Mayweather v Nasukawa: Japanese kickboxer 'underestimated' boxer

Floyd Mayweather beats Tenshin Nasukawa

Floyd Mayweather beats Tenshin Nasukawa

His opponent was Tenshin Nasukawa, a 20-year-old kickboxer and major star in Japan.

Nasukawa came out tentatively when the bell sounded and the fight got underway in Tokyo, while Mayweather smiled and threw his arms about wildly. In an interview after the fight, he said that the event was "all about entertainment" and that he was "still retired".

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The Mayweather-Nasukawa bout culminated an evening of more than a dozen fights, streamed by FITE for a fee, but not in the U.S. Fuji TV was the broadcaster in Japan.

However, Mayweather quickly claimed that he "never agreed to an official bout" and instead was under the impression that he was going to participate in an "exhibition" match in front of a "small group of wealthy spectators".

"Did I have a training camp for this fight?"

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Once he entered the ring, Mayweather appeared to be taking the bout lightly, smiling at Nasukawa and flicking a few halfhearted punches. Soon, though, Mayweather went on the attack and was able to land several clean, hard shots that sent Nasukawa sprawling to the canvas.

Floyd Mayweather said beforehand that he could do three rounds in his sleep and after seeing his performance on New Year's Eve, you'd imagine he probably could.

. "I'm still retired. I don't look forward to coming back to boxing".

The 50-0 boxing legend didn't fear the possibility of a shock in Japan because he admitted that he barely trained for the contest which proved that there are very clear levels to boxing.

Nasukawa, who is undefeated in professional kickboxing, thanked Mayweather for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and called for support from fans as he aims for the sky for a future as a combat sports drawcard.

Mayweather's great rival, Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao, put "Money" in the shade by suggesting the fight wasn't fair from the start.

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