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Floyd Mayweather clobbers Japanese kickboxer for TKO win

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first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption US boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr (L) knocks down Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa of Japan (C) during their exhibition match at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on December 31, 2018. – Floyd Mayweather beat Japanese kickboxing phenomenon Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knock-out in the first round of a New Year’s Eve “exhibition” bout that brought the US boxing superstar out of retirement. (Photo by Toshifumi KITAMURA / AFP)Floyd Mayweather beat Japanese kickboxing phenomenon Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knockout on Monday in the first round of a New Year’s Eve “exhibition” bout that brought the US boxing superstar out of retirement.Mayweather floored Nasukawa, a kickboxer less than half his age, three times in the first round of the three-round contest before the Japanese fighter’s trainer rushed in to stop the fight.ADVERTISEMENT Pacquiao takes another swipe at Mayweather over exhibition match KO PLAY LIST 01:16Pacquiao takes another swipe at Mayweather over exhibition match KO00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement02:11For relaxed Mayweather, Japan fight ‘all about entertainment’02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The American boxer at first appeared not to be taking the fight seriously, grinning at his opponent and aiming only soft punches at him.But he then demonstrated his power, launching a series of jabs and hooks to the head of the 20-year-old Japanese fighter, sending him to the canvas after just one minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSensing his opponent was struggling, Mayweather stepped in for the kill, unleashing a flurry of punches that left Nasukawa reeling again within just two minutes of the bout and facing his second standing count.With the Japanese fighter clearly struggling to stay on his feet, the trainer rushed in and stopped the fight with just one minute of the first round remaining. The 41-year-old Mayweather carried a more than 4kg (9lb) weight advantage into the ring.The rules were very strictly defined: three, three minute bouts and boxing only — kickboxer Nasukawa was reportedly facing a $5 million fine if he aimed a kick at Mayweather.There were no judges, with only a knockout or technical knockout considered a victory in the bout, promoted as a pure exhibition match.Crucially, the match did not feature on the record of either man, allowing them both to retain a cherished unbeaten record.ADVERTISEMENT Donnie Nietes captures 4th world title after split decision winlast_img read more