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As Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fights In Japan, Bouncer ‘Jizzy Mack’ Will Fight in His Own ‘Freak Show’

'Jizzy Mack' will share the ring with his boss Mayweather Jr in Japan.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. won't be alone when he steps into the ring this Sunday in Japan.

The decorated boxer will make his comeback once again when he faces Japanese MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura in an exhibition bout under boxing rules. The fight will go a total of three rounds.

While Mayweather Jr. will get all the attention, his trusted bodyguard, Ray Sadeghi, better known as 'Jizzy Mack,' will also step into the ring to show off his skills. The bouncer will face Japan's Koji ‘Kouzi’ Tanaka in a kickboxing match.

The fight came after 'Jizzy Mack' called Japanese fighters "weak and disrespectful". The bodyguard challenged any Japanese fighter to face him, and that's when 'Kouzi' decided to accept his challenge.

Can the big dude beat the small pro fighter?

The Japanese kickboxer usually fights at 135 pounds and has a height of 5'8'', while Mayweather Jr.'s bouncer is well over 200 pounds.

It is common in Japan to see this type of fights called 'Freak Shows', where the ability of an undersized fighter is tested against an immensely large one.

We remember, among many examples, Brazil's Royce Gracie defeating sumo champion Akebono Taro, a 485-pound giant. The legendary Gracie, weighing 178 pounds, managed to submit the huge wrestler to take the win. This battle was held in 2004 under the K-1 banner.

Despite there being a considerable size difference, 'Kouzi' is one of the best kickboxers in Asia in his division (bantamweight), and it will be interesting to see how he approaches a fight against the big Iranian.

If this were mixed martial arts, we would probably see the bodyguard as the winner, since he would have grappling at his disposal, although this is not the case.

Who’s ‘Jizzy Mack’?

Iranian-born Ray Sadeghi is one of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s most notorious bodyguards, for wherever the boxer goes, there we see 'Jizzy Mack'.

Despite going through a difficult life since the age of 15, living on the streets and sleeping on the floor, Sadeghi emerged as one of the world's highest-paid bodyguards.

Ten years ago, while boxing at Mayweather's gym, 'Jizzy Mack' ended up having a conversation with the legendary boxer. Everything went well, and Mayweather Jr. invited Mack to follow him to the MGM hotel in Las Vegas, where he would be honored as the best fighter of the year. On the way to the hotel, Mayweather Jr. told Sadeghi, "You're with me now. I got you,". From that moment on, 'Jizzy Mack' became 'Money's' bodyguard to this day.

Mayweather to go 2-0 in Japan

This won't be the first time we've seen Floyd Mayweather Jr. compete for Rizin in Japan, as he did so in 2018, when he knocked out kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa in the first round.

On this occasion, the American will face an MMA fighter, Mikuru Asakura, who has 16 professional wins, with eight (T)KOs and one submission.

'Money' has another exhibition fight lined up for this year, when he takes on England's Deji Olatunji in Dubai.

It is expected that once 2022 is over, Mayweather Jr. can start formal negotiations with Conor McGregor to reedit the matchup they had in 2017, although the second installment could be an exhibition bout.