Floyd Mayweather’s bodyguard Ray Sadeghi is calling for a rematch with Japanese kickboxer Koji Tanaka after being spectacularly knocked out on TBE’s undercard.
Despite outweighing his opponent by 42lb, Sadeghi quickly ran out of gas and was eventually knocked out by a clubbing right hand in the third round of the open weight boxing clash.
But undeterred by his defeat, Sadeghi is keen to run it back with Tanaka. Speaking to World Boxing News, he said: “I want to thank RIZIN and my boss Floyd Mayweather for giving me this opportunity to be in [an event of] this kind of magnitude and to fight.
“It was a great match. I want to run it back. Because I felt like I had him. But I got tired in the third round, and my hands dropped. He caught me with a good shot, and we can run it back.”
He continued: “I have dreamt of fighting in the ring professionally. So this was a dream of mine which came to fruition with the help of my father, the lord, RIZIN, and my best friend/ boss Floyd “Money” Mayweather. I want you all to know there is more to come. I cannot wait to share it with you all. Tokyo, I’m here. I encourage everyone to look ahead to the future and believe.
“Not only in your father but in yourself. I came from nothing and used to steal food for my family to eat. Now I am bringing forth energy of love, abundance, and success. I choose faith over fear! And I encourage everyone to believe and never let their dreams go. If I can do it, you can do it!”
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Sadgehi was knocked out by Tanaka
In the main event, Mayweather marked his fourth exhibition bout with a second-round stoppage victory over Mikuru Asakura. Mayweather reportedly netted an eye-watering £18.2million ($20million) for just six minutes of work and will now face KSI’s brother Deji Olatunji on November 13 at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.
His latest post-retirement contest follows big-money paydays against Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa, YouTuber Logan Paul, and former sparring partner Don Moore.