Floyd Mayweather, 45, 'gearing up to start camp' for next exhibition fight on September 25 against 'dangerous' MMA star | The Sun
FLOYD MAYWEATHER is "gearing up to start camp" for his next exhibition fight.
The boxing legend announced he will face Japanese MMA star Mikuru Asakura on September 25 in Tokyo.
And Mayweather appears ready to start preparations after his coach Gerald Tucker uploaded a video of the American doing sit ups.
Tucker posted: "Working out is a lifestyle for us; so we don’t have to be around each other in order to get it in. We’re both there spiritually!!
"@floydmayweather is gearing up to start camp in a couple weeks to get ready for an exciting exhibition on Sept. 25TH in Japan vs their biggest and most popular MMA fighter who’s a very sharp and dangerous striker."
Asakura, 30, has 16 wins and just three losses in his MMA career, with eight knockouts.
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His background is in karate and he most recently beat Yutaka Saito, 34, on points in December.
Whereas Mayweather, 45, has boxed in three exhibitions since retiring in 2017 after beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor, 34.
They came against featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 23, YouTuber Logan Paul, 27, and ex-sparring partner Don Moore.
And the newly-inducted Hall of Famer recently opened the door to coming back and putting his illustrious 50-0 record on the line.
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He told FightHype: “I got three more exhibitions this year, could be one fight and two exhibitions.
"But guess what, you better know it’s at least and this is the lowest I’m talking about $200million."
It comes amid rumours Mayweather is currently negotiating a rematch with McGregor.
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