Floyd Mayweather Embarrassingly Knocks Out Tenshin Nasukawa In First Round

But for Mayweather, it was about more than just entertainment - the 41-year-old American intimated on Instagram that he would be paid $9m for the exhibition, which was scheduled for three rounds.

Mayweather, 41, a former five-weight world champion who retired from boxing with a flawless professional record of 50-0 last year, saw off an opponent 21 years his junior.

According to reports, Yachi was taken to hospital following the fight, and missed out on post-match interviews.

As 2018 comes to a close, Rizin FF held its biggest show of the year with a new bantamweight champion and Floyd Mayweather taking down Tenshin Nasukawa.

"I want to say thanks to god for the turnout, my team, thank you to Mayweather productions and all the entertainment teams,"Mayweather said". Mayweather toyed with him throughout. The two faced off in a three three-minute round exhibition boxing match.

After Nasukawa landed a left hook upstairs, Mayweather took the fight seriously and proceeded to overwhelm Nasukawa, knocking him down multiple times. I'm still retired, still 50-0. I did it just to entertain fans in Japan.

"I want to thank God for this turn out and the event. We had fun", Mayweather said.

The combat sports world is abuzz with the results of the one-sided 'fight.' Many are calling it a work after Nasukawa was sent flopping about the ring for one round before his corner mercifully stopped it.

Nasukawa entered the ring with a 28-0 kickboxing record and 4-0 MMA record. Tenshin is a true champion and a hell of a fighter. He's a great guy, he's a guy fighter.