While Mayweather showered praise on his opponent, a bullish Nasukawa exuded confidence.
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Floyd Mayweather's overstated arrival to his unveiling as the new figurehead for a Japanese mixed martial arts promotion proved that no matter what the event or the location, the American boxing legend will always be box office.So, with the logo for Mayweather's "The Money Team" brand ostentatiously emblazoned across the room, there was a palpable sense of intrigue ahead of the American's late arrival. When Mayweather finally appeared in front of the media in Tokyo, the American, whose boxing record is an unblemished 50-0, was far more subdued than his noisy introduction, substituting his usual bravado with a businesslike tone.It seems for Mayweather, who won boxing world titles at five different weight divisions, this fight is about expanding his brand and business interests overseas.The identity of Mayweather's opponent, Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa a fighter half the American's age muddies the waters yet further.
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