Floyd Mayweather Destroys Tenshin Nasukawa In Seconds

Floyd Mayweather Destroys Tenshin Nasukawa In Seconds

Floyd Mayweather Destroys Tenshin Nasukawa In Seconds

It took less than three minutes for Floyd Mayweather to knock down his Japanese kickboxer opponent Tenshin Nasukawa three times in a totally one-sided bout of exhibition boxing on New Year's Eve.

Mayweather's August 2017 knockout victory in a boxing match against Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor ignited speculation that he would cross over into the world of MMA, but the Rizin bout was strictly limited to punches.

But the bout at the top of the card attracted the most global attention, as Mayweather stepped back into the ring against undefeated - but undersized - kickboxing star Nasukawa in an exhibition boxing match. "He is a great champion and a great fighter".

Set at a weight limit of 147 pounds, there were no judges in attendance and it did not count toward the professional record of either fighter.

With the Japanese fighter clearly battling to stay on his feet, the trainer rushed in and stopped the fight with less than one minute of the first round remaining.

Afterwards, Mayweather said, "I'm still retired".

Thank you very much for everyone who supported me. This won't go on Tenshin's record. We had fun. Tokyo, you were awesome, but I'm still retired. I want to thank God for this event, for my team.

However, "Money" didn't need nine minutes to collect his pay cheque, dispatching the Japanese sporting hero with a barrage of combinations in the opening round. "I'm still undefeated. This is just entertainment for the people", he added. "I'm still 50-0", according to ESPN's Ariel Helwani.

Don't call Floyd Mayweather's latest fight a comeback.

Related news