Floyd Mayweather says exhibition bout against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa is back on

Tony Mogan
A three-round exhibition fight will go ahead on New Year's Eve: AP

Floyd Mayweather claims his exhibition fight against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa will go ahead.

Japanese promoter Rizin announced two weeks ago the five-weight world champion will fight Nasukawa in Saitama on New Year’s Eve.

Mayweather later claimed he had been “blindsided” during negotiations, unaware he had been signed up for a licensed fight.

The stand-off would appear to be resolved, however, with Mayweather seemingly happy with revised terms.

“We’re gonna make it happen,” Mayweather told TMZ.

“Rules? It’s gonna be a little boxing exhibition. No kicking. I’m moving around with the guy for nine minutes and of course it is gonna be the highest paid exhibition ever.

“It’s a no brainer. Just because I am retired from boxing. I still make appearances worldwide and make a ton of money.”

Rizin Ceo Nobuyuki Sakakibara has also insisted the bout is back on, tweeting that a “misunderstanding” with Maywetaher has now been resolved.

Mayweather will be in action for the first time since stopping Conor McGregor to extend his professional boxing record to 50-0 in August 2017.