News | Dec 31 2018

Floyd Mayweather destroys Tenshin Nasukawa in preposterous exhibition

Floyd Mayweather toys with the undersized Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan
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DESPITE the uncertainty surrounding Floyd Mayweather’s on-off exhibition ‘bout’ with kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, the ‘contest’ did in fact go ahead at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan on New Year’s Eve.

The curious spectacle – for which Mayweather reportedly earned $9 million – headlined the Rizin 14 show, staged by Japan-based MMA promotion, Rizin Fighting Federation.

The Mayweather-Nasukawa event – refereed by Kenny Bayless and featuring a maximum weight limit of 147lbs – was scheduled for three three-minute rounds, with the normal rules of boxing applying. However, no judges were present and the exhibition will not be included on either fighter’s official record.