Floyd Mayweather Knocked Out Tenshin Nasukawa In First Round Of Exhibition Fight

Floyd Mayweather Knocked Out Tenshin Nasukawa In First Round Of Exhibition Fight

Floyd Mayweather made light work of Tenshin Nasukawa by beating the Japanese kickboxer in the first round of their exhibition fight.

Mayweather, a legend in the boxing world, has a ideal 50-0 record with 27 knockouts. A short right put him down a third time and ended the bout, with Nasukawa in tears.

After his quick win, Mayweather insisted it did not change the fact that he is retired.

Moments after the opening bell, the much larger Floyd Mayweather was plowing forward, clubbing Tenshin Nasukawa with huge power shots.

Nasukawa looked completely out of his depth in his first boxing fight, swinging wildly in an attempt to land a blow on his opponent. "I came back for entertainment for the people of Japan".

Mayweather, who has won all 50 of his professional fights, insisted he was "still retired" after the exhibition.

Mayweather toyed with him throughout.

Mayweather claimed through his Instagram account prior to arriving at Saitama Arena that he would be paid $9 million for facing Nasukawa.

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Mayweather, who lives in Las Vegas, distanced himself from the promotion in November but turned up for the boxing-rules contest that was the last of 14 bouts.

Amid fears it wasn't even going ahead. When he finally did, there were protracted preliminaries before less than three minutes of action.

He has gone 27-0, including 20 knockouts, as a featherweight kickboxer and 4-0 in MMA matches (two KOs, one submission).

"I want to say thank you. I'll do that with these fists, with one punch - just watch". Nasukawa, however, barely landed a clean punch against the vastly more experienced Mayweather.

Mayweather began smiling and relaxed.

"He is first class", Nasukawa said.

Mayweather has returned from "retirement" on no less than three occasions during his career and it wouldn't be surprising if he has another scheme planned in the future.

But Mayweather's laser-like accuracy saw another left hook find the target. The two faced off in a three three-minute round exhibition boxing match.

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