Floyd Mayweather was paid $9 million to beat up a non-boxer who is significantly smaller than him..
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 a champion and a great fighter". However, Nobuyuki Sakakibara, the head of Rizin Fighting Federation, which is putting on the three-round exhibition, told reporters that "a misunderstanding" was behind Mayweather, 41, appearing to back out.
The ruthless victory inside two minutes doesn't go down on each of the fighters' records as Mayweather returned to the ring for the first time since his bout against UFC's Conor McGregor in August 2017.
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You can see below for yourself just how one-sided this fight was, with Mayweather just rolling over his opponent over easily, not even having to get out of first gear to beat this opponent.
"It was all about entertainment - we had fun", Mayweather said in the ring following his win. I did it just to entertain fans in Japan.
"I want to say thank you to Tenshin". "Would you do the same if you were me?"
However, "Money" didn't need nine minutes to collect his pay cheque, dispatching the Japanese sporting hero with a barrage of combinations in the opening round. "I'm still 50-0", according to ESPN's Ariel Helwani. "I'm still retired. I don't look forward to coming back to boxing".