Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather made an absolute mockery of his young Japanese opponent Tenshin Nasukawa in Tokyo, Japan, winning the contest in a mere 139 seconds in the first round itself. Such humiliating was the nature of the defeat for the 20-year old kickboxer, that he ended up crying in the ring after the contest had ended.
The contest on New Year’s Eve in Tokyo was scheduled for 3 rounds each lasting 3 minutes long. The match wasn’t an official one in nature and was scheduled as an exhibition. This means that the result won’t add to Mayweather’s undefeated tally inside the boxing ring which currently stands at 50-0.
Though he made his opponent cry, Mayweather will be laughing all the way to the bank as he has earned a staggering amount for what turned out to be a freak show. The promoters of the event will pay Mayweather a whopping $9 million for his troubles in which he hardly broke out a sweat.
Despite showing all the signs that he could still dominate inside the boxing ring, the 41-year old Mayweather stated after the contest that he had no intention to come out of retirement. He also branded his match against Nasukawa as ‘entertainment’.
Speaking after his win, Mayweather said:
“It was all about entertainment but we had fun. Tokyo, Japan, you guys have been amazing and thank you. I want to say thank you to Tenshin. This is all about entertainment. Tenshin is still undefeated, I’m still retired. I did this just to entertain. Once again, I’m still retired. I’m still 50-0. I’m going to say it again, I’m still retired — I don’t look forward to coming back.”