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Mayweather crushes Nasukawa in one round

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Mayweather dropped Nasukawa three times before the latter’s corner threw in the towel

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Floyd Mayweather just made more than $3,000,000/minute.

Despite the bizarre buildup to the bout and Mayweather’s later-than-expected entrance, which treated viewers to almost two hours of intermission, his bout with Tenshin Nasukawa finally took place this morning at RIZIN 14. The contrast in attitude was clear from the beginning, as a smiling Mayweather casually flicked out both hands and a dour Nasukawa tried to find room for his jab.

Nasukawa landed the first real blow, a clean overhand left, but Mayweather returned the favor with a left hook that sent the younger man to the canvas. Nasukawa got back to his feet and dug in for a firefight, only for Mayweather to go low-high with a pair of right hooks and score an even more authoritative knockdown. Finally, Mayweather clipped him with a 3-2 that had Nasukawa flailing on the mat, and though the ref gave him a count, Nasukawa’s corner wisely stopped it.

Mayweather’s boxing record doesn’t change, but he’s now 2-0 (2 KO) against guys who aren’t boxers.

If you want to see more about the event that preceded this fight, which featured quite a few impressive finishes, click here to see the writeup at MMA Mania.