he’d be fighting on national television. Read the whole thing if you like believing Mayweather’s lies.

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.

To be clear, Mayweather did a promo shoot with Tenshin and literally stated at the press conference, “We’re giving people something they’ve never seen before, the world has never seen Mayweather compete live in Tokyo.” Which is odd because that almost sounds like someone who knew what was going on. Maybe he’s just not good with words.

Even back in September, he said, “I know everybody heard about the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, but before the Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch I will be back in Tokyo for a huge boxing event. Stay tuned.”

What probably happened was someone must have finally shown Floyd Tenshin’s highlight reel. That or Rizin was pushing for a kickboxing match, Floyd got kicked in the leg once during sparring and told his PR guy to write that IG statement.

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