Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa is desperate to get his hands (and feet) on Floyd Mayweather in their New Year’s Eve three-round fight.
Although the short bout is explicitly boxing only, Nasukawa admitted that ‘Money Man’s’ behaviour leaves him fuming and wanting to use his full array of skills.
He said: “I sensed no aura about him. He says such provocative stuff I feel like kicking him.
The kickboxing champion will not be allowed to use his legs in their boxing only contest.
Mayweather will step into the ring for three three-minute rounds in Tokyo on New Year’s Eve.
- Three rounds of three minutes
- Straight boxing rules
- Both will wear 8oz gloves
- Weight: 147lbs/67.7kg
- No judges
- Bout will not be going on boxing or MMA records
After a workout at his family’s gym in Tokyo, the 20-year-old added: ‘I can change the world with my fist,’ clearly feeling that a knockout of the 50-0 American would rock the boxing world to it’s core.
But the RISE kickboxing featherweight champion is also cautious of Mayweather’s pedigree.
‘He is the best so I can’t let my guard down. I’m sure his punches are fast but I’m sure I can see them.
‘I feel excited, although some days I still feel afraid,’ Nasukawa added. ‘But when the day comes, I want to fight with confidence,’ he added.