Floyd Mayweather anuncia que no peleará el 31 de diciembre, publicó El Universal.
Aseguró que nunca aceptó pelear ante Tenshin Nasukawa y que Rizen Fighting Federation, la empresa que lo contrató, cambió el acuerdo que tenía con el estadounidense sin avisarle.
Mayweather había pactado pelear solo por entretenimiento en un evento pequeño frente a gente que estaba dispuesta a pagar mucho dinero como espectadores, y no en uno televisado mundialmente.
"Quiero que quede claro que yo, Floyd Mayweather, nunca acepté un combate oficial con Tenshin Nasukawa. De hecho (con el debido respeto) nunca había oído hablar de él hasta este reciente viaje a Japón".
Mayweather aseguró que fue engañado por los organizadores, por lo que pidió disculpas a sus seguidores.
"Una vez que llegué a la conferencia de prensa, mi equipo y yo estábamos completamente descarrilados por la nueva dirección en la que iba este evento y deberíamos haberlo detenido de inmediato".
Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in regard to the upcoming event on December 31st that was recently announced. First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa. In fact (with all due respect) I have never heard of him until this recent trip to Japan. Ultimately, I was asked to participate in a 9 minute exhibition of 3 rounds with an opponent selected by the "Rizen Fighting Federation". What I was originally informed of by Brent Johnson of "One Entertainment" was that this was to be an exhibition put on for a small group of wealthy spectators for a very large fee. This exhibition was previously arranged as a "Special Bout" purely for entertainment purposes with no intentions of being represented as an official fight card nor televised worldwide. Once I arrived to the press conference, my team and I were completely derailed by the new direction this event was going and we should have put a stop to it immediately. I want to sincerely apologize to my fans for the very misleading information that was announced during this press conference and I can assure you that I too was completely blindsided by the arrangements that were being made without my consent nor approval. For the sake of the several fans and attendees that flew in from all parts of the world to attend this past press conference, I was hesitant to create a huge disturbance by combating what was being said and for that I am truly sorry. I am a retired boxer that earns an unprecedented amount of money, globally, for appearances, speaking engagements and occasional small exhibitions.