Fans react to Floyd Mayweather's first-round demolition of Tenshin Nasukawa

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Floyd Mayweather dusted off the boxing gloves and stopped Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in the first round of their three-round welterweight exhibition match on New Year's Eve.

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 USA boxing superstar out of retirement. While Mayweather reportedly made $9 million and looked to clearly be the more imposing fighter during the exhibition match, analysts and critics were quick to point out how Mayweather was fighting at a much heavier weight.

"We are both still undefeated", Mayweather said, per The Mirror's Jake Polden.

What did you think of the exhibition fight between Tenshin Nasukawa and Floyd Mayweather?

Then Mayweather called off the fight just as quickly as it was announced. "Once again, I'm still retired, I'm still 50-0, Tenshin is a great champion". Tokyo, I want to say thank you. "I came back for entertainment for the people of Japan". That said, nobody should blame Mayweather for getting paid for essentially doing nothing. I want the fans all around the world to support Tenshin.

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

The fight was the conclusion of a freaky buildup that featured Mayweather repeatedly claiming it was off and then back on again.

Thank you very much, Mayweather players who fought.

MMA writers pondered how good Conor McGregor really was, given the Irish UFC megastar took Mayweather 10 rounds in their 2017 exhibition fight; which made Mayweather almost $US200 million. He is a great champion and a great fighter. They wanted this to happen over here in Japan, so I said why not. "He's a great champion".

The 41-year old Mayweather seemed loose and smiled for most of the bout as he easily blocked the punches from the 20-year old kickboxer. Well, when he's picked up a million dollars a minute, who can blame him?

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