Mayweather is horrible for boxing: De La Hoya twitter reaction
By Allan Fox: Oscar De La Hoya doesn’t think too much of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s decision to fight on New Year’s Eve against 20-year-old Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on December 31 in Japan.
De La Hoya thinks Mayweather is bad for boxing with the way he keeps coming back to fight MMA fighters. De La Hoya isn’t the only one who thinks Mayweather is tarnishing his image and hurting the sport of boxing at the same time for the sake of money.
Mayweather deciding to face Nasukawa in Japan is shocking news to most fans, considering they believed that he would at least fight someone that the American public has heard about.
Nasukawa is well known in Japan, and that’s why Mayweather is fighting him, but he’s not known to the U.S fans. It’s believed that someone is putting up a lot of money to get Mayweather to take the fight with the Japanese fighter. This is not a fight that Mayweather will be able to sell to the U.S fans. If he’s unable to get huge money from whoever is paying him to take this fight, you can expect him to take a huge pay cut from the type of money he’s been making.
Mayweather Jr. (50-0, 27 KOs) has decided to come out of his 16-month retirement to fight Nasukawa at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
It’s not surprising that the 41-year-old Mayweather is ending his 1-year retirement. He had been talking about wanting to return to the ring, talking about possible fights against Manny Pacquiao, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) November 4, 2018
On New Year’s Eve, Mayweather will be fighting Japanese MMA star Tenshin Nasukawa in a fight that has yet to be defined in what is expected to be the main event on a Rizen 14 card promoted by RIZIN Fighting Federation.
While the U.S boxing and MMA fans have little idea who Nasukawa is, he’s one of the most popular kickboxing and MMA stars in Japan. He has a record of 27-0 in his kickboxing competition as well as a 4-0 record in his MMA fights.
Mayweather, 41, has been quiet about how his fight with Nasukawa will be fought. It’s highly unlikely that Mayweather will take a risk of facing Nasukawa in a kickboxing match, despite the big weight advantage that Floyd will have over the 126 lb Japanese fighter. Mayweather is the A-side, so he’ll probably make sure the fight is conducted under the rules of boxing.
There’s already a great deal of speculation on social media that Mayweather’s fight with Nasukawa will be a boxing match, which means that it’ll be another no-risk fight for Floyd like his last fight against UFC star Conor McGregor.
For the sake of cash grabs in his 40s, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is losing something just as valuable: credibility.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) November 5, 2018