At age 41, Floyd Mayweather continues to rake in the cash for putting in light work in the ring. His latest victim is Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, as the two squared up for a boxing exhibition at a sold-out Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on Monday.
Mayweather’s $9 million earnings may pale in comparison to his usual eye-opening purses, but considering it only took him one round — and more specifically three hits — to TKO Nasukawa, we’d say it was time well spent. Subsequently, after his corner threw in the towel following Mayweather’s trio of first round blows, Nasukawa was left in tears.
“It was all about entertainment. We had fun,” Mayweather said following his victory. “I’m still retired. I don’t look forward to coming back to boxing. I did it just to entertain fans in Japan. I’m still retired, I’m still 50-0, and Nasukawa is still undefeated and a hell of a fighter.”
Floyd’s last professional boxing match was roughly 16 months ago when he defeated Conor McGregor in one of the sport’s most high-profile fights of all time. As you can see, the five-division world champion apparently has no inclinations to return to the ring for a legitimate bout.
As for Nasukawa, he remains 28-0 in kickboxing and 4-0 in MMA, seemingly with a bright future ahead of him.
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- Source: ESPN