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Mayweather attends Glory 13 Kickboxing in Japan

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Floyd Mayweather is arguably the greatest boxer of all time. But when he is not fighting in the ring, he likes to watch other combat sports. On Saturday, “Money” Mayweather was in Toyko, Japan.

Mayweather attended Glory 13 at Ariake Coliseum with Glory Founder Pierre Andurand. Glory is an international kickboxing promotion that was founded in 2012.

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This is the second Glory event that Mayweather attended in recent weeks. He was also at Glory 12 in New York on November 23rd at Madison Square Garden.

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“It’s a contact sport,” said Mayweather, when asked why he was at the event. “I’m pleased with a contact sport. Plus, it’s exciting.”

After the holidays, Mayweather will have to get back to training for his next fight. In September, he last fought, as he faced Canelo Alvarez and easily defeated him.

But Mayweather is expected to return to the ring in May 2014. While no official date and opponent has been set, it is likely going to be against either Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana.

Mayweather got to see Nieky Holzken defeat Karapet Karapetyan by unanimous decision in the Welterweight Championship Tournament Semifinal. In the other semifinal, Joseph Valtellini defeated Raymond Daniels by a KO (high kick) in the third round. 

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In the 90kg Catchweight, Japan’s Makoto Uehara defeated American Dustin Jacoby by a split decision. Heavyweight contenders saw Daniel Ghita defeat Errol Zimmerman due to a KO (left hook) in the first round. 

In the co-main event, Holzken defeated Valtellini by KO (right hook) in the third round to win the Welterweight Championship Tournament Final. Then, Rico Verhoeven defeated Peter Aerts by split decision in the main event. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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