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US boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr (R) fights against Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa of Japan (L) 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. Toshifumi KITAMURA / AFP

Floyd Mayweather floors Japan’s Tenshin Nasukawa in just two minutes

Floyd “Money” Mayweather beat Japanese kickboxing phenomenon Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knockout Monday after just two minutes of a New Year’s Eve “exhibition” bout that brought the US boxing superstar out of retirement for a big pay day.
US boxing superstar Floyd “Money” Mayweather will return to America $88m richer on Monday after fighting undefeated Japanese kickboxing prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa.

Tenshin Nasukawa vows to ‘take down’ Floyd Mayweather

Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa has vowed to “take down” boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in their three-round exhibition match in Japan on Monday.
US boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr speaks to the media during a press conference at a Tokyo hotel on December 29, 2018. Mayweather will fight against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin “Ninja Boy” Nasukawa in Saitama on December 31. Toshifumi KITAMURA / AFP

For relaxed Floyd Mayweather, Japan fight ‘all about entertainment’

US boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather said Saturday his focus was on entertaining the fans during his New Year’s Eve fight with Japanese kickboxing prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa near Tokyo.
Floyd Mayweather and Tenshin Nasukawa will face each other on New Year's Eve. REUTERS

Promoter: Floyd Mayweather, kickboxer will aim to ‘knock out’ in exhibition

Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr and a Japanese kickboxer half his age will be aiming to knock each other out next month, despite the match-up being an exhibition, the fight’s Japanese promoter said Saturday.
This handout photograph taken by Rizin Fighting Federation on November 5, 2018 shows US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) posing with his opponent, Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa (R) during a press conference in Tokyo to announce their fight. - Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr said on november 5, 2018 he will come out of retirement to fight Japanese kickboxer half his age Tenshin Nasukawa, on New Year's Eve in Saitama. (Photo by Handout / RIZIN FIGHTING FEDERATION / AFP) /

Japanese promoter insists Floyd Mayweather will compete at MMA event

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather’s proposed fight against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa will definitely go ahead on New Year’s Eve, according to the CEO of the promotional company organising the mixed martial arts event.
This handout photograph taken by Rizin Fighting Federation on November 5, 2018 shows US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) posing with his opponent, Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa (R) during a press conference in Tokyo to announce their fight. - Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr said on november 5, 2018 he will come out of retirement to fight Japanese kickboxer half his age Tenshin Nasukawa, on New Year's Eve in Saitama. (Photo by Handout / RIZIN FIGHTING FEDERATION / AFP) /

Floyd Mayweather: I never agreed to fight Japanese kickboxer

Floyd Mayweather said on Wednesday that he never agreed to come out of retirement to fight a Japanese kickboxer on New Year’s Eve and was blindsided when the event was announced this week at a news conference he attended in Tokyo.
This handout photograph taken by Rizin Fighting Federation on November 5, 2018 shows US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) posing with his opponent, Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa (R) during a press conference in Tokyo to announce their fight. - Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr said on november 5, 2018 he will come out of retirement to fight Japanese kickboxer half his age Tenshin Nasukawa, on New Year's Eve in Saitama. (Photo by Handout / RIZIN FIGHTING FEDERATION / AFP) /

Meet Japan’s ‘Ninja Boy’, the prodigy who aims to stun Floyd Mayweather

Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, who aims to make history by defeating boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr, claims his left-hook is like a "bolt of lightning" that will "change the world".
Floyd Mayweather and Tenshin Nasukawa will face each other on New Year's Eve. REUTERS

Floyd Mayweather to fight kick-boxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan

Boxer Floyd Mayweather will fight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan on 31 December, after signing a deal with a mixed martial arts company.

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