Floyd Mayweather Jr is on a world tour battling various opponents in boxing exhibition matches. The pound-for-pound boxing great will fight Mikuru Asakura on Sunday, September 25.
Asakura is a mixed martial arts fighter and he will hope to defeat Mayweather Jr in the exhibition bout. The two fighters will step into the squared circle in Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Mayweather left the pro boxing world behind after defeating UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017. Since then, Mayweather has fought Logan Paul and Don Moore in exhibition matches.
Asakura may be a more difficult opponent than Mayweather's most recent. The Japanese fighter is a 10-year MMA veteran. He has fought for several promotions in Japan, including RINGS. He held the company's featherweight and lightweight championship belts.
Can Asakura defeat Mayweather, or will the boxing great win another exhibition fight?
Floyd Mayweather vs Mikuru Asakura Date
Floyd Mayweather Jr will fight Mikuru Asakura on Sunday, September 25. The fight card will begin at 4:00 AM on Sunday morning UK time. The main event is expected to begin between 5:00 AM and 6:00 AM.
Floyd Mayweather vs Mikuru Asakura Location
The fight card will take place in the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Floyd Mayweather vs Mikuru Asakura Betting Odds
Mayweather will fight for the first time in Japan since 2018. The boxing legend knocked out kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on that occasion. Mayweather is expected to fight Youtuber Deji in an exhibition in November 2022.
Asakura will have a lot to prove and will want to perform well against Mayweather. Asakura has a record of 16-3 in mixed martial arts fights. His most recent victory was in December 2021 against Utaka Saito.
Mayweather will be the favourite in the eyes of many onlookers. The retired boxer has fought several exhibition bouts. He has performed well and will likely outpunch Asakura.
The Japanese fighter is used to mixed martial arts bouts. He may struggle with the fast hands of Mayweather. Moreover, Asakura cannot grab and throw Mayweather around the ring.
Floyd Mayweather vs Mikuru Asakura Undercard
Mayweather vs Asakura is a part of the RIZIN 38 show. The event will have an exciting undercard featuring three matches. Just three undercard matches are on the show giving the focus to the main event.
The full Mayweather v Asakura fight card is:
- Main event exhibition: Floyd Mayweather vs. Mikuru Asakura – Professional boxing
- Nadaka Yoshinari vs. Bandasak – Professional kick-boxing
- Kota Miura vs. B. Phonsungnoen – Professional MMA
- Koji Tanaka vs. Ray Sadeghi – Openweight ‘striking’ contest
Floyd Mayweather vs Mikuru Asakura Fight Information
Mayweather is enjoying travelling the world, fighting opponents of his choosing. The former WBA (Unified), WBC World Welterweight, and The Ring welterweight champion has made a lot of money with his exhibition tour. Mayweather is likely to make even more against Asakura.
Mayweather's legacy is set. He is one of the greatest fighters the world has seen. Now, he has the chance to raise the profile of other professional fighters.
Floyd Mayweather Record
Mayweather retired from professional boxing with a record of 50-0. He recorded 27 knockout wins and 23 decisions. Mayweather's exhibition record is 1-0-2. He drew the two most recent exhibition bouts.
Mikuru Asakura Record
Asakura has a mixed martial arts record of 16-3 in 20 matches. He has never fought a pro boxing match. The Mayweather fight will be his first. Asakura is 15 years younger than Mayweather ahead of the fight on Sunday.
Floyd Mayweather vs Mikuru Asakura Betting Tips
Mayweather should chalk up another exhibition fight win. Or will he? Since defeating McGregor in the "fight of the century", Mayweather went the distance against Logan Paul and Don Moore.
Asakura is on a two-match winning streak in MMA. His most recent fight was in December 2021. He has had plenty of time off to prepare for this boxing match. Asakura will be determined to win, while Mayweather will enjoy the millions of dollars he will earn for the fight.
A decision may be the wisest bet, especially after Mayweather's non-scored results versus Paul and Moore.
Floyd Mayweather vs Mikuru Asakura Predictions
The Mayweather and McGregor fight was fantastic. It was hyped up like few fights are these days. People actually wanted to see if McGregor could knockout Mayweather.
There are questions over how many people really want to watch Floyd Mayweather's exhibition bouts. The fight should do well in Japan, with Asakura having the chance to defeat the legendary welterweight division boxer.
Our betting tips prediction is to back a non-scored draw. Mayweather won the fight with McGregor, but his two most recent exhibitions finished as non-scored draws.
Due to the fight being an exhibition, some sportsbooks may not offer odds on Mayweather versus Asakura. You may need to shop around to find the best odds. Based on history, this should end in a draw.
Floyd Mayweather vs Mikuru Asakura Where to Watch
The exhibition fight will be shown on Fite TV. Boxing fans can purchase the event for $20 (approximately £17.60) on the website.
Floyd Mayweather vs Mikuru Asakura Live Stream
Fight fans can stream the entire card on the Fite TV app. The app can be accessed via smart TV, computer, tablet, or mobile phone.
Floyd Mayweather vs Mikuru Asakura TV Channel
Mayweather's exhibition bout with Asakura won't be shown on traditional television or via pay per view. The only way to watch Floyd Mayweather Jr's latest fight is to order it on Fite TV. Once you purchase the fight, you will be able to stream it on a mobile device, computer, or watch it on a smart TV via the Fite app.
Will Any Bookmakers Live Stream Floyd Mayweather vs Mikuru Asakura?
Bookmakers won't live stream the fight. The only way to watch the Floyd Mayweather and Mikuru Asakura live stream is to order it from Fite TV. Fite TV has the exclusive rights to broadcast the exhibition battle from Japan.