Mayweather to face Japan kickboxer Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve

The upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the US and opponent Tenshin Nasukawa will be held in Saitama, north of Tokyo. (Reuters)
Updated 05 November 2018
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Mayweather to face Japan kickboxer Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve

  • Unbeaten Mayweather captured world titles in five different weight divisions and was considered the best pound-for-pound boxer in the sport
  • Rules were not specified as of yet

TOKYO: Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr said Monday he will come out of retirement to fight Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve in Saitama, north of Tokyo.
The 41-year-old unbeaten American, who captured world titles in five different weight divisions and was considered the best pound-for-pound boxer in the sport, beat Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor in his last fight in August 2017.
That victory improved his boxing record to a perfect 50-0 but the format or rules for his meeting with Nasukawa were not specified by the Japanese promoters.
Mayweather posted a teaser photo on his Instagram feed at the weekend, showing him wearing kickboxing gloves.


CEO of Qatar’s BeIn TV channel, former Athletics chief under probe for alleged corruption

Updated 22 May 2019
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CEO of Qatar’s BeIn TV channel, former Athletics chief under probe for alleged corruption

  • Investigating magistrates are considering charging Yousef Al-Obaidly with active corruption
  • There were allegation of corruption in the bidding process for this year’s World Athletics Championships in Doha

PARIS: The boss of Qatari television channel BeIn, Yousef Al-Obaidly, and ex-athletics chief Lamine Diack, have been under investigation since March over alleged corruption in the bidding process for this year’s World Athletics Championships in Doha, sources told AFP on Tuesday.
Investigating magistrates are considering charging Al-Obaidly with active corruption, while Diack will act as a key witness in the matter and will be charged with passive corruption.
The championships take place at the Khalifa International Stadium between September 27 and October 6.
Earlier this week AFP learned that Diack and his son Papa Massata Diack may go on trial in a separate matter, for allegedly obstructing sanctions against Russia for doping in return for payments.
Prosecutors have recommended Diack, who was president of the International Association of Athletics Federations from 1999 to 2015, be tried for corruption and money laundering.