Japanese kickboxing superstar Tenshin Nasukawa has admitted that he wouldn’t mind kicking Floyd Mayweather after what he described as ‘provocative’ comments made by the boxer.
It’s the fight that nobody saw coming, the fight that nobody asked for and after a rather hilarious public fallout that saw it briefly shelved, the fight that – like it or not – will still be on everyone’s minds in about two week’s time.
Mayweather vs. Tenshin isn’t exactly expected to be the most competitive combat sports spectacle the world has ever seen but for over the course of three three-minute rounds, both men will step into the ring for an exhibition boxing bout.
Tenshin admitted that he wouldn’t mind dipping further into his multi-faceted skillset, telling Associated Press the following:
“He says such provocative stuff I feel like kicking him.”
This comes as a direct contrast to Floyd’s own comments of late – which showed him expressed enthusiasm for the fight and the entertainment value it will offer.
“It’s all about entertainment. Nine minutes of entertainment. It’s going to be amazing.
“I’m in the entertainment business. That’s what I go out there to do. I love to do this. I’m working out to put on a show for three rounds.” (viaBloody Elbow)
Whether the fight itself gives us anything out of the ordinary is anyone’s guess but on the surface, it would appear as though Nasukawa is very much interested in attempting to hand the legendary Mayweather his first loss – even if it won’t appear on his professional record.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena