Integrated Sports will distribute Super RIZIN, headlined by the exhibition match between Floyd Mayweather, the International Boxing Hall of Famer and former 5-division world champion, and Japanese 2-time mixed-martial-arts champion Mikuru Askakura, live this Saturday night (Sept. 24), starting at 11 p.m. ET, from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
“I’m happy to be back in Japan,” Mayweather said. “Great place, great people. An unbelievable turnout. This is what I do; I entertain people. I have so much experience doing this. I’m sure I have more experience doing this than anybody up here.
“I’m happy for all the competitors. I want to thank RIZIN, all the sponsors, and especially the country of Japan. You guys have been unbelievable, and I look forward to going out there to entertain the people come Sunday (in Japan).”
The Mayweather-Askakura boxing exhibition headlines the Super RIZIN PPV, which will also feature a kickboxing match between 21-year-old Battle of Muaythai Flyweight Champion Yoshinari Nadaka (41-6-1, 26 KOs) and So Trakunpet Bandasak, as well as two MMA matches showcasing young Japanese professional fighters.
Mayweather-Askakura is scheduled for 3 rounds. The 45-year-old Mayweather, who retired from professional boxing with a perfect 50-0 record, fights out of Las Vegas. This will mark the first boxing match for Asakura, 30, who has a 16-3-0 MMA record.
Integrated Sports will distribute the exhibition match between International Boxing Hall of Famer and former 5-division world champion Floyd Mayweather and Japanese 2-time mixed-martial-arts champion Mikuru Askakura on September 24th, starting at 11 p.m. ET, live on pay per view from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
The Mayweather-Askakura boxing exhibition headlines Super RIZIN, presented by Japanese MMA company RIZIN Fighting Federation, which will also feature a kickboxing match between Yoshinari Nadaka and So Trakunbet Bandasak.