Tenshin Nasukawa marks return to kickboxing with flip kick knockout of Federico Roma


Japanese kickboxer, Tenshin Nasukawa, bounced back from his recent loss to Floyd Mayweather in incredible fashion by knocking out Federico Roma with a flip kick.

Nasukawa was competing in RISE World Series 58kg tournament kickboxing match when he finished his opponent with a remarkable move that saw him go upside down on one arm to deliver the ultimate blow.

He completed this at 1:30 of round 3 and has now progressed to the semi-finals.

Nasukawa fought with a certain confidence about him, striking a showboating like pose crouching down to goad his opponent before knocking him out.

The astonishing move will certainly have helped the credibility of Nasukawa who was made to look a joke by retired boxing star, Mayweather.

The Japanese fighter fought against the American in a boxing exhibition match on New Year's Eve.
Nasukawa was embarrassed by the retired boxer in the fight and threw in the towel just before the end of the first round.

However, it should be noted that Nasukawa's most potent weapon are his ferocious kicks and these were not allowed in the exhibition match.

The fight was seen as a money spinner for both parties with Mayweather's name usually being enough to bring in millions of dollars.


The fight was reported to have earned both fighters $9 million regardless of any result.
After the debacle against Mayweather UFC star, Conor McGregor, took to social media to call out Nasukawa.

McGregor wrote on Twitter: "I wish to go to Tokyo to face Tenshin Nasukawa in a Mixed Martial Arts exhibition bout. Before this summer. Please arrange this, this instant. Yours sincerely, the champ champ."

Nothing since has happened and it looks unlikely that it will anytime soon between the two fighters with Nasukawa having to concentrate on winning the RISE World Series first.

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