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Mayweather easily beats MMA fighter Asakura in Japan exhibition

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By YURI KAGEYAMA

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Fools and their money ......

3 ( +8 / -5 )

Why do we keep promoting this barbaric, deadly sport.

Concussion and other types of brain injuries are set to become huge news in sports over the coming decade, as the years of neglect of these athletes starts to build, and the lawsuits start to mount.

It is archaic and unworthy of a modern society that we allow this type of paid violence to continue.

Japan would do well to lead the pack, rather than being a tame follower like all the rest.

-23 ( +1 / -24 )

Nothing about the dude who dropped the flowers onto the ring instead of respectfully handing them to Mayweather? If I were him I would have demanded he step back in the ring before I fight and give a groveling apology or I walk. Let the disappointed crowd deal with this wannabe gangster.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Japan would do well to lead the pack, rather than being a tame follower like all the rest.

I don't know if Japan will do away with karate, judo, aikido, kendo and sumo.

Every fighter knows the risks and as long as there's billions to be made from it, it's not going away anytime soon.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Floyd Mayweather Jr easily knocked out Mikuru Asakura, a popular Japanese MMA, or mixed martial artist, in the second round of an exhibition match in Japan Sunday. He said he had fun and promised to be back next year.

The two words "exhibition match" basically can tell the spectators what they should expect to see in this fight.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

It’s like the worst mistake these Rizin dudes can make is to actually land a couple punches. Once Floyd realizes his opponents actually intend to win he gets pissed and embarrasses them. “Oh, you actually think you can beat me? Ok, bye.”

10 ( +12 / -2 )

It’s no shame that an MMA guy loses a boxing match to one of the best boxers ever, even if he is old. I’m sure it would have gone the other way had it been MMA rules. Does anyone actually think Ali would have beaten Antonio Inoki fighting MMA rules? Not a chance.

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

Jon Scalon...

Why do we keep promoting this barbaric, deadly sport.

In terms of serious injury and death boxing is less dangerous than skiing, car racing, motorcycling, rugby, rodeo, parachuting, climbing, big wave surfing, base jumping, wing suit flying, downhill MTB, free diving, white water rafting, cave diving and American football.

So ban them all?

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Loved the guy who dissed Mayweather by throwing the flowers on the floor! Best action of the night.

Who is the creep gonna choose to "fight" next? A YouTuber? Tough Taxi Driver? Japanese schoolgirl kendo player?

-8 ( +5 / -13 )

Loved the guy who dissed Mayweather by throwing the flowers on the floor! Best action of the night.

Youre pretty much standing alone on this bud.

There are many comments from J-fans who are outraged at this wannabe' antics and have stated he doesn't speak for them.

Why the disrespect?

Because he keep them waiting? That's pretty much is thing...Mayweather time.

Because the dude is a racist? Hmm....

Because he thinks he's tougher. Hahaha....

or as I suspect. He's just a loser with an outdated haircut.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Man, the ring girl is smokin'.

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

Easy payday for Mayweather. One of the world's best ever boxers fighting a guy making boxing debut. Lucky the guy was not badly injured.

Surprised people pay to watch this but they also paid big money to watch Mickey Rourke box!

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Loved the guy who dissed Mayweather by throwing the flowers on the floor! Best action of the night.

Sounds like something my 13 year old cousin would say. "yeah, that was soo awesome!"

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Next up, Mayweather vs waiter from Gusto!

Lmbo.

Best boxer EVER vs a non boxer... who do you think is going to win?

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Floyd is smart as hell. Take the fools' money.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Why did that funny haïr styled guy authorized to enter the ring for handing flower only?

He should be banned from entering any boxing match in the world.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

He should be banned from entering any boxing match in the world.

100% agree.

Mayweather in choosing non-boxers and making a farce of the sport should have his boxing licence suspended around the world. He has reduced himself to a pantomime character.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

The highlight of this fight was watching those ring girls.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Mayweather in choosing non-boxers and making a farce of the sport should have his boxing licence suspended around the world.

He's retired. He doesn't need a license for exhibitions

As the article states:

He stressed he knew when to retire while remaining a big name in boxing. He was not interested in suffering physical hardships that may permanently damage his body, hinting opponents in exhibitions matches weren’t serious boxers.

“I retired for a reason,” he said. “Boxing is for a young man.”

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I see a lot of people ridicule Mayweather, and I personally never liked him or his boxing, but the guy is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, undefeated against opponents like De La Hoya, Mosley, Pacquaio, Hatton, and now boxes a few minutes for 20 million usd purses. While being a boxing promoter and owning a racing car team.

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Why did that funny haïr styled guy authorized to enter the ring for handing flower only?

I heard that he paid for the privilege through some kind of auction. I don't know the details.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Loved the guy who dissed Mayweather by throwing the flowers on the floor! Best action of the night.

Who is the creep gonna choose to "fight" next? A YouTuber? Tough Taxi Driver? Japanese schoolgirl kendo player?

Am both amused and saddened by your reaction to a Japanese guy getting beaten. But Mayweather is one of the all time great boxers and the best you can do is to call him a "creep".

It is not edifying.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

@ Ah So - he may well be one of the best pound for pound of the past 20 years. No dispute. But he is a multiple convicted woman-beating thug. Nasty little piece of work.

Yep - Mayweather is a creep. No question.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Never really liked boxing. Strange mix of feelings emerge.....but mostly it feels cruel to watch someone getting hit on purpose in order to make the opponent fall down and not get up.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

What a pathetic circus...

Man, the ring girl is smokin'.

She needs a sandwich..

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

This farce perpetrated on the public,is a shame Japanese,let him enter Japan,he not even enduring in America,Mayweather is not the all time best boxers Google Top All Time Boxers

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Mr Kipling,do you ever find anything in the world redeeming , maybe take a walk and enjoy nature ,

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