Floyd Mayweather is mute winning boxing matches, even in the event that they couldn’t jog on his legitimate pro file.
The legendary boxer stopped Eastern MMA fighter and YouTuber Mikuru Asakura at the stay of the 2nd spherical with a immense correct hand on Sunday’s Rizin Combating Federation card in Saitama, Japan. It became Mayweather’s 2nd exhibition match this one year and his 2nd in Japan since his retirement from pro fights.
Mayweather will reportedly possess in the vary of $20 million for the bout, which became scheduled for 3 rounds. Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather’s prone rival, became ringside.
“I would adore to thank your total nation of Japan,” Mayweather said later on. “Unbelievable nation, inconceivable folks. An thrilling, inconceivable turnout. Spherical of applause for this gigantic competitor correct here.”
After a plain first spherical in which Asakura landed some physique shots, he had some success in the 2nd spherical, connecting loads of times to Mayweather’s head with lefts and rights from a southpaw stance.
But Mayweather, one of the important productive boxers ever and the ideal-grossing fight sports athlete of all time, came support with now now not easy shots of his get. He landed now now not easy to the physique correct forward of the impression then attach aside up Asakura for the immense correct at the 2nd-spherical bell, which in the wreck ended the bout.
Asakura became tiring getting up, and referee Kenny Bayless waved the war off forward of both boxer obtained to his corner after the 2nd.
“Thanks for having me,” Mayweather informed the group. “I could be support.”
Mayweather, 45, acknowledged Pacquiao in attendance in his postfight speech, calling him oddly a “future” world champion. Pacquiao, 43, addressed the fans forward of the exhibition and as soon as more later on.
Before the war, Pacquiao said Asakura, 30, had traveled to the Philippines to demand him for advice on compete in opposition to Mayweather. Pacquiao added that he became in attendance to enhance Asian fight sports. Later on, Pacquiao said twice that he hopes he’ll be invited support, inflicting the commentators to make investments that there would perchance perchance also very effectively be something brewing with Rizin, Mayweather and Pacquiao.
“I’m hoping this is now now not my closing invitation to ogle an ethical war, an ethical exhibition,” Pacquiao said.
In a habitual trouble forward of the bout, a man who became purported to bring Mayweather flowers — a fight sports custom in Japan — threw the bouquet down on the canvas as a alternative of handing it to Mayweather.
Mayweather came to the ring carrying a jersey with the number 50 on it, signifying his 50-0 pro file.
In December 2019, Mayweather completed Eastern kickboxing prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa in the first spherical after three knockdowns. Nasukawa competes at spherical 120 pounds. Asakura became mighty nearer to Mayweather’s weight, more than likely rather greater, on Saturday, though there became no legitimate shriveled weight.
In an undercard bout to the Mayweather vs. Asakura headliner, Mayweather’s bodyguard Ray “Jizzy Mack” Sadeghi became knocked out in a boxing match by 135-pound kickboxer Kouzi. There became no weigh-in, however Sadeghi became vastly higher than Kouzi in the ring.
Mayweather had an exhibition bout in opposition to Don Moore in Could perchance well perchance in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Mayweather has said he’ll buy half in a single other such matchup in the Heart East forward of the stay of the one year, though no opponent has been named.