Floyd Mayweather Set To Fight Youtuber Deji in Dubai in November
FightersTalkTV.com – Undefeated legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather is set to take on British YouTube Star Deji in a Dubai exhibition fight on November 13. The former five-division world champion will face the KSI’s brother Deji in what will reportedly as a Global Titan fight series event featuring several four to six-round bouts with no scoring or judges.
Mayweather, 45, who officially retired in 2017 after beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor in ten rounds of their crossover bout, has been involved in three mega-money exhibitions in the ring to continue boosting his bank balance.
The 50-0 boxing icon has been making tens of millions during a worldwide retirement tour that has seen him fight in Japan, Miami and Dubai.
Undefeated Floyd Mayweather is set to fight British YouTuber Deji in Dubai on November 13
Undefeated Floyd Mayweather is set to fight British YouTuber Deji in Dubai on November 13.
The first was in 2018 against featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Tokyo which was promoted by RIZIN. He marked his return by wiping out Nasukawa in one round of their mismatch.
Mayweather then faced YouTuber Logan Paul in June 2021 in the full eight-round distance as Paul technically avoided defeat. He is now due to face Japanese MMA star Mikuru Asakura on September 25 before fighting against Deji later this year at the Coca Cola Arena.
It is understood both parties came to terms last week after an initial approach from Mayweather’s team. The Brit and his brother are two of the UK’s biggest YouTube stars, and he will draw a sizeable audience to Mayweather’s Global Titan Fight Series after his bout with Don Moore failed to attract much interest in the wider boxing world in last May.
Deji will surely be earning the biggest payday of his career when he faces Mayweather
Deji will surely be earning the biggest payday of his career when he faces Mayweather.
As one of Britains’ leading YouTubers, alongside his brother KSI, it is believed that Deji’s presence will attract a large audience to the Global Titans event, and his people were quick to agree to terms on what will surely be a huge payday.
Deji’s start to his boxing career was far from glamorous, with defeats in his first three fights before a statement win over Yousef ‘Fousey’ Erakat as part of the card at his brother’s event in August.
The 25-year-old sought the tutelage of former professional Daley Perales, who has helped him with motivation and fitness, and the fruits of the pairing were clear to see in a comfortable win over Perales.
Although a fight with arguably the greatest boxer of his generation in Mayweather is not yet confirmed, the YouTuber has teased at a possible reveal coming soon. The card for the event is believed to be littered with high-profile names, with a combination of influencers and professional fighters set to feature in Dubai.
Love Island Jack Fincham, Harley Benn – son of boxing legend Nigel – and Jake Paul are rumoured to be in talks to feature. And fans will surely be treated to a lavish and near-pantomime evening if any of Mayweather’s previous exhibitions are anything to by.
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