El pugilista estadounidense Floyd Mayweather negó haber amarrado una pelea con Tenshin Nasukawa, experto en kickboxing.
Además alegó que los promotores quisieron sorpréndelo con programar la función en la noche del fin de año.
“Primero que nada, quiero aclarar que yo, Floyd Mayweather, jamás acordé oficialmente una pelea con Tenshin Nasukawa”, dijo en conferencia el boxeador.
Mayweather acudió a una conferencia de prensa en pasado lunes donde se anunció que el combate sería el 31 de diciembre frente al kickboxing de 20 años, Tenshin Nasukawa.
“Una vez que llegué a la conferencia de prensa, mi equipo y yo fuimos sorprendidos absolutamente por la nueva dirección que este evento tomaba y debimos ponerle un alto de inmediato.
“Quiero discúlpeme sinceramente con mis fanáticos por la información engañosa que se anunció durante esta conferencia de prensa, y quiero asegurarles que yo también fui completamente sorprendido por los arreglos que se hacían sin mi consentimiento y aprobación”, informó mediante su cuenta de Instagram.
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Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in regard to the upcoming event on December 31st that was recently announced. First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa. In fact (with all due respect) I have never heard of him until this recent trip to Japan. Ultimately, I was asked to participate in a 9 minute exhibition of 3 rounds with an opponent selected by the "Rizen Fighting Federation". What I was originally informed of by Brent Johnson of "One Entertainment" was that this was to be an exhibition put on for a small group of wealthy spectators for a very large fee. This exhibition was previously arranged as a "Special Bout" purely for entertainment purposes with no intentions of being represented as an official fight card nor televised worldwide. Once I arrived to the press conference, my team and I were completely derailed by the new direction this event was going and we should have put a stop to it immediately. I want to sincerely apologize to my fans for the very misleading information that was announced during this press conference and I can assure you that I too was completely blindsided by the arrangements that were being made without my consent nor approval. For the sake of the several fans and attendees that flew in from all parts of the world to attend this past press conference, I was hesitant to create a huge disturbance by combating what was being said and for that I am truly sorry. I am a retired boxer that earns an unprecedented amount of money, globally, for appearances, speaking engagements and occasional small exhibitions.
Mayweather de 41 años tiene un récord de 50-0 y nunca ha peleado de manera profesional bajo las reglas de las artes marciales mixtas.