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Floyd Mayweather knocks out Mikuru Asakura with huge right hand in exhibition bout

Nasir Jabbar

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Floyd Mayweather knocks out Mikuru Asakura with huge right hand in exhibition bout

Floyd Mayweather scored a big knockout victory over Mikuru Asakura in the second round of their exhibition bout.

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The boxing legend made light work of the MMA fighter in Japan last night.

The finishing sequence saw Mayweather tag Asakura with a big right hand that backed up his opponent.

But the Japanese fighter fired back with some of his own shots.

However, the American landed another huge right hand which sent Asakura crumbling to the canvas.

He couldn't recover from the blow as veteran referee Kennny Bayless waved off the contest.


Speaking after his latest exhibition victory, the 45-year-old said: "I would like to thank the whole country of Japan. Unbelievable country, unbelievable people.

"An exciting, crazy turnout, round of applause for this tough competitor."

"Thanks for having me, I'll be back," he added.

Before his showdown against Asakura, Mayweather teased another exhibition in November, which appears to be against YouTuber Deji.

He also claimed that talks are underway to rematch UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

"I want to go out there this weekend and have fun [against Asakura]. Then I have another exhibition Dubai in November and me and Conor McGregor in 2023," he revealed.

"We don't know if it's going to be an exhibition of a real fight. But there's been talks of both. I would prefer an exhibition."

Mayweather continued: "So, guys like Conor McGregor and guys that don't really hit hard such as YouTubers or UFC guys, I don't really mind colliding with those kinds of individuals but nothing where I am going to put myself in a position where I am going to harm myself or hurt myself."

Featured Image Credit: Rizin FF

Topics: Floyd Mayweather, Boxing

Nasir Jabbar
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