Floyd Mayweather defeated Japanese Kick-boxer Tenshin Nasukawa via a technical knockout on Monday, December 31.
The 41-year old Mayweather made a comeback to the ring against a 21-year-old kick-boxer during the on-sided fight – The fight was scheduled to go for only three rounds but Nasukawa’s trainer rushed into the ring to stop the fight after 2 mins
Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has defeated Japanese kick-boxer Tenshin Nasukawa on Monday, December 31, 2018 with a technical knockout, in a New Year’s “exhibition” fight that saw the American superstar out of retirement. According to a Sport Bible report, Mayweather floored Nasukawa, three times in the first of the three-round contest at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo before the Japanese fighter’s trainer rushed into the ring to stop the fight.
The win sees Maweather pockets $9m for knocking out his opponent 3 times in 2 minutes during the bizarre bout which was expected to go nine minutes of boxing (3x 3 minute rounds). Interestingly, there was no judges, or even a scoring system, but it was clear from the beginning that Mayweather was the strongest of the pair after flooring his opponent three times in matter of seconds to end the year and would not count on either fighter’s record.
Moments after the match was over, Nasukawa was still spotted in tears as Mayweather applauded the kick-boxer’s efforts, during his humble post-fight interview.