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Floyd Mayweather floors Tenshin Nasukawa three times to win exhibition in first round
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Floyd Mayweather floors Tenshin Nasukawa three times to win exhibition in first round


Mayweather was smiling as he floored Nasukawa three times in the opening round

Floyd Mayweather knocked down Tenshin Nasukawa three times in the first round as he beat the Japanese kickboxer in an exhibition match worth a reported $9m.

Former five-weight world champion Mayweather, 41, was smiling as he floored the 20-year-old with ease.

The pair were set to box three rounds of three minutes in Tokyo, but Nasukawa was caught with a left hook before his team threw in the towel.

Despite agreeing to the bout, Mayweather said he was “still retired”.

“It was all about entertainment – we had a lot of fun,” said Mayweather, who beat UFC’s Conor McGregor in a boxing match in August 2017. “They wanted this to happen in Japan, so I said ‘why not?'”

Both fighters were undefeated coming into the contest, which was delayed by several hours.

After beating Nasukawa in the exhibition match, Mayweather insisted: “I’m still undefeated; Tenshin is still undefeated.”

Addressing the Japanese fighter, he added: “Hold your head up high.”

More to follow.



Source BBC News

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