Undefeated boxer Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather required less than two minutes as he comfortably defeated kick-boxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan.
‘Money’, who is reportedly pocketing $9 million for the three-round exhibition bout, made light work of his opponent, who looked way out of his depth throughout.
The 50-0 undefeated Mayweather looked in relaxed mood prior to the fight, walking round the ring, posing and pouting, and when the two fighters touched gloves, the American was still smiling and joking.
The 41-year-old never looked in doubt and danced around his opponent in the early exchanges, seemingly toying with him.
He connected with Nasukawa with a big right-handed body shot a minute into the contest, knocking the Japanese to the deck.
Nasukawa continued on and came out firing at Mayweather, who comfortably used his notorious defensive shield to keep the challenger at bay.
Mayweather, however, connected once again to his opponent's face to knock him to the canvas for another eight seconds.
Nasukawa battled on despite visibly struggling to compete with the American’s experience.
He again met the canvas for the third time during the fight with 40 seconds of the first round remaining, that before his team threw the towel in to put Nasukawa out of his misery much to the disappointment of his Japanese followers.
The two fighters displayed very contrasting emotions in conclusion, Mayweather typically dancing and laughing in the ring, whereas Nasukawa remained crying as he left the arena.
‘Money’ was very complimentary of the Japanese in his post-fight interview.
“I want to say thanks to god for the turnout, my team, thank you to Mayweather productions and all the entertainment teams. Thank you to the fans you guys have been amazing.
“It’s all about entertainment. It’s not going on anyone’s record. Tenshin is still one hell of a fighter and one hell of a champion.”
Both fighters will keep their unbeaten records and the victory will not be added to Mayweather’s record.