November 8, 2018 at 10:00. 01:17
On Monday, she said that the boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr., who had announced the return to the ring in the fight against the Japanese kicksky boss Tenshin Nasukawa, said yesterday that the fight would not be due to misunderstandings due to organizations.
"I want to make it clear that I, Floyd Meivets, never accepted a formal fight with Tenshin Nasukawa. In fact (with all due respect) I have never heard of him before my trip to Japan," a retired 41-year-old boxer posted on his Instagram account.
The former world champion explained that in principle it would be just a small exhibition, not an official fight against a limited group of "rich" people.
"This exhibition was prepared as a special event purely for entertainment purposes and without the intention of being officially fought or televised all over the world. When I arrived at a press conference, my team and I felt disorientated by the new direction that this event had taken, and we got it immediately must be stopped, "he added.
"I want to sincerely apologize to our lovers for the misleading information that was announced at this press conference, and I can assure you that I also completely covered the measures that were taken without my consent or approval," he said.
American, with five world titles in five weight categories and considered one of the best in history, in his last fight, in August 2017, was won by Irishman Conor McGregor, Mixed Combat Arts (MMA) fighter.
This victory sparked off his record, allowing him to be proud of 50 wins and not to defeat. "I am a retired fighter who wins an unprecedented amount of money all over the world, seemingly in talks and sometimes in small exhibitions," he said.