Floyd Mayweather says that his New Year's Eve fight in Tokyo is going to happen.
He had previously said that his planned return to professional fighting, a match in Japan's Rizin Fighting Federation against Tenshin Nasukawa, was off. However, he told TMZ that the fight will go down, saying that "we're gonna make it happen."
Floyd would only do it if everyone agrees it's a boxing match and not a kickboxing bout.
"Rules? It's gonna be a little boxing exhibition. No kicking," Mayweather said. "I'm moving around with the guy for nine minutes, and of course it's gonna be the highest paid exhibition ever."
The undefeated boxer seems to have worked out the kinks of the fight. Mayweather backed out of the fight earlier this month after some seeming confusion about the official designation of it. Mayweather wanted it to be an exhibition, not an official bout. Once he flew to Japan and saw the way it was being promoted, he balked at the idea of going through with the fight.
"First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa," he wrote in a long Instagram post calling the fight off.
However, Mayweather is back on-board as of today, reminding TMZ how he got his nickname.
"It's a no-brainer. Just because I'm retired from boxing," Mayweather said. "I still make appearances worldwide and make a ton of money."
Our opinion on this on-again, off-again fight hasn't wavered. We're still Team Stop Encouraging This.