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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. Mayweather attended a news conference in Tokyo on Monday, when the Dec. 31 fight against the 20-year-old kickboxer was announced. ”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,” Mayweather posted.

Mayweather cancels Japan kickboxing fight

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.

Freak Burnett injury hands Donaire title and semi-final spot

Nonito Donaire was crowned WBA super world bantamweight champion and moved into the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series when Ryan Burnett retired due to a freak injury in Glasgow. Burnett lost his unbeaten record in bizarre fashion at The SSE Hydro, damaging his back when he missed with a right hand in the fourth round. Burnett’s team called an end to the fight after he returned to his corner at the end of round four, bringing an anticlimactic end to a bout which had promised so much in the early rounds.