Mayweather Knocks Asakura Out as Pacquiao Watches on

Mayweather Knocks Asakura Out as Pacquiao Watches on
Floyd Mayweather during their press conference after an exhibition boxing match against Logan Paul at the Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida, June 6, 2021 Photo by Larry Marano

In another one of his exhibition games, Floyd Mayweather showed off why he is one of the best as he took down Mikuru Asakura via knockout in Japan on Sunday. Watching the exhibition match was fellow retired boxing great Manny Pacquiao.

45-year-old Mayweather dominated Asakura at the Saitama Super Arena where he arrived just an hour before the bout was to begin. In the footage, he was shown in his dressing room relaxing while surrounded by fast food takeaway.

Mayweather retired back in 2017 with an undefeated record of 50-0. He had earlier dismissed any possibility of a fight with Pacquiao.

The exhibition match with Asakura is another easy payday for Mayweather who had styled himself as Money Mayweather.

“It was another blockbuster turnout… boxing for me is like breathing,” Mayweather said. He also added that he was looking to fight more “YouTubers and MMA guys”. Pacquiao, however, is not on the cards.

“I retired for a reason,” said Mayweather. “I’m here to have fun and enjoy myself… but I’m not going to take no punishment to the point to where I can barely walk and barely talk.

“People will always pay to get a glimpse of Floyd Mayweather,” he said, before asking, “so why would I go out there and… fight a top fighter when I can get the same amount of money for three rounds with whoever?”

Asakura is a popular YouTuber and MMA Star in Japan. Before getting knocked out, he managed to give Mayweather a run for his money.

“I’m glad he threw a few shots, got the crowd excited. That’s what it’s about,” Mayweather said.

“I’m proud of him. I’m proud he came out here. He helped me entertain people. He did what he was supposed to do… We both had fun.”

Even if Pacquiao is not in his sights, Mayweather is reportedly close to finalizing a deal for a rematch with Conor McGregor.

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