Floyd Mayweather vs Mikuru Asakura LIVE RESULT: Stream, TV channel, latest updates from Japan exhibition | The Sun

FLOYD MAYWEATHER is making his return to the ring in another money-spinning bout, this time against Japanese MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura.

Start time: From 4am BST

TV channel/ live stream: Fite.TV


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  • Jack Figg

    Taking the Mik

    Mikuru Asakura is the MMA and YouTube star selected as Floyd Mayweather's next exhibition opponent.

    The southpaw has 16 wins, three losses and one no-contest in MMA.

    He has two victories on the spin, most recently in December against Yutaka Saito, 34, who was the first man to ever beat Asakura in RIZIN.

    But away from the ring, he is a popular YouTuber, with almost 3 MILLION subscribers.

    Asakura mixes training videos with daily vlogs and even pranks and unsurprisingly has documented the lead up to his fight with Mayweather.

    Like the boxing icon, Asakura also has a love for cars, posing alongside a Bentley and Mercedes on his Instagram.

    The former MMA champion is joined in the sport by his younger brother Kai, 28, arguably the bigger name in the Far East.

    Kai even posed with Mayweather and RIZIN president Nobuyuki Sakakibara in May, fuelling rumours of a future fight.

    But it is brother Mikuru who faces the self-proclaimed Best Ever, and vows to pull of the upset.

  • Jack Figg

    Go with the Flo

    Floyd Mayweather has lived up to his "Money" nickname even into retirement.

    The boxing legend officially hung up his gloves as a professional in 2017 after beating UFC legend Conor McGregor, 34, in a farewell fight.

    However, it's turned out that that money-spinning night in Las Vegas was not the final time fans got to see Mayweather, 45, in the ring.

    And they will not have to wait long to see another boxing cameo from the American, who faces MMA star Mikuru Asakura, 30, tonight.

    He faces Asakura over three rounds at the Saitama Super Arena, again promoted by RIZIN.

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