Floyd Mayweather confirms comeback for exhibition fight in Tokyo but rules out MMA switch

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER has revealed is set to return to Japan to compete in another exhibition bout.

The 43-year-old has confirmed he plans to fight once again in Tokyo – the city he won £7million in December 2018 after beating kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.

The former five-weight world champion has stated that talks have been discussed about him stepping back into a ring yet again in the Far East.

Mayweather failed to mention a potential opponent, but SunSport have reported how former WBA super-featherweight champ Takashi Uchiyama is being lined up.

Uchiyama, 40, won 24 out of 27 fights inside the squared circle, before calling time on his career after suffering consecutive defeats to Jezreel Corrales in 2016.

Speaking about a future exhibition fight, Mayweather told Forbes: “We’re working on some things right now for Tokyo, whether 2020 or 2021.”

He was then asked whether he would enter the world of MMA to face either Khabib Nurmagomedov or Conor McGregor once more.

But he shut down talk of switching sports, as Money said: “No [I won’t compete in MMA].

“I think just like how winning teams receive home-field advantage in the playoffs…you don’t fix what isn’t broken, and my record isn’t broken.”

However Mayweather failed to rule out returning to boxing professionally as he insisted it would have to be a mega-fight to tempt him back.

He said: “For now, I’m happily retired. You never know, but it would have to be worth it.

“Just like gambling right? Juice worth the squeeze no matter who the opponent is.”

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