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Reports: Tenshin Nasukawa To Box American In Exhibition Match

According to reports, Japanese kickboxing prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa will be crossing over into another sport on New Year’s Eve, engaging in an exhibition match with a boxer at a Rizin card after weeks of back and forth over the promotional details. MMAFighting reporter Marc Raimondi has information about the rules the fight will take place under: Apparently, Nasukawa will compete for three three-minute rounds at 147 pounds under “straight boxing rules” that somehow involve no judging and the fighters wearing 8-ounce gloves. How a victor will be determined is unclear.

Under the reported terms, Nasukawa’s impressive undefeated record—he is 28-0 in kickboxing contests—will not be affected by the result, whatever it is; neither will the boxing record of the American he’s fighting.

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