After months and months of speculation, the Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa finally happened on New Year’s Eve, with Money Mayweather knocking out the Japanese kickboxer in the first round.
The exhibition boxing match, which took place in Tokyo, had a stipulation that made it illegal for kickboxer Nasukawa to utilize his skills during the fight. This gave Mayweather the clear advantage, as the retired boxer knocked his opponent down three times in two minutes, forcing Nasukawa’s corner to throw in the towel.
“It was all about entertainment. We had fun,” Mayweather stated sometime before or after his dance. “Tokyo, you were amazing, but I’m still retired. We’re both still undefeated. Tenshin is still a champion and a great fighter.”
Mayweather reportedly earned $9 million for the fight.
Floyd Mayweather def. Tenshin Nasakuwa in the first round. Mayweather knocked him down 3 times in 2 minutes and then Nasukawa’s corner threw in the towel. Mayweather toyed with him throughout. Was never in danger and danced when the fight was over.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 31, 2018
— Benjamin Harris (@HarrisCBenjamin) December 31, 2018