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Showcase Your Sport – Answering All Your Kickboxing Questions


In our new series, ‘Showcase your Sport’, in association with the Irish Federation of Sport, we will be giving you a thorough insight into some of the most fascinating sports we have in Ireland. First up is kickboxing, and to learn more about the combat sport, we put our questions to Roy Baker, the President of WAKO (The World Association …

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Tenshin Moves To 30-0 With Third-Round TKO At RIZIN 15

Tenshin Nasukawa extended his unbeaten kickboxing record with a glorious third-round TKO of Fritz Aldin Biagtan at RIZIN 15. Those who only know of Tenshin because of his in some ways farcical New Year’s Eve showdown with Floyd Mayweather at RIZIN 13 will have no doubt gotten the wrong impression of this young man’s talents. At 20-years-old, the tougher challenges …

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Watch: Tenshin Scores Beautiful Cartwheel-Kick Knockout

Tenshin Nasukawa is well and truly putting memories of his first-round TKO loss to boxing legend Floyd Mayweather behind, scoring another massive KO win. Say what you want about that somewhat farcical contest, Tenshin remains one of the most promising young talents in the game – something he proved once again with a highlight-reel finish in his RISE World Series …

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Floyd Mayweather Relaxed Ahead Of NYE Tenshin Showdown

US boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather said Saturday his focus was on entertaining the fans during his New Year’s Eve fight with Japanese kickboxing prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa near Tokyo. The 41-year-old unbeaten champion has been tempted out of retirement – again – for a one-off “exhibition” in Saitama, north of Tokyo, against “Ninja Boy” Nasukawa, a fighter more than half …

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Coach: McGregor Was Offered $5 Million To Fight Chinese Kickboxer

Coach John Kavanagh has claimed that Conor McGregor was offered a sum in the region of $5 million to fight an unnamed Chinese kickboxer. Another week, another cross-sport spectacle to write about it seems. The utter lunacy that came from Floyd Mayweather’s December matchup against Japanese kickboxing/MMA star Tenshin Nasukawa has seemingly spawned its first attempt at a copycat in …

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Mayweather Deletes Every Mention Of Tenshin Fight From Social Media

Floyd Mayweather has deleted every social media post relating to his recently announced showdown with RIZIN superstar Tenshin Nasukawa. It really did seem like a winning deal for all parties – with reports from Japan estimating that Floyd would come away with $88 million from the New Years Eve date. Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports noted that Mayweather has effectively erased every …

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Watch: Tenshin’s Exhilarating RIZIN Super-Fight With Kyoji Horiguchi

Floyd Mayweather’s RIZIN 14 opponent Tenshin Nasukawa’s last in-ring outing was one of the year’s most entertaining fights, a kickboxing super-fight showdown with the elite MMA star, Kyoji Horiguchi. The announcement that Nasukawa will be fighting the legendary undefeated boxer was perhaps the most surprising news story of the year to date. For those of you who are (understandably) confused by …

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Watch: Mayweather Vs. Tenshin Gets Its First Official Trailer

It’s official, Floyd Mayweather will end his retirement once again, this time to face off against Japanese kickboxing phenom, Tenshin Nasukawa. This is about as crazy a story as we’ve ever woken up to, eh? We made an attempt to better understand the admittedly shocking news that Floyd will take on Tenshin earlier today but the longer we sit with …

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Everything You Need To Know About Mayweather Vs. Tenshin

We make an attempt to answer some of the burning questions that surround Mayweather vs. Tenshin, perhaps the most bizarre combat sports spectacle of the year. Sometimes a fight comes around that is so completely and utterly bizarre that it leaves you without words. Most recently, we had that to a certain extent with Floyd’s August 2017 showdown with MMA’s …

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Breaking: Floyd Mayweather Vs. Tenshin Nasukawa Official For December

In a shocking turn of events, Floyd Mayweather will once again end his retirement, this time to face one of Japan’s greatest kickboxers. No, you’re not still sleeping. Japanese fight promotion RIZIN FF announced the fight with a press conference this morning featuring both Mayweather and Tenshin Nasukawa. Ariel Helwani of ESPN was the first to break the news, news that is …

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Exploring Irish MMA: Part IV – Richard Kiely

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In this edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we speak to one of the finest strikers in this country, Bellator’s newest welterweight signing, Richard Kiely. The dreams and goals of a professional fighter often revolve around the glory that comes with hoisting a championship belt over your shoulder or the immortality that a picture-perfect finishing sequence can bring about. But even though these thrills are …

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