Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa Props Rolling Out for Unique Fight

SBR Staff

Monday, November 5, 2018 4:10 AM UTC

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 4:10 AM UTC

The man they call 'Money' returns to the ring as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Tenshin Nasukawa meet at Rizin 14 in Tokyo, Japan New Year's Eve. Get the latest betting odds and expert predictions right here as we help you cash in on this historic event.

'Money' Makes his Return

While all of you were watching the Packers and Patriots duke it out on Sunday Night Football, the Money Man himself dropped a bomb on the sporting newswires. At a news conference in Japan, it was announced that Floyd "Money" Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa will go down in Japan On New Year's Eve at the Saitama Super Arena.

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Have Terms Been Met?

The fight is scheduled to take place at Rizin 14, which is a MMA, but we are still uncertain of the details surrounding the actual fight. For many of you, the name Tenshin Nasukawa might not ring a bell, but the 20-year-old Japanese fighter is an undefeated kickboxer, meaning we are once again seeing one of boxing’s greatest take on an athlete from another sport. However, while we knew that the Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight was going to see the MMA hype machine trade in his UFC mitts for larger boxing gloves, it is still unclear if Mayweather ad Nasukawa will stick to boxing or if kickboxing rules will apply.

Japan has always held combat sports in high regard, and this is surely just another Mayweather attempt to pad both his wallet and his record by tempting a budding star to enter the boxing ring in front of an audience willing to buy tickets.

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Here's some more information on Mayweather-Nasukawa:

- This will be the first time since 2005 that Mayweather has fought outside of Las Vegas.
- Saitama Arena holds 37,000 at max capacity with the proper setup.
- Mayweather is TWICE the age of Nasukawa (41 vs 20)

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With SBR's top-rated sportsbooks still adjusting to the news, it's not a huge surprise that Mayweather has opened as a favorite as he did in his bout with the UFC's McGregor as nearly everyone thinks this will be a boxing match. For those of you who had a wager placer and remember, that line saw quite a bit of movement leading up to the fight, and depending on the agreed terms, we might see similar movement as the Japanese public buy into the same sort of hype, or "Irish Money" as the bookies called it, that drove the Mayweather price down.

Stay tuned to Sportsbook Review, as we will closely monitor this "spectacle" and update you on all Mayweather vs. Nasukawa betting lines. There is also UFC Fight Night action this weekend from Denver.

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