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Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardNov 8th, 2018

Mayweather cancels Japan kickboxing fight

LOS ANGELES, United States -- Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather on Wednesday scrapped a planned fight with a Japanese kickboxer, claiming he had been duped into agreeing to the contest. In a lengthy statement posted on social media, Mayweather said he had been "blindsided" by organizers of the proposed bout against Tenshin Nasukawa, set for New Year's Eve in Saitama. "I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa," Mayweather wrote on Instagram. The 41-year-old retired welterweight champion said he had traveled to Japan last week to discuss participating in a private bout against Nasukawa for a "small group of wealthy ...Keep on reading: Mayweather cancels Japan kickboxing fight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather Jr. greets Manny Pacquiao before title bout

Eight-division boxing world champion and reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao was greeted by former rival Floyd "Money" Mayweather backstage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada prior to his title defense against Adrien Broner, Saturday evening (Sunday morning, Manila time).  #PacBroner pic.twitter.com/ltR8zcCYA9 — Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) January 20, 2019 Mayweather Jr. approached the Filipino boxing icon as he was warming up and making last-minute preparations before his in-ring return in Las Vegas.  The two shared the ring back in May of 2015, with Mayweather emerging victorious via unanimous decision after 12 rounds.  According to rumblings however, it may not be the last time that the two mix it up inside the boxing ring.  Rumour has it that if Pacquiao can get past Broner, it could set up a possible rematch with "Money" later this year.  Mayweather, a five-division world champion with an unparalleled 50-0 professional record, officially retired from boxing in 2015, but came back in 2017 for a mega-money fight against UFC superstar Conor McGregor, which he won via TKO in the tenth round.  The 41-year old Mayweather is coming off a one-round destruction of Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition match in Japan back in New Year's Eve.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News19 hr. 34 min. ago

Mayweather stops Nasukawa in 1st round, flooring him 3 times | The Manila Times Online

SAITAMA, Japan: It took less than three minutes for Floyd Mayweather to knock down his Japanese kickboxer opponent Tenshin Nasukawa three times in a totally one-sided bout of exhibition boxingREAD The.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

Floyd Mayweather stops Tenshin Nasukawa in 3 minutes

It took less than three minutes for Floyd Mayweather to knock down his Japanese kickboxer opponent Tenshin Nasukawa three times in a totally one-sided bout of exhibition boxing on New Year’s Eve......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

Mayweather stops Nasukawa in 1st round, flooring him 3 times

SAITAMA, Japan: It took less than three minutes for Floyd Mayweather to knock down his Japanese kickboxer opponent Tenshin Nasukawa three times in a totally one-sided bout of exhibition boxing…READ The post Mayweather stops Nasukawa in 1st round, flooring him 3 times appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

Mayweather TKOs Japanese kickboxer

TOKYO, Japan – Floyd Mayweather beat Japanese kickboxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa via a first-round technical knockout win in their New Year's Eve "exhibition" bout that brought the US boxing superstar out of retirement. Mayweather floored Nasukawa, a kickboxer less than half his age, 3 times in the 1st round of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

Floyd Mayweather Jr. destroys Tenshin Nasukawa in exhibition bout

Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. needed just under a round to finish off Japanese superstar Tenshin Nasukawa in their exhibition bout at Rizin 14 at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan.  Mayweather didn't look like he was taking things too seriously during the opening bell, and Nasukawa took advantage by showcasing his speed and getting the first shot in.  It was then that Mayweather turned things up and began to walk Nasukawa down, landing big shots on the smaller Japanese fighter.  Mayweather unloaded devastating combinations on Nasukawa, knocking him down three times, with the final knockdown coming from a short right hook that ultimately forced Nasukawa's corner to throw in the towel.  The exhibition bout, which was scheduled for three three-minute rounds, was surrounded by controversy from the get-go.  Just days after the superfight was announced, Mayweather came out and revealed that Rizin had caught him by surprise and that the fight was off.  Later, it was reported that the fight was back on, and it would be an exhibition bout with boxing rules.  Mayweather, who owns an undefeated 50-0 professional record in boxing, remains unbeaten when he steps into a ring.  Tenshin, remains undefeated as well, with a 32-0 combined boxing and kickboxing professional record. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

Kings of the World: Team Lakay s dominance highlights 2018 in Mixed Martial Arts

As always, 2018 offered up another year's worth of memorable moments from the world of mixed martial arts.  From the East to the West, the world's fastest growing sport found a way into sports headlines, and here are some of the biggest stories inside and out of the cage from the past twelve months.    "CHAMPIONS ARE NOT BORN, THEY ARE MADE" 2018 definitely belonged to famed Filipino mixed martial arts stable Team Lakay.  The humble La Trinidad, Benguet-based gym has established themselves as the top team in the Philippines for the past few years, but in 2018, they cemented their status as one of the best in the world.  Building off their elite-level striking skills and continuously-improving grappling accumen, the boys from Baguio City dominated Singapore-based MMA promotion ONE Championship, capturing four world championships in just a span of a single year.  Flyweight star Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio opened the year with an interim championship win over former champion Kairat Akhmetov in Manila back in January. Six months later, Eustaquio dropped the "interim" tag by defeating two-time champion Adriano Moraes in Macau to become the undisputed ONE Flyweight World Champion.  After putting together a tremendous winning streak, young strawweight star Joshua "The Passion" Pacio earned a well-deserved rematch for the ONE Strawweight World Championship against two-time champion Yoshitaka "Nobita" Naito. Back in September, Pacio erased the bitter memory of his previous defeat against Naito two years prior by stifling the Japanese submission specialist with impeccable grappling defense to earn a unanimous decision win and capture the strawweight crown in Jakarta. Much like his stablemate Eustaquio, Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon had to go through two world champions to take his place at the top of the bantamweight division. After blasting former world title challenger Andrew Leone with a now-famous spinning back kick in April, Belingon dominated then-two division world champion Martin Nguyen to become the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion and finally earn a long-awaited rematch with long-time bantamweight king Bibiano Fernandes. In November, Belingon did what no other man in ONE has done and defeated Bibiano Fernandes via split decision to become the undisputed ONE Bantamweight World Champion, ending Fernandes' seven-year winning streak and five-year reign as ONE world champion.  Capping off Team Lakay's spectacular 2018 campaign was the return to glory of arguably the biggest homegrown MMA star in the country, Eduard "Landslide" Folayang. After losing his title twelve months prior, Folayang put on a masterclass against dangerous Singaporean contender Amir Khan at ONE: Conquest of Champions in Manila in early December to once again capture the ONE Lightweight World Championship for the second time in his storied career.  Outside the ONE Championship banner, another world champion from Team Lakay continues to reign, as BRAVE Combat Federation Bantamweight World Champion Stephen "The Sniper" Loman successfully defended his title twice in 2018.    THE TRUTH RETURNS Speaking of Filipino world champions, the biggest one of them all finally made his return in 2018.  After a two-year absence due to outside commitments, reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon "The Truth" Vera made his way back to the cage, and his comeback was nothing short of explosive.  Taking on the hard-hitting Italian challenger Mauro Cerilli in Manila last December 7th, Vera needed only 64 seconds to dispatch Cerilli via knockout and remain the king of the ONE Championship heavyweight kingdom.    NOTORIOUS Conor "The Notorious" McGregor was arguably the biggest combat sports star of 2017, after crossing over to boxing and facing off against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the year's biggest combat sports event.  In 2018, the Notorious one was all over the headlines once again.  In April of 2018, McGregor was stripped of the UFC Lightweight World Championship due to inactivity.  Earlier that month, the Irish star was at the forefront of a backstage melee during the UFC 223 media day in Brooklyn, New York that saw McGregor hurl a dolly at a bus full of fighters, leading to a number of minor injuries. McGregor would later be slapped with charges due to the attack.  In August, it was announced that McGregor would be making his return to the Octagon to challenge reigning lightweight king Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov, who was the initial target of McGregor's backstage bus attack earlier that year.     "I COME FOR SMASH THIS GUY" The drama-filled leadup to the UFC Lightwieght World Championship bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor made it no doubt one of the most anticipated matches of the year, and when the two were finally locked inside the Octagon, it didn't disappoint.  Nurmagomedov ultimately imposed his will, grounding McGregor for three rounds, before finishing the Irishman off in the fourth round with a rear-naked choke to remain unbeaten and retain the UFC's 155-pound strap.  What happened after, however, overshadowed everything that came before it.  After forcing McGregor to tap out, Nurmagomedove scaled the Octagon fence and jumped out to the crowd to confront Dillon Danis, McGregor's grappling coach.  It didn't take long for mayhem to ensue, as chaos broke out inside and out of the cage.  Both Nurmagomedov and McGregor have been suspended indefinitely, with the final hearing, which will decide the fate of the two fighters, expected to take place this month.    THE HOME OF MARTIAL ARTS Since ONE Championship's inception in 2011, it has primarily operated as a mixed martial arts promotion. In the past years, ONE has put on grappling superfights and special martial arts bouts.  In 2018 however, ONE took it to a whole new level by introducing the ONE Super Series back in April, which features Muay Thai and kickboxing bouts.  The new wrinkle has attracted some of the world's best strikers, including Giorgio Petrosyan, Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex, Andy Souwer, Cosmo Alexandre, and many more.  ONE also dipped their foot in boxing, bringing in reigning WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai as the headliner for ONE's October card in Bangkok, where he successfully defended his title against Mexican challenger Iran Diaz in front of a raucous hometown crowd at the Impact Arena.    "DC" ALSO STANDS FOR "DOUBLE CHAMP"  No other fighter has had a better 2018 than Daniel "DC" Cormier.  After being named the UFC Light Heavyweight World Champion after Jon Jones tested positive for banned substances during their 2017 title bout, Cormier successfully defended the 205-pound belt against Volkan Oezdemir.  Six months later, Cormier jumped up to heavyweight and shocked the world by knocking out the once-dominant champion Stipe Miocic to become just the fifth two-division world champion and the second simultaneous two-division world champion in UFC history.  In November, DC made even more history by becoming just the first fighter in UFC history to successfully defend world titles in two weight divisions after submitting Derrick Lewis in the second round.    BIG STARS HEAD EAST Asian mixed martial arts giant ONE Championship made worldwide MMA news in 2018 after snagging a handful of big name talents in former UFC and Bellator Lightweight World Champion Eddie "The Underground King" Alvarez, former long-time UFC Flyweight World Champion and pound-for-pound great Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson, and former UFC lightweight and welterweight standout  "Super" Sage Northcutt.  Alvarez and Northcutt signed with ONE after their UFC contracts had expired, while Johnson made his way to ONE via the first-ever trade in MMA history, which sent former ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben "Funky" Askren to the UFC.  All three stars are set to make their debuts in 2019.  Aside from bringing in top-tier athletes, ONE also brought in another big name to fill an executive spot, with former UFC and Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight World Champion Miesha Tate coming in as a Vice President. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

Mayweather to stage entertainment spectacle in Japan | The Manila Times Online

LOS ANGELES: Boxer Floyd Mayweather says his New Years Eve bout with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa will be all about the entertainment. The nine-minute exhibition in Japan will have noREAD The p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Mayweather to stage entertainment spectacle in Japan

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Boxer Floyd Mayweather says his New Year's Eve bout with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa will be "all about the entertainment." The nine-minute exhibition in Japan will have no official winner or loser if it goes the distance, and Mayweather said at a press availability at his ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Floyd Mayweather to stage ‘entertainment’ spectacle in Japan

Boxer Floyd Mayweather says his New Year's Eve bout with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa will be "all about the entertainment". The nine-minute exhibition in Japan will have no official winner or loser if it goes the distance, and Mayweather said at a press availability at his training base in Las Vegas on Thursday that he was looking forward to the event as a chance to sample "something different". The contest will take place at the Saitama Prefecture Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, Mayweather said. Saitama is 16 kilometers (10 miles) north of Tokyo. Mayweather added that there and won't be any judges present and the bout would not count on the combatants' official fi...Keep on reading: Floyd Mayweather to stage ‘entertainment’ spectacle in Japan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Mayweather confirms exhibition bout vs Japan s Nasukawa

Floyd Mayweather says he and Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa will meet after all — but only in a nine-minute New Year's Eve exhibition......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

No deal: Mayweather says he never agreed to bout

Floyd Mayweather has called off his bout with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa and says he was “blindsided” by promoters of the proposed New Year’s Eve event......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

No deal: Mayweather says he never agreed to bout in Japan

Floyd Mayweather has called off his bout with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa and says he was "blindsided" by promoters of the proposed New Year's Eve event......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Late substitute subdues younger Pinoy champ

Japanese challenger Yosuke Saruta promised nothing less than a victory against Filipino champion Joshua Pacio in their strawweight title bout in ONE Championship......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News7 hr. 0 min. ago

At 40, Pacquiao Awaits Broner Bout in Crossroads Fight

LAS VEGAS --- Manny Pacquiao has been beating the odds since he was a teenager in the Philippines stuffing his pockets with metal at weigh-ins so he wouldn't look like a 98-pound weakling. Nearly a quarter century later, Pacquiao is still up for a challenge. He fights Saturday night against Adrien Broner in a true crossroads bout that will determine a lot about his future in the ring. Chasing a second fight with Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao will be tested by a younger and talented fighter who has a lot to prove himself. He's 40 now, an age where fighters either have long stopped lacing up the gloves or are very careful in picking opponents. Pacquiao is not only still fighting, but...Keep on reading: At 40, Pacquiao Awaits Broner Bout in Crossroads Fight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Manny Pacquiao talks about his career at breakfast

LOS ANGELES --- Manny Pacquiao can put away the food for a fighter who started off his career at 98 pounds. He showed that Monday when PodcastOne Sports Now co-hosts Tim Dahlberg and Jim Litke joined him for breakfast at his Los Angeles home. What Pacquiao really wants to do, though, is put away Adrien Broner. He gets that chance Saturday night in a crossroads bout at the age of 40 against Adrien Broner. Pacquiao and Broner meet in a welterweight contest at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas that could pave the way for a second fight against Floyd Mayweather later this year. But Pacquiao not only needs to beat Broner, but do it in spectacular fashion to get a buzz going for what could ...Keep on reading: Manny Pacquiao talks about his career at breakfast.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Pacquiao takes another swipe at Mayweather over exhibition match KO | Inquirer Sports

Manny Pacquiao took another jab at Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his New Years Eve exhibition boxing match against up-and-coming Japanese featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan. Pacquiao had alr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Win or lose, Pacquiao must retire | The Manila Times Online

I believe Manny Pacquiao must retire from boxing whether he wins or loses his January 19 bout against Adrien Broner. Before I proceed, let me uncongratulate Floyd Mayweather Jr. forREAD The post Win o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

Pacman twits Floyd win

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao was quick with his fingers in blasting Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s New Year’s Eve demolition of Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, tweeting his view on the uneven fight that earned his American rival millions in minutes. Pacquiao, who lost to the unbeaten Mayweather on 2 May 2015, got support from boxing fans […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019