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Floyd Mayweather's Last Exhibition Fight Was Short But Very Eventful

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Floyd Mayweather's Last Exhibition Fight Was Short But Very Eventful

Floyd Mayweather's first foray into the world of exhibition fights was short but incredibly eventful nonetheless.

On New Year's Eve 2018, 'Money' made easy work of Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Tokyo as part of the Rizin 14 card at the Saitama Super Arena.

A 43-year-old Mayweather didn't even train properly, turned up to the venue two hours late and made a reported $9 million for three minutes inside the ring.

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He knocked down Nasukawa three times in one round and the 20-year-old's corner threw the towel in to put a stop to the brutal punishment he was receiving.

While Mayweather did some very bad 'Dad dancing' in the ring, Nasukawa was in tears in his corner after the defeat.

"It was all about entertainment," the 15-time world champion said post-fight.

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"We had fun. Tokyo, you were amazing, but I'm still retired. We're both still undefeated. Tenshin is still a champion and a great fighter."

Mayweather had said he would be partaking in more exhibition fights as opposed to making a proper boxing comeback and the 50-0 fighter's next bout comes tonight against YouTuber-turned-boxer Logan Paul, who is 0-1 after losing to rival KSI at the Staples Center three years back.

The pay-per-view fight at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami is an eight-rounder that will feature stoppages and knockouts but no judges or an official winner being crowned.

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Mayweather claims he could collect a staggering $100m (£70m) having already made $21 million in the build-up to the unofficial encounter.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"For the build-up so far, I've made something upwards of 30 million," Mayweather told TMZ.

"[I'll make] Between 50 and 100 [million]. Not bad for the Mayweather zone."

Topics: Logan Paul, Boxing, Tenshin Nasukawa, Floyd Mayweather

Josh Lawless
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