Floyd Mayweather needed just one hundred and forty seconds to beat Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition boxing bout worth a reported nine million dollars. The forty-one-year former five-weight world champion was smiling during the short-lived contest in Tokyo as he floored the twenty-year-old three times.
The fight, scheduled for three three-minute rounds, ended with Nasukawa in tears as his team threw in the towel. Despite his latest comeback, Mayweather said afterwards he was “still retired”.
Both fighters were undefeated coming into the widely criticised contest, in which Mayweather had a 4kg weight advantage. And after beating Nasukawa, Mayweather Tenshin is a true champion. He urged the Japanese fighter to hold his head up high.