Floyd Mayweather Confirms Exhibition Bout With KSI's Brother Deji

The fight is set to take place in the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on 13th November
19:10, 21 Sep 2022

Floyd Mayweather has confirmed he is to fight YouTube star Deji Olatunji in a big-money exhibition in Dubai at the Coca-Cola Arena on 13th November, as revealed by TMZ.

The news follows the retired boxer revealing that a rematch with MMA star Conor McGregor is set to take place next year, having beaten the Irishman to end his career with a 50-0 record. But before that, he is set for his fifth exhibition bout since retiring as a professional.

This weekend sees Mayweather stepping into the ring for his fourth exhibition match, where he is going glove-to-glove with Japanese YouTuber and MMA star Mikuru Asakura in Japan.

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"I have an exhibition with a hell of a fighter from Japan," Mayweather told TMZ. "He's big in [MMA] and he's also big on YouTube. Then I have one with the guy Deji; we will be doing an exhibition in Dubai at the Coca-Cola Arena; and that's in November."

The show will boast a star-studded line-up including Love Island winner Jack Fincham, Nigel Benn's son Harley Benn and former Bellator star Anthony Taylor.

Mayweather, 45, has been making tens of millions of dollars throughout his retirement tour that has seen him battle in Japan, Dubai and Miami. He knocked out Japanese kick-boxer Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018 before facing YouTuber Logan Paul in 2021 and ex-sparring partner Don Moore in May, also at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena.

As for Deji, the younger brother of fellow YouTuber and boxer KSI, he lost his first three boxing matches at the white-collar level. First he was stopped by Jake Paul in 2018, then by model Vinnie Hacker in 2021. 

He lost a split-decision to fellow YouTuber Alex Wassabi earlier this year, but came back with a stunning stoppage win over Yusef 'Fousey' Erakat at The O2 arena on the undercard of his brother's boxing return last month - where he has looked a different fighter since linking up with coach Daley Parales.

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