Floyd Mayweather is about to face Logan Paul in an exhibition battle on Sunday evening, but it surely’s not his first time experiencing such a contest.
The 50-Zero boxing legend ended his sanctioned skilled profession with victory over Conor McGregor in 2017.
Since then, he’s insisted that he’s retired, however prepared to become involved in exhibitions for the correct amount of cash.
On New Years’ Eve on the finish of 2018, he did simply that.
Mayweather flew to Tokyo after being supplied $9million by Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN for a three-round exhibition towards 20-year-old kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.
Their thought was to have the unbeaten prospect massively develop his world profile by sharing the ring with one of the vital recognisable faces on the planet.
It didn’t fairly go as deliberate.
Particulars slowly trickled out because it emerged that Mayweather, whose earlier bout towards McGregor was fought at 154lbs, could be dealing with a featherweight in Nasukawa who’d final competed at 128lbs.
American veteran Kenny Bayless, who’d refereed a number of Mayweather fights, was even introduced in to officiate.
Nasukawa entered the 37,000 capability Saitama Tremendous Enviornment to a hero’s welcome.
The Japanese crowd vociferously cheered on the person they optimistically hoped was about to turn into a brand new nationwide icon.
Mayweather was rapped out by his son Koraun, with the pair brashly dancing all the best way to the ring.
Floyd started by toying together with his opponent, throwing jokey punches that weren’t even jabs.
The 41-year-old took up a mock stance, waved his left arm and made comical noises taunting Nasukawa.
He then swiftly switched gears.
Inside the subsequent jiffy, Floyd floored Nasukawa 3 times and ended the competition.
You might hear a pin drop within the enviornment as 37,000 shocked followers, who’d waited a number of extra hours on New Yr’s Eve for this bout, witnessed their nationwide hope demolished in three brutal minutes.
Nasukawa was seen crying on digicam and Mayweather started his victory dance.
The humiliation was full.