Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather earns 9 million dollars in 2 minutes on New Year’s eve

first_imgFloyd Mayweather came out of retirement briefly to score a lucrative victory in an exhibition boxing match in Japan over kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa that will do more for his bank balance than it did for the reputation of combat sports.The 20-year-old, who is unbeaten in professional kickboxing and mixed martial arts, was sent crashing to the canvas three times in the first round by Mayweather, leading the Japanese fighter’s corner to throw in the towel.The fight topped the bill for the prestigious New Year’s Eve event promoted by Rizin, one of Asia’s fast-growing mixed martial arts organisations, at the Saitama Super Arena, and though it has drawn international attention, it was little more than a shrewd branding move for all concerned.But for Mayweather, it was about more than just entertainment – the 41-year-old American intimated on Instagram that he would be paid nine million dollars for the fight, which was scheduled for three rounds.Fought at a weight limit of 147 pounds, there were no judges in attendance and the fight does not count toward the professional record of either fighter.Mayweather’s August 2017 knockout victory in a boxing match against brash Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor ignited speculation that he would cross over into the world of MMA, but the Rizin bout was strictly limited to punches. Japan’s unbeaten professional kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa stood no chance in front of Floyd Mayweather. (Reuters Photo)There was less than an hour left in 2018 as first Tenshin and then Mayweather made their way down the long ramp to the ring just after 11 pm local time, accompanied by their entourages and with loud music booming around the arena.advertisementProwling the ring and smiling for the cameras as the American national anthem was sung, Mayweather continued grinning after the bout began.Although Tenshin connected with one early shot, he offered no real resistance as Mayweather used all his guile and enormous power to rip shots to the body and head at will.”It was all about entertainment – we had fun,” Mayweather said in the ring following his win.”The fans in Japan, they wanted this to happen, so I said why not. Once again, I’m still retired, I’m still 50-0, Tenshin is a great champion,” he added.Also Read | Swimming: 5-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin retires at 23Also Read | Work on fitness, change in playing style: Manika Batra has begun Olympic preparationslast_img read more

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Alphaliner HMM to Add 34 Ships to THE Alliances Network

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license South Korean container shipping major Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is expected to add some 34 ships to THE Alliance’s network in 2020, according to data provided by Alphaliner.Citing deployment plans revealed earlier by HMM, the shipping analyst said that the company would add up to 519,000 TEU to the network once it joins THE Alliance as a full member on April 1, 2020.Although the alliance members have not yet disclosed their new network plans for the next year, Alphaliner noted that the Korean carrier’s ships are expected to be deployed on the following routes:– Asia – North Europe route, where twelve 23,000 TEU newbuildings are scheduled for deployment from the second quarter of 2020;– Asia – Med or Asia – US East Coast route would feature ten of the company’s 13,000 TEU ships, including three vessels currently chartered out to the 2M alliance;– Asia – Pacific Southwest (USWC) route, where HMM would send six 10,000 TEU units, all of which are currently chartered out to the 2M;– Asia – Pacific Northwest (USWC) route, where the company would deploy eight of its 8,600 TEU vessels.Additionally, another eight HMM 15,000 TEU newbuildings are expected to be deployed on the Asia – US East Coast route from the second quarter of 2021.Alphaliner further said that HMM is expected to cooperate with THE Alliance partners on the Far East – Middle East routes, although its participation in the trade is to be downgraded from the 13,000 TEU scale to tonnage of 5,000 to 6,600 TEU.Apart from the newbuildings that the South Korean major would receive in 2020 and 2021, its fleet will be strengthened in April 2020 by redeliveries of nine 10,000 – 13,000 TEU ships currently (sub-)chartered out to Maersk and MSC.The charters were among the conditions set for the 2M-HMM agreement that was signed in March 2017. It resulted in the withdrawal of HMM tonnage from the Far East – North Europe, Far East – Med and Far East – USEC routes.The new arrangement with THE Alliance will allow HMM ships to return to the Far East – Med and Far East – USEC routes. At the same time, the carrier will be able to gradually replace the 5,000 TEU classic panamax ships that it started to send onto the Far East – North Europe route in 2018, with 23,000 TEU giants as of April 2020.last_img read more

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