Mayweather records win over MMA fighter

In an exhibition battle held on Sunday in Saitama, Japan, former world champion Floyd Mayweather submitted Japanese mixed martial artist Mikuru Asakura.

Floyd Mayweather defeated Japanese Mixed Martial Arts fighter Mikuru Azakura with a crushing right hand at the end of the second round of a fight that had no judges, meaning the outcome would not be recorded on the fighter’s record.

The 45-year-old Mayweather, who retired from professional boxing in 2017, was in action for the second bout this year after defeating Don Moore in Abu Dhabi earlier in May.

Mayweather, who has a perfect 50-0 career record, used his jab to keep the fight at arm’s length in the first round.

However, in the first minute, a competitive Azakura landed a heavy body shot on the former World champion.

A more aggressive Mayweather, on the other hand, landed a big overhand right at the tail end of round two, dropping the Japanese to the canvas heavily at the bell.

It was the 30-year-old Asakura’s first boxing match, albeit an exhibition, despite having a 16-3 MMA record.

Following the fight, Mayweather addressed the crowd and expressed his gratitude to everyone who attended, including eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.

Source: Sports Brief

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