Floyd Mayweather vs Mikuru Asakura: Date, UK start time, live stream, TV channel

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

The 50-0 retired boxer hasn’t been in the ring since a clash with sparring partner Don Moore in May.


Floyd Mayweather will face Mikuru Asakura at the Super Saitama ArenaCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
Floyd Mayweather is undefeated as a professional boxer and has a 50-0 record


Floyd Mayweather is undefeated as a professional boxer and has a 50-0 recordCredit: Getty

Mayweather also fought Logan Paul in a bout which earned him millions of dollars last summer.

His clash against Asakura will be his first against an MMA fighter since his win over Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018.

Mayweather has also been rumoured to be in negotiations with KSI’s brother Deji for another exhibition later this year.

But first he must get through 28-year-old Rizin star Asakura.

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When is Mayweather vs Asakura?

  • Mayweather’s clash against Asakura will take place on Sunday, September 25.
  • The fight will be held at the Super Saitama Arena in Saitama, Japan.
  • The arena is set to welcome 37,000 fans for the mega event.
  • The ring-walks will begin at 4am UK time on Sunday, September 25.

What channel is it and can it be live streamed?

  • Mayweather vs Asakura will be shown live on Fite TV PPV in the UK.
  • You can live stream the action from the Fite TV app, which is available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.
  • It costs £19.99 to watch the event in the UK.

Mayweather vs Asakura full card

Mayweather has partnered up with Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN once again for his next exhibition bout.

Super RIZIN card

  • Floyd Mayweather vs. Mikuru Asakura – Boxing Exhibition Bout
  • Nadaka Yoshinari vs. Bandasak So Trakunpet – Kickboxing Bout


  • Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Yuto Hokamura
  • Hiromasa Ogikubo vs. Soo Chul Kim
  • Kyohei Hagiwara vs. Chihiro Suzuki
  • Juri Ohara vs. Luiz Gustavo
  • Shoma Shibisai vs. Cally Gibrainn de Oliveira


What has been said?

Mayweather said: “My legacy is already engraved in stone.

“But it’s still great just to go around the world and entertain people from all walks of life.

“I’m pretty sure he’s gonna come out and give his best, like any and every guy, but I’ve seen every style, so, my job is just to go out there, be me, have fun and do what I do best.

“September we’re going to have fun and entertain people. I’m Floyd Mayweather to him. He’s just another opponent to me.”

Asakura said: “I’m an MMA fighter but I’m going to use this opportunity and I’m going to use him to raise my name and my value internationally. I will win this fight.”

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