Floyd Mayweather發文澄請 與那須川天心RIZIN大晦日大戰告吹?

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Floyd Mayweather 與天心一戰談不攏了?

Mayweather 與 那須川天心於星期一(2018年11月5日)時在日本東京舉行發佈會,會中披露兩人將會於RIZIN 大晦日跨年賽中對決,不過今日 Mayweather 在 Instagram 發帖澄清,指比賽並未落實,究竟箇中發生甚麼事?

 

Floyd Mayweather 在今日發帖:

在 Instagram 查看這則貼文

Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in regard to the upcoming event on December 31st that was recently announced. First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa. In fact (with all due respect) I have never heard of him until this recent trip to Japan. Ultimately, I was asked to participate in a 9 minute exhibition of 3 rounds with an opponent selected by the "Rizen Fighting Federation". What I was originally informed of by Brent Johnson of "One Entertainment" was that this was to be an exhibition put on for a small group of wealthy spectators for a very large fee. This exhibition was previously arranged as a "Special Bout" purely for entertainment purposes with no intentions of being represented as an official fight card nor televised worldwide. Once I arrived to the press conference, my team and I were completely derailed by the new direction this event was going and we should have put a stop to it immediately. I want to sincerely apologize to my fans for the very misleading information that was announced during this press conference and I can assure you that I too was completely blindsided by the arrangements that were being made without my consent nor approval. For the sake of the several fans and attendees that flew in from all parts of the world to attend this past press conference, I was hesitant to create a huge disturbance by combating what was being said and for that I am truly sorry. I am a retired boxer that earns an unprecedented amount of money, globally, for appearances, speaking engagements and occasional small exhibitions.

Floyd Mayweather(@floydmayweather)分享的貼文 於 張貼

現簡單翻譯如下:

 

現在,經過漫長和失望的東京之旅後,我又回到美國的土壤上,我現在有時間跟你、我的粉絲,以及一眾媒體,談談最近公佈即將於12月31日舉行的比賽。首先,我想要澄清我,Floyd Mayweather,從未同意與那須川天心作正式比賽。事實上,恕我直言,在我來到這趟日本之旅前,我根本從未聽說過他。

最後,我被要求與 RIzen Fighting Federation 選擇的對手進行3回合共9分鐘的表演賽,而我本來是獲 One Entertainment 的 Brent Johnson 通知,這將會是一場只有少數富豪觀眾的表演賽,而且酬金豐厚。這表演賽本來是純粹當作娛樂的「特別賽」,並無計劃成為正式比賽或全球電視直播。

當我來到新聞發佈會後,我的團隊和我完全因為這比賽的新方向而脫軌了,我們當時應該馬上制止它的。

為着在發佈會上的誤導訊息,我誠懇地向我的粉絲致歉,而我可以與你們保證,我也是完全被蒙騙了,那合同從未得到我的同意或批准。對於那着遠渡而來參加發佈會的粉絲或與會者,當時我躊躇着,恐怕出言反駁的話會引起騷亂,我真的很抱歉。

我只是一個退休拳擊手,藉着公開亮相、發表演講,以及間中的小型表演賽,在國際間賺出史無前例的鉅額金錢。

 

價錢問題?聰明的日本人?

很難用三言兩語解釋編輯團隊得知這事後的感受,但大概我們的樣子是這樣的:

第一個我們想到的可能是價錢出了問題。本來Mayweather會跟天心打就很不「正常」,要麼RIZIN給很多錢,要麼就是Mayweather想以日本作為切入點,開始他的另一些商業計劃如舉辦比賽等等。RIZIN的資金夠嗎?上次跟McGregor打,計上PPV、門票與拳賽代言,賺了三億美金。單純拳酬或許佔這三億的比例不多,這也看似不是RIZIN能給出來的錢。

在日本開始新的計劃,也好像不太合理。日本格鬥圈自PRIDE後就一直上不回高位,當然玩的人依舊很多,但潛力有大到吸引Mayweather以日本作切入點嗎? 這也是疑問所在。

而現在看起來,就是出誤會了。但這種誤會也太大了吧?

另一邊看,現在RIZIN是「穩賺」了。首先現在或者打不成,很丟臉嗎?有一點吧,但因為雙方合約不公開,那也就各說各話。另外,就算丟臉又如何?在跟Mayweather的記者會後,全世界現在都知道日本有RIZIN,有位不敗Kickboxer叫天心,RIZIN更立即發布了英文版的RIZIN 宣傳片,加上McGregor在IG推波助瀾,這個宣傳已經夠贏了。

搏擊運動比賽除了「決定那一位運動員更強」外,都總是一些show,以及一堆堆商業操作。但這場「比賽」,則是單純show及商業操作。我們自己團隊說笑,這場show如果要真的像一場「比賽」的話,就要Mayweather只用拳、而天心只用腳才有看頭,但若果真是這樣也帶點惡趣味了。

雖然說格鬥界什麼事情都能發生,但現在好像變得愈來愈瘋狂了。



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