Floyd Mayweather, An American professional boxer and Tenshin Nasukawa, a Japanese kickboxer to fight on New Year’s Eve in Saitama, Japan.
The 41-year old boxer who has been undefeated all through his career with 50 fights, made the announcement on Monday.
The boxer also disclosed that he has signed with Japanese mixed martial arts promotions company RIZIN Fighting Federation.
Speaking at a news conference in Tokyo on Monday, Mayweather said:
‘I wanted to do something different. I wanted to display my skills outside the US and be in a special fight,’ he said.
‘I spoke with my team and with RIZIN and we put it together.
‘I have fought in the US for all 50 of my fights. As a professional, I haven’t had a chance to go outside the US to display my skills and to display my talent for the world.’
Nasukawa, on the other hand, has fought in RIZIN championships in both MMA and pure kickboxing.
Mayweather’s opponent has won all four of his MMA fights and has 27 wins out of 27 in kickboxing fights, with 21 wins coming by knock-outs.
The American boxer said the terms of the fight will be decided in the coming weeks, as it is totally different from that of boxing.
‘As far as the weight class and the rules, we will talk about that and will get that situated within the next couple of weeks,’ Mayweather said.