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Mayweather beats Japan’s Nasukawa by technical knockout

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Floyd Mayweather beat Japanese kickboxing phenomenon Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knockout on Monday in the first round of a New Year’s Eve “exhibition” bout that brought the US boxing superstar out of retirement. Mayweather floored Nasukawa, a kickboxer less than half his age, three …

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Mayweather to stage “entertainment” spectacle in Japan

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Boxer Floyd Mayweather says his New Year’s Eve bout with Japanese kick boxer Tenshin Nasukawa will be “all about the entertainment”. The nine-minute exhibition in Japan will have no official winner or loser if it goes the distance, and Mayweather said at a …

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Five Olympic Boxing greats

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Boxing is fighting for its Olympic future amid serious concerns over the governing body AIBA, threatening the participation of the sport at the Tokyo 2020 Games. The so-called “Sport of Kings” has a proud Olympic history and can chart its involvement back to the Ancient Games …

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Pacquiao teases Mayweather rematch after January bout

New York, United States | AFP | Filipino veteran Manny Pacquiao revealed Monday he has spoken with Floyd Mayweather about a possible sequel to their 2015 superfight, but said no decision would be taken on a rematch until the New Year. Speaking in New York to confirm details of his …

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Mayweather to face Japan kickboxer Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr said Monday he will come out of retirement to fight a Japanese kickboxer half his age, Tenshin Nasukawa, on New Year’s Eve in Saitama. The 41-year-old unbeaten American, who captured world titles in five different weight divisions and was considered …

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Ignore Mayweather-Nurmagomedov talk says UFC boss: report

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Floyd Mayweather has not contacted UFC about a boxing match with Khabib Nurmagomedov despite both sides hyping the prospect, UFC president Dana White told ESPN in a website posting Friday. “Don’t pay attention to it,” White said. “The Mayweather team has not approached …

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Fifty and out as Mayweather stops brave McGregor

Las Vegas, United States | AFP | Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor to win their money-spinning superfight by technical knockout here Saturday, securing his place in boxing history to head into retirement with a record 50th straight victory. Former welterweight boxing champion Mayweather, who had come out of a two-year …

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Floyd Mayweather wins with 10th round TKO

Fifty and out as Mayweather stops brave McGregor Las Vegas, United States | AFP | Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor with a 10th-round stoppage here Saturday to win their money-spinning superfight and clinch his 50th straight victory. Former welterweight boxing champion Mayweather, who had emerged from a two-year retirement to take …

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