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Boxing: Floyd Mayweather Jr. eager to get back in the ring to entertain in exhibition vs. Mikuru Asakura

Former world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he is ready to entertain the Japanese fans, sure that this is the best he knows how to do and he will prove it on Sunday when he faces Mikuru Asakura at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Mayweather Jr. arrived this week in the Asian country and this day he held a press conference to talk about the duel with Asakura, ready to prove once again his quality towards the fight that will take place on pay-per-view to be presented by the Japanese MMA company RIZIN Fighting Federation.

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“I’m happy to be back in Japan. Great place, great people. Awesome turnout. This is what I do: I entertain people. I have a lot of experience doing this, I’m sure I have more experience doing this than anyone here,” said the five-division world champion and Hall of Famer.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is happy to be in Japan

Mayweather retired undefeated from pugilism and has had a few exhibitions, while Asakura was a two-time mixed martial arts champion of Japan; the fight will take place on Sunday in Japan, at 23:00 Eastern time in the United States.

“I am happy for all the competitors. I want to thank RIZIN, all the sponsors, and especially the country of Japan. You guys have been amazing, and I look forward to coming out to entertain the people on Sunday,” he concluded.

What is Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s current status?

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has not put on the gloves in an official fight since 2017; the considered best pound-for-pound was champion in super featherweight, lightweight, super lightweight, welterweight and super welterweight; his Japanese rival has a record of 16 wins and three lost fights.

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