Mikuru Asakura didn’t disguise behind any bravado when outlining his causes for accepting a battle with Floyd Mayweather on RIZIN.
The Japanese Blended Martial Arts star is heading into the autumn occasion understanding the chips stack up firmly in opposition to him.
Talking as Mayweather dominated a media room, Asakura aired his views on taking a one-sided problem earlier than attempting to intimate the five-weight world champion on the head-to-head.
“I’m an MMA fighter. However I’m going to make use of this chance and use Floyd Mayweather to lift my title. Additionally, my worth internationally,” mentioned a bewilderingly trustworthy Asakura.
He added tentatively, tongue-in-cheek, “I’ll win this battle.”
Nobuyuki Sakakibara, the CEO of RIZIN and the person who put the occasion collectively, is wanting ahead to seeing how the conflict unfolds.
“I’m very completely happy to be sitting between these two athletes and asserting our second battle with Floyd Mayweather on RIZIN and in opposition to Mikuru Asakura.
“Mayweather was imagined to battle in Japan earlier than the pandemic. However sadly, it was postponed. Now RIZIN is thrilled to placed on this battle in September.”
Asakura isn’t the one one profiting from Mayweather’s worldwide enchantment.
“I’m very excited to be working with Floyd Mayweather. However not just for this battle however sooner or later. We take a look at the larger image to create extra thrilling content material on our platform.”
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Mayweather plans to construct on the enjoyable really feel that was a breath of contemporary air in opposition to Don Moore in Abu Dhabi.
“Cash” held up ring playing cards, spoke to the group and was in a jovial temper as he dominated his former sparring associate.
On holding that up, he mentioned: “I had so many nice days competing on the highest stage. However this can be a nice feeling now to have the ability to journey the world, do these exhibition bouts, and have enjoyable.
“My legacy is already engraved in stone. It’s nice to have the ability to entertain folks all over the world and from all walks of life.”