‘With Just 1 Punch…’: UFC Star Jorge Masvidal in Utter Disbelief as Retired Boxer ‘Beat the Brakes off an MMA Legend’ in a Fight

Published 09/26/2022, 9:00 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: Jorge Masvidal prepares to fight Darren Till of England in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at The O2 Arena on March 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

A day earlier, Floyd Mayweather made his return to Japan for his fourth exhibition fight. Mayweather, 45, fought Mikuru Asakura, a 30-year-old mixed martial artist inside the Saitama Super Arena, Japan. Although retired and past his prime, Mayweather outperformed Asakura in their fight. Even though Asakura entered with a noteworthy resume in mixed martial arts, Mayweather knocked him out.

Following Floyd Mayweather vs. Mikuru Asakura, UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal took to Facebook and commented about Mayweather and the fight. Lately, Masvidal is very active on Facebook. According to him, Mayweather is the greatest boxer to walk the planet earth.

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Masvidal wrote, “#FloydMayweather is the greatest Boxer to ever walk the planet earth. He DESTROYED a Prime #MannyPacquiao and #Canelo, now with just 1 punch He eliminates one of the greatest #MMA Fighter of all times! And pockets $20 Million in Cash!”

Jorge Masvidal believes Floyd Mayweather is the greatest boxer ever

Masvidal believes Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao when the Pilipino was in his prime. In addition, he thinks Mayweather’s treatment of Alvarez was impeccable. To top it all, Masvidal labels Asakura as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time whom ‘TBE’ eliminates in just one punch.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

About the figure that Mayweather made, Jorge is right. In a recent statement, Mayweather himself had said he was making somewhere around $20 Million just by performing for nine minutes. His exact words were, “From this exhibition alone I will making somewhere upwards of $15-20million. That’s just from this exhibition. So, it’s cool. Nine minutes, 20 million, not bad.”

However, to think about Masvidal’s words, when Mayweather fought Pacquiao, ‘TBE’ was 38, and Pacquiao, 36. The time when Mayweather fought Alvarez, the former was 36, but Alvarez was only 23 years old. There have been so many speculations over Alvarez’s level of maturity and ring IQ when he stepped in the ring with ‘TBE’. And speaking of Asakura, the Japanese entered the fight with an MMA record of 3 losses and 16 wins. In addition, he lacked a solid background when it came to boxing.

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Samrat Sardar

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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports and is currently a final year undergraduate student of English literature. A passionate content creator, he has been writing since his high school days, and possesses work experience as a commercial writer for companies such as WordsKraft among others. Samrat believes he fell in love with boxing the day he watched Vasiliy Lomachenko share the ring with Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Edited By: Ajinkya Aswale

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