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2019

Tenshin Nasukawa returns from Floyd Mayweather loss with cartwheel KO

World Boxing News 11/03/2019

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Tenshin Nasukawa bounced back from his expected first round defeat to Floyd Mayweather in December with a superb KO victory.

The youngster, who lost to Mayweather on New Year’s Eve in an exhibition bout, got back to winning ways in spectacular style.

Facing Argentinian Federico Roma, Nasukawa sized up his opponent in the third round before unleashing an astonishing cartwheel kick.

It was a stunning ending and puts Nasukawa firmly on top of his game.

The fight was over almost immediately as Nasukawa pushed his record to an impressive 34-0, 26 KO’s in the kickboxing stakes.

Nasukawa has been linked to a cross-codes battle with Conor McGregor since being dropped three times by Mayweather.

In a social media exchange, the pair both expressed their interest in fighting.

“I wish to go to Tokyo to face Tenshin Nasukawa in a Mixed Martial Arts exhibition bout before this summer,” McGregor stated after witnessing Mayweather’s win.

“Please arrange this, this instant. Yours sincerely, the ‘champ champ.”

Nasukawa responded: “Dear Mr. McGregor. Thank you very much for remembering my name.

“I’m honoured that you would even consider fighting me.

“58kg, kickboxing rules would probably get us in the ring sometime in the near future.

“I will fight my RISE world GP this year so please watch your diet and wait for me.”

McGregor lost last time out to Khabib Nurmagomedov and is set to return soon.


FLOYD MAYWEATHER

Mayweather is yet to formally announce a return to Japan despite stating a July date was in the pipeline.

The former pound for pound king continues to be linked with a rematch against Manny Pacquiao.

Recently sharing Instagram videos of respective training, Mayweather and Pacquiao could meet later in 2019.

Dates over the summer or in September or October are highly possible. Both legends stand to make a bucket load of cash for a world title return.

Furthermore, Las Vegas at the MGM Grand or T-Mobile Arena are set to fight it out to host.

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