Floyd Mayweather and Mikuru Asakura are set to throw down and things are heating up. Money Mayweather doesn’t put his hands on someone unless he has a reason, and this time it seems that a lot is at stake in terms of pride.
The two had an intense staredown during a press conference on Tuesday in Hawaii. During that intense face-off, Money shoved his future opponent.
They are set to fight at the Rizin 38 event on September 25th in Japan. This should be quite a fight, and Money usually brings a lot of eyeballs to everything he does.
Mayweather and Asakura are having an exhibition fight, so it’s not for Money’s flawless record. Still, both fighters have a lot to prove, and things got up close and personal during this conference.
This exhibition fight will be the third contest Mayweather like that after his last official pro bout. That fight took place in 2017 against Conor McGregor. Since then, Money has put his gloves back on, but his record remains intact.
Mayweather’s first exhibition fight was against Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018. He went on to fight Logan Paul in 2021, and we all remember that event.
Money was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame this past June, so he doesn’t have anything to really prove. That, and the fact that he racked up 50 wins and zero defeats in the ring, should prove his excellence. Only time will tell how his 3rd exhibition fight turns out.