Floyd Mayweather’s fight against Tenshin Nasukawa was ‘fake’, says Brendan Schaub

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FORMER UFC star Brendan Schaub has labelled Floyd Mayweather’s bout against Tenshin Nasukawa as fake as he claims he has “seen better acting in pornos.”

The five-weight boxing world champion knocked out his 20-year-old opponent in the first round in Japan, putting the kickboxing sensation on the canvas three times.

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Floyd Mayweather knocked out Tenshin Nasukawa in the opening round of their exhibition bout

Mayweather, 41, pocketed a reported £7.1m for the fight, as he left Nasukawa bawling his eyes out after being humiliated in front of his adoring supporters.

But fans were quick to claim the match-up was a fix, with the majority believing it was a set-up after Tenshin’s corner threw the towel in after 136 seconds.

Nasukawa usually competes as a featherweight (126lbs), and came in a whopping two stone lighter for the welterweight clash.

Mayweather’s former foes Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor both mocked his victory in Tokyo, with Pac Man referencing the weight difference.

 Nasukawa could not deal with the size of Mayweather in their clashEPA
Nasukawa could not deal with the size of Mayweather in their clash
 Former UFC star Brendan Schaub has labelled the match-up as fakeGetty – Contributor
Former UFC star Brendan Schaub has labelled the match-up as fake

And Schaub — who amassed an MMA record of 10-5 — is adamant that the fight on December 31 was staged.

In quotes obtained by Boxing Scene, Schaub — now host of podcast show Below The Belt for Showtime — said: “I’ve seen better acting in pornos.

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