Published: Tue, January 01, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

$9m for 139 seconds: Floyd Mayweather cashes in against Tenshin Nasukawa

$9m for 139 seconds: Floyd Mayweather cashes in against Tenshin Nasukawa

Mayweather landed several body and headshots that knocked Nasukawa down several times.

It was also interesting to note that he effectively confirmed it was his final appearance in the ring, although fight fans know better than to take that as fact.

The much-maligned bout received little coverage in the mainstream media and the fight provided the evidence why.

Mayweather's record remains 50-0 as the fight was just an exhibition and won't count on his record. "He is a great champion and a great fighter".

The results will not go against either fighter's win-loss record.

Mayweather's $9 million earnings may pale in comparison to his usual eye-opening purses, but considering it only took him one round - and more specifically three hits - to TKO Nasukawa, we'd say it was time well spent.

As Mayweather pummeled poor Nasukawa, the broadcasters sounded like the fight was something for the ages, gushing over how awesome Mayweather looked beating up a tiny opponent.

So, when Mayweather was approached for a post-fight interview, the often-controversial fighter had the ideal opportunity to brag about his performance.

In a bout that was scheduled for three rounds just outside Tokyo, Nasukawa, who was not allowed to kick, lasted only two minutes and 20 seconds before his corner threw in the towel.

Thank you very much, Mayweather players who fought. "This don't go on our record", Mayweather announced to the crowd in Tokyo.

The two took part in an exhibition fight that was clouded in uncertainty as to whether or not it was ever going to really happen. So once again, I'm still retired. "I want the fans around the world to support Tenshin, he's a great guy and a great champion".

The purse for the event was not disclosed but "Money" hinted on Instagram that he would be making $1 million per minute.

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