Integrated Sports will distribute Super RIZIN, headlined by an exhibition match between Floyd Mayweathera member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and a former 5-division world champion, as well as a two-time Japanese mixed martial arts champion Mikuru Askakuralive this Saturday night (September 24) starting at 11:00 PM ET from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
“I’m happy to be back in Japan,” Mayweather said. “Great place, great people. An incredible turnout. This is what I do; I entertain people. I have a lot of experience in this. I’m sure I have more experience with this than anyone else here.
“I am happy for all the competitors. I want to thank RIZIN, all the sponsors and especially the country of Japan. You guys were incredible and I’m looking forward to going out there to entertain the people on Sunday (in Japan).”
The Mayweather-Askakura boxing exhibition headlines the Super RIZIN PPV, which will also feature a kickboxing match between 21-year-old Battle of Muaythai bantamweight champion Yoshinari Nadaka (41-6-1, 26 KOs) and So Trakunpet Bandasak, while also two MMA matches showcasing young Japanese professional fighters.
Mayweather-Ascakura is scheduled for 3 rounds. Mayweather, 45, who retired from professional boxing with a remarkable 50-0 record, fights out of Las Vegas. This will be the first boxing match for Asakura, 30, who has an MMA record of 16-3-0.
Integrated Sports will televise an exhibition match between International Boxing Hall of Famer and former 5-division world champion Floyd Mayweather and 2-time Japanese MMA champion Mikuru Asakakura on September 24th, beginning at 11:00 PM ET, live on pay-per-view per view from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
The Mayweather-Asakakura boxing exhibition headlines Super RIZIN, presented by Japanese MMA company RIZIN Fighting Federation, which will also feature a kickboxing match between Yoshinari Nadaka and So Trakunbet Bandasak.