On December 31st, Floyd Mayweather Jr. stepped out of retirement and into the boxing ring to take on a 20-year old kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa. The fight was dubbed an “exhibition” as all of the rules were in favor of Mayweather including forcing Nasukawa to add nearly 20 pounds in order to fight Floyd at 147 pounds. To nobody’s surprise, Floyd easily crushed Tenshin and left him in tears.
Nasukawa didn’t even make it out of the 1st round of their 3 round exhibition. His corner threw in the towel after Floyd knocked down the Japanese kickboxer for a third time. Despite this not going on either fighter’s professional record, it still leaves a stain on Tenshin’s career as he was severely restricted in this fight and took it seriously. Floyd made the following comments after his successful exhibition:
“It was all about entertainment. We had fun. I’m still retired. I don’t look forward to coming back to boxing. I did it just to entertain fans in Japan. I’m still retired, I’m still 50-0, and Nasukawa is still undefeated and a hell of a fighter.”
According to outlets that covered this farce, Nasukawa never hit Mayweather with anything significant. Floyd smiled most of the time and unleashed some left hooks that put down Tenshin multiple times. The most drama out of this entire event was Floyd showing up two hours late. It left Rizin and many others worried that Mayweather wasn’t going to show up for the exhibition.
Since September, all of the buzz has been about a potential rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Floyd opened as a -230 favorite and Manny opened as a +180 underdog. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like this fight is going to happen anytime soon if you take Floyd’s latest comments seriously.
Mayweather plans on staying retired despite his public teasing of wanting to fight Pacquiao a few months ago. It started out with Floyd saying it would happen and Manny agreeing. It then transitioned into Floyd wanting a tune-up fight first. So, Pacquiao decided to fight Adrien Broner on January 19th instead of waiting for Floyd.
Despite his decision to stay retired, many online betting sites have boxing props for Mayweather vs Pacquiao. MyBookie is one of those internet boxing sportsbooks that list odds on a potential Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight.
The first prop bet is the outcome of the fight:
If you believe the fight will go the distance then you can also bet the following:
Keep an eye out for any boxing prop bets that gives you odds on whether this fight will happen or not.
Floyd had tried to publicly draw interest in this exhibition by calling it “entertainment.” In fact, he put in more effort to lobby for people to watch this farce than he did in the actual exhibition. It’s been reported that Mayweather Jr. was to be paid $9 million dollars for this farce. If that’s true, then Mayweather stole that money as he beat up a 20-year old kid who looked like a child fighting an adult inside the ring.
In total, the exhibition lasted 2:12 before Tenshin’s corner threw in the towel. This means that Floyd made over $68,000 per second. Let that sink in for a moment. Not only did Floyd show up two hours late, he also stole $9 million dollars from a promotion that thought their 20-year old could hang with one of boxing’s greatest fighters.
Once again, the only person to come out ahead in this entire disaster was Floyd as he gets a free trip to Japan and leaves the country with $9 million in his pocket.
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