Mayweather Jr. disposed of his opponent.
Mayweather Jr. disposed of his opponent.

Floyd’s shock admission after savage demolition

FLOYD Mayweather has incredibly admitted he isn't "in shape" - despite crushing Tenshin Nasukawa in their exhibition fight in Japan.

The undefeated boxing legend needed just 136 seconds to dispose of a man two stone lighter than him in what turned into huge mismatch.

It led to many boxing fans on social media declaring it to be "a fix" - but to anybody who knows the sport it was only going to go one way.

Mayweather has won all 50 of his pro fights, hardly looking in any danger in most of them, and will go down in history as one of the pound-for-pound best ever.

But despite this demolition job on the Japanese mixed martial artist, Mayweather admitted he was far from his best.

He said: "You know me, I'm just an old man.

"I ain't in shape, body ain't in shape, I'm just an old man trying to make it."

And make it he did - with the 41-year-old making more than £7million for the easiest of night's work.

 

He earlier posted on Instagram: "What if I told you I was making $9,000,000 for 9 minutes of sparring in Tokyo Japan.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. delivers his left to Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. delivers his left to Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.

"Would you do the same if you were me? I like to call it a 9 minute walk through."

When the first bell sounded the unbeaten five-weight world boxing champion strolled out with a grin on his face as his 20-year-old took to the centre of the ring.

Nasukawa looked completely out of his depth in his first boxing fight, swinging wildly in an attempt to land a blow on his opponent.

One landed on the glove of Mayweather, and that appeared to sting him into action as he returned with a sharp flurry to deck the home favourite with a short left to the body.

The fight descended into farce when another dig from Mayweather left Nasuwaka staggering back like a drunk before falling down for a second time.

And another half-hearted punch to the side of the head did for the kickboxer a third time - and his corner threw in the towel after 136 seconds of the fight.

Mayweather also reiterated he has no intentions of returning to professional boxing after destroying Nasukawa.

Mayweather Jr. insists he’s still retired.
Mayweather Jr. insists he’s still retired.

Despite the dominant performance, Mayweather insisted he doesn't wish to return as a pro boxer purely labelling his appearance in Japan as 'entertainment'.

Mayweather said: "It was all about entertainment but we had fun.

"Tokyo, Japan, you guys have been amazing and thank you.

"I want to say thank you to Tenshin. This is all about entertainment. Tenshin is still undefeated, I'm still retired.

"I did this just to entertain. Once again, I'm still retired. I'm still 50-0."

"I'm going to say it again, I'm still retired - I don't look forward to coming back."

Mayweather has officially retired three times, firstly after beating Ricky Hatton in 2007, then after outpointing Andre Berto in 2015 before finally calling it a day against Conor McGregor last year.

Floyd Mayweather beat Japanese kickboxing phenomenon Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knockout. Picture: AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko
Floyd Mayweather beat Japanese kickboxing phenomenon Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knockout. Picture: AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

However, Money is his name and it always talks, as Mayweather boasted about receiving a $9 million paycheck for the glorified sparring match.

Nasukawa, who at 20 is 21 years Mayweather's junior, had to move up from featherweight (122lbs) to the welterweight limit of 147 lbs to take on Mayweather.

While Mayweather wore different gloves to those he had reportedly agreed to wear pre-fight.

Mayweather donned his traditional Grant gloves, as it became apparent he ditched the Rizin ones that was reported to be mandatory ahead of the bout.

Though mattered little as the American beat his second consecutive southpaw boxing debutant.

Nasukawa was left in tears as Tokyo watched their adored superstar battered in dominant fashion with Mayweather only stepping his foot on the gas one minute into the affair.

After the fight Nasukawa addressed his fans on social media as he claimed he didn't regret taking the fight.

Nasukawa said: "It was a challenge to fight with being said to be reckless. Although the result has been knocked down, I do not regret it.

"I did not reach Mayweather at my own 20 years, but I came out with courage.

"Thank you very much, Mayweather players who fought, thank you very much for everyone who supported me.

"I could not shape your thoughts, but I will continue to challenge from now on - everyone, thank you again."