When we last saw Japanese sensation Tenshin Nasukawa, the 20-year-old striking phenom was dominated and defeated by Floyd Mayweather Jr in a special boxing exhibition at RIZIN FF 14 on New Year’s Eve. In his first appearance in any combat sports competition in 2019, Tenshin finished in style.
Competing in the RISE World Series 58 kg kickboxing tournament early Sunday morning, Tenshin fought Argentina’s Federico Roma in the quarterfinals. In the third round, Nasukawa secured his spot in the semifinals with a cartwheel kick that put Roma down and out in front of a raucous crowd at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.
Watch the video below, because you won’t be disappointed.
The pose did it. pic.twitter.com/S3bTmtsdbG— inxxane (@inxxane) March 10, 2019
那須川天心KO勝ち @AbemaTV で視聴中 https://t.co/j71Kbf3JP1 #RISEWS pic.twitter.com/WZsTpBv2jh— K-1×Krushアカウント (@kwanguranpuri) March 10, 2019
Just another wonderful knockout to add to his rapidly growing highlight reel. Tenshin is still undefeated in kickboxing competition.
Tenshin is slated to return to RIZIN on April 21st, and hopefully it’s not some nonsense boxing exhibition with Gervonta Davis.