$65,000 per second for beating RIZIN MMA star

Yusuke Yachi was left with a devastating eye injury during his fight with Johnny Case. Credit RIZIN

Yusuke Yachi was left with a devastating eye injury during his fight with Johnny Case. Credit RIZIN

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.

As for Mayweather - don't be surprised if he picks up another one of these easy pay day boxing matches in the new year.

It didn't take long for Floyd Mayweather to knock out his opponent Tenshin Nasukawa yesterday.

Nasukawa, an undefeated kickboxing sensation who had vowed to "take down Mayweather" was left in tears in the ring but was hailed by his opponent, who claimed on Instagram he will earn $9 million for the bout.

Mayweather also ensured that the rules were changed because despite Rizin having it in the contract that both men would fight with their brand's gloves, Mayweather took to the ring with his usual Grand brand.

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

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However, just as abruptly as it was announced, it was called off just three days later. He was gracious in victory, hugging the weeping Nasukawa and calling him "still a great champion". Toyko, Japan - you guys are wonderful - I want to say "Thank you".

"What if I told you I was making $9,000,000 for 9 minutes of sparring in Tokyo Japan would you do the same if you were me?" That said, nobody should blame Mayweather for getting paid for essentially doing nothing.

"I want to thank God for this turn out and the event.

You guys have been fantastic, thank you". He's a great guy, he's a guy fighter. They wanted this to happen over here in Japan, so I said why not.

Perhaps Mayweather, who laid it on a bit thick given that Tenshin showed zero aptitude for boxing, will in fact remain retired from real boxing. "He's a great champion".

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