Floyd Mayweather destroys Tenshin Nasukawa with swift KO in first round

Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks in Tokyo

Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks in Tokyo

Nasukawa, however, barely landed a clean punch against the vastly more experienced Mayweather.

The fight descended into a farce when another dig from Mayweather left Nasuwaka staggering back like a drunk before falling down for a second time.

I wonder what percentage of American sports fans are aware that, right this minute, Floyd Mayweather is boxing in Japan.

Despite agreeing to the bout, Mayweather said he was "still retired".

The two fighters displayed very contrasting emotions in conclusion, Mayweather typically dancing and laughing in the ring, whereas Nasukawa remained crying as he left the arena.

Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa
Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa

U.S. boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr (L) knocks down Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa of Japan (C) during their exhibition match at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on December 31, 2018. "Tenshin is still one hell of a fighter and one hell of a champion". It's not going on anyone's record. The bleach-blond kickboxer, who made his professional debut at age 16, said before the fight: "I want to be the man who changes history. I'm still undefeated. This is just entertainment for the people", he added.

Mayweather, who hasn't fought since beating UFC star Conor McGregor more than a year ago, said he was retired and came to Tokyo to give an opportunity to a younger fighter like Nasukawa.

Nasukawa entered the ring with a 28-0 kickboxing record and 4-0 MMA record.

Monday's Tokyo fight was on-off from the start.

But the promoter flew to the U.S. to meet Mayweather and announced a week later that the fight was back on, saying that a "misunderstanding" had been resolved.

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