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Floyd Mayweather stopped Deji in the sixth round of their exhibition bout in Dubai, at the end of a chaotic and somewhat farcical night. Having only fought YouTubers before, and winning his first fight in August after three amateur defeats, Deji took to the ring against one of the sport’s greats, as Mayweather continued his run of exhibitions.

The 45-year-old toyed with Deji for much of the first five rounds, spending most of the time arguing with his opponents’ corner. That was particularly the case after Mayweather was warned for a number of low blows, perhaps an irritated response after Deji landed a shot that marked up the American’s eye.

Mayweather, who spent the time in between the early rounds parading around the ring and doing pad work, had his corner work on his eye ahead of the sixth round, while he looked around and saw Deji doing press-ups. That was perhaps the spark he needed to put an end to what was the ultimate mismatch, even if the YouTuber had a couple of bright moments. Mayweather could have ended it at any second and that moment came in the sixth, as the referee jumped in following a couple of heavy shots.

Boxing schedule and results

Floyd Mayweather bt Deji

Tommy Fury (Exhibition) Rolly Lambert

J’Hon Ingram (Exhibition) Koji Tanaka

Jadier Herrera bt Franklin Manzanilla

Jack Fincham (Exhibition) Anthony Taylor

Delfine Persoon (No Contest) Ikram Kerwat

Bobby Fish bt Boateng Pempreh

Mayweather vs Deji latest news

  • Mayweather stops Deji in sixth round

  • Deji calls out Justin Bieber

  • Chaos between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury after exhibition

  • Persoon fight ruled a no contest

Farcical night in Dubai

23:06 , Matt Verri

Floyd Mayweather stopped Deji in the sixth round of their exhibition bout in Dubai, at the end of a chaotic and somewhat farcical night.

Having only fought YouTubers before, and winning his first fight in August after three amateur defeats, Deji took to the ring against one of the sport’s greats, as Mayweather continued his run of exhibitions.

The 45-year-old toyed with Deji for much of the first five rounds, spending most of the time arguing with his opponents’ corner. That was particularly the case after Mayweather was warned for a number of low blows, perhaps an irritated response after Deji landed a shot that marked up the American’s eye.

Mayweather, who spent the time in between the early rounds parading around the ring and doing pad work, had his corner work on his eye ahead of the sixth round, while he looked around and saw Deji doing press-ups.

That was perhaps the spark he needed to put an end to what was the ultimate mismatch.

Read our full report on the night here

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Not wrong!

22:39 , Matt Verri

Another lucrative night for Mayweather

22:24 , Matt Verri

More from Deji...

22:18 , Matt Verri

“I want to keep fighting, 100%.

“I wouldn’t mind fighting Justin Bieber. Liam Payne. Anyone who wants it really, I want all the smoke.”

Deji wanted more!

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22:08 , Matt Verri

Deji calls out Justin Bieber and Liam Payne!

Mayweather presents him with a belt, someone else hands over a medal. Deji heading home with a lot of extra luggage.

Mayweather sends message to Deji

22:05 , Matt Verri

“I always want you to go after your dreams and what you believe in.

“I din’t get to where I got to overnight. I had a great team, I couldn’t do it myself.

“I’m glad he landed a good shot - this is a part of entertainment. You’re a hell of a fighter and competitor... keep building.”

How it finished...

22:04 , Matt Verri

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Big hug between the two of them in the ring, Deji with a smile on his face. Safe to say it’s a night he’ll never forget.

Mayweather went through the gears in that sixth round - not sure he was too thrilled with Deji doing push-ups.

Mayweather stops Deji

22:01 , Matt Verri

Round 6

Deji doing press-ups between rounds, as Mayweather continues to get work on that swelling above the eye. The American turns to look at his opponent, think he might look to end this now.

Mayweather is loading up now, Deji clinches and ties him up. Good work to be fair. Deji lands an uppercut too - problem is Mayweather lands four of his own.

Mayweather piling on the pressure now, uppercut and left hook hurt him. AND IT’S WAVED OFF!

Probably a good call from the referee, stopped before Deji gets really hurt.

Mayweather vs Deji

21:58 , Matt Verri

Round 5

Mayweather getting a bit of work on that eye between rounds, that has stopped the dancing. Few verbals between him and Deji’s corner too - not sure that is going to help Deji.

The YouTuber has already made it through more than half of the fight and landed a shot that marked up Mayweather - he can be more more than happy with his efforts.

Deji lands a couple of solid jabs now, but he looks a bit hurt now as Mayweather responds with one of his own. He looks to land a big right hand, Deji ducks under it.

Mayweather vs Deji

21:55 , Matt Verri

Round 4

How much more of this does Mayweather want? Will be over the second he has had enough.

Looks like this might be it, he’s opening up a bit now. Deji landed something resembling a clean shot above the eye and Mayweather had decided to click into gear.

Warned about a couple of low shots, just swats the referee away as he marches forward. And there’s another low one - warned by the referee. Mayweather arguing with Deji’s corner while the fight goes on, they’re not happy.

Looks to be a bit of swelling on Mayweather’s eye from that earlier shot.

Mayweather vs Deji

21:52 , Matt Verri

Round 3

Mayweather doing some work with his coach in the corner, that’s ten times more challenging than what’s happening between rounds. He then strolls ove to Deji and gives him a pep talk.

This is a bit of a shambles, in keeping with what we’ve seen tonight really.

Deji throws a couple of shots, landing the uppercut. Met with a huge smile from Mayweather, who responds with two big body shots. And now a looping right hand.

Mayweather sits back on the ropes and gets his hands up, letting Deji throw something. Gets bored of that after about ten seconds though, back to dominating now.

Deji in a bit of trouble, Mayweather steps away and starts twirling and dancing instead.

Mayweather vs Deji

21:49 , Matt Verri

Round 2

Mayweather could end this literally any second. Between rounds he took the card and paraded around the ring.

He throws some punches while looking at Deji’s corner - gets caught for the first time but there’s no real power on it.

Deji’s corner speaking to Mayweather, he’s talking to them while beating up their man. Lets the combinations go as Deji is pushed back onto the ropes.

Another two minutes of Mayweather being on another planet.

Mayweather vs Deji

21:46 , Matt Verri

Round 1

This feels cruel already. Mayweather just strolling around laughing, slapping away every Deji jab. The YouTuber covers up as Mayweather threatens to move forward, American just laughs.

Mayweather with his hands by his side, dancing around and his head movement is far too good for Deji to land anything at all.

Two-minute rounds, over in a flash.

Up and running!

21:44 , Matt Verri

Underway in the first of eight rounds in this exhibition.

Here we go!

21:41 , Matt Verri

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Half of Dubai seems to be following Mayweather to the ring, he’s walking as slowly as he can.

Doing everything he can to unsettle Deji... who has only ever fought YouTubers.

Both in the ring, it’s very nearly time for the first bell!

21:37 , Matt Verri

KSI among those in Deji’s corner, he’s giving his brother some last words of encouragement. Incredible moment for the two of them.

And now here’s Mayweather - crowd very much not on his side in the arena. Doubt he’s too bothered.

Here comes Deji!

21:35 , Matt Verri

He’s first to walk to the ring, trying to look as relaxed as he can. Can only imagine what’s going through his head right now.

He’s dancing, looking chilled. Doing a good job of hiding any nerves.

21:34 , Matt Verri

It’s now four minutes since we were told the ring walks were a minute away.

Right here we go. The announcer is in the ring, it’s actually time.

One minute away!

21:30 , Matt Verri

Here. We. Go.

They’re reportedly now wearing 10oz gloves, rather than 14oz gloves. Mayweather has got his wish.

Poor Deji.

21:28 , Matt Verri

Deji is having to wait an absolute age. Not sure what’s going on behind the scenes, but it’s been reported that the dispute over gloves is sorted.

Mayweather giving Deji the full experience here - slightly strange behaviour considering the American could do literally anything he wants to in the fight.

21:21 , Matt Verri

Crowd weren’t thrilled during the Tommy Fury fight, not sure they’re too delighted at still waiting for this either.

1:20am in Dubai now - they’re looking at an empty ring.

Might need to get big John Fury back...

21:16 , Matt Verri

Mayweather has often said he matches the intensity from his opponents in these exhibitions.

Bit of a warning to Deji... come out too fast and the response will be swift.

Not sure there really is a gameplan for Deji that sees him last more than few rounds. At best.

Garcia’s money is pretty safe...

21:08 , Matt Verri

Taylor as humble as ever

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21:01 , Matt Verri

“I am pretty much the face of boxing,” says Taylor.

Reminder that he is 2-3 as a professional, losing to Tommy Fury last year.

KSI now being called out too - Taylor is not picky.

20:59 , Matt Verri

Mic being passed around at ringside, basically anyone and everyone calling out Floyd Mayweather.

“I don’t fight for free” is the proclamation from Anthony Taylor, who was in action earlier on the card. He’s desperate to fight Mayweather for the money and the... money.

20:56 , Matt Verri

There were reports a bit earlier that the main event was in doubt, due to a disagreement behind the scenes over the gloves. Not quite sure why Mayweather is playing mind games with Deji.

All seems to be sorted though, not long now until the fighters start their ring walks. Mayweather does like to keep people waiting though...

No clothes taken off here...

20:53 , Matt Verri

20:50 , Matt Verri

“When they step into the ring, then we’re going to find out.”

One of the presenters really putting his neck on the line when asked for a prediction for Tommy Fury vs Jake Paul. Bold.

A couple of small differences between the two...

20:47 , Matt Verri

Different angle of the chaos!

20:44 , Matt Verri

Jake Paul on potential Tommy Fury fight...

20:40 , Matt Verri

“I think it would be interesting. The problem is will he show up in the ring? That’s what I’m worried about.

“I would like to fight Tommy, I would like to fight a professional boxer, but none of them want to get in a ring with him.”

What Deji has said

20:37 , Matt Verri

“I’m looking to land a punch. That would be amazing of course against the best defensive fighter in the world. So, I’m looking to have fun, I’m looking to showcase my skills and show what YouTubers can do.

“Me being in there with Floyd is only going to enhance my skills in boxing and push me further up the ladder.

“Then I’m going to keep dominating the YouTube boxing scene after.”

20:34 , Matt Verri

Commentary team saying members of the Paul and Fury camps have been seen shaking hands at ringside.

Are we eventually going to see that fight at some point?

Don’t think Paul will be too concerned after that performance from Fury tonight.

Advantage Deji.. sort of

20:31 , Matt Verri

About the only thing Deji has in his favour is size.

He weighed in at 175.2lbs yesterday, with Mayweather at 154.3lbs. Whether Deji can get even vaguely close enough to the American to make that count is a competely different matter.

Next up - the main event!

20:26 , Matt Verri

Believe it or not, John Fury vs Jake Paul was not the main event. There is more to come.

Floyd Mayweather vs Deji is the only fight left on the bill - at least the only official one.

Won’t be long until the two of them start making their way to the ring.

Tommy tries to explain performance...

20:24 , Matt Verri

“I had to come in and fight this man. 15-1, he’s got WBC and WBA titles, he’s knocked out 12. I had the b******s to get in this ring and fight him on a few hours’ notice.”

And then there’s a message for Jake Paul...

Do not adjust your screens, you are seeing this...

20:19 , Matt Verri

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Fury, of the Tommy variety, grabs the mic and slags off Paul again. Demands he gets into the ring.

Paul tells him to come to ringside instead, Fury moves that way and is immediately swarmed by security.

This is a complete mess.

20:16 , Matt Verri

John and Tommy screaming from the ring telling Paul to come in, Paul standing at ringside telling them to come over.

Tommy has some energy to burn off after six rounds of nothing. Well at least there was something vaguely entertaining.

Here’s a taste of Paul’s commentary...


20:14 , Matt Verri

John Fury has taken is shirt off and has lunged at Jake Paul, who is taunting him from ringside!

Finally some entertainment - some shadow boxing from senior Fury who has fully lost his head.

Paul just laughing at him really.

Fury vs Lambert

20:12 , Matt Verri

Round 6

Last round of the exhibition - will we actually see some action?

“Come on Tommy” is the shout from his corner, but he just holds Lambert as the distance is closed. Crowd have not enjoyed this at all, can’t blame them for the constant boos.

And there’s the final bell, not a moment too soon either. That was awful.

Fury vs Lambert

20:09 , Matt Verri

Round 5

Fury and his team going to have to do some serious work to try and put a positive spin on this. He’s not throwing anything.

Lambert turns his back and walks away, Fury too busy dancing to take advantage. Now they clinch and guess what? More boos.

More body rolls, nothing in the way of punches. Shambles.

Fury vs Lambert

20:06 , Matt Verri

Round 4

More boos from the crowd. Only one having fun is Jake Paul it would appear.

That’s a bit better from Fury, at least throws a right hand. Lambert then throws his hands up to the crowd as they boo, Fury does the same.

Both Fury and Lambert seem to be celebrating every time they throw a punch.

Four minutes to go - hang on in there everyone.

Fury vs Lambert

20:03 , Matt Verri

Round 3

Probably for the best for Fury that there won’t be a winner in this fight - he wouldn’t exactly be cruising to a points win the way it’s going. Nothing is happening.

He takes a bit of time out to shout at Paul, before both fighters start dancing. Boos from the crowd - this is a mess really.

More dancing, Fury gets caught with a left hand. Halfway through what has been a bizarre fight so far.

Fury vs Lambert

20:00 , Matt Verri

Round 2

Decent combination from Fury, Lambert didn’t move an inch though. He doesn’t look particularly bothered by the power coming his way.

So far the commentary from Paul is significantly more interesting than the action inside the ring - he’s not impressed with what he’s seeing.

Fury not really throwing much at all, Lambert lands a couple of jabs. And now Paul is full on heckling him. What a show.

Fury vs Lambert

19:57 , Matt Verri

Round 1

Just two-minute rounds, first 60 seconds goes by without a punch really being thrown. Jake Paul has apologised four times for his swearing, in between slagging off the gloves.

Fury looking to double up on the jab, before the two fighters then strut around about six feet apart from each other.

Non-even of a first round really.

Here we go!

19:55 , Matt Verri

John Fury prowling around as ever.

We are ready to get this fight, exhibition, whatever it is underway!

19:53 , Matt Verri

“I can’t believe he’s actually fighting someone, it’s amazing.”

Jake Paul is going to enjoy every second of this Fury exhibition. He’s so far slagged off the ring size and the gloves too.

19:51 , Matt Verri

Lambert is in the ring, Paul on commentary. This is going to be fun.

Six two-minute rounds for this fight, as Paul asks what he’s doing. We’re off to a flyer.

Fury next to ring walk.

19:48 , Matt Verri

The announcer is in the ring, giving a big build-up to... Jake Paul.

Not sure why he’s pretty much getting his Wikipedia page read out, but there we go. And now he’s strolling towards the ring.

Doing a decent job of pretending he’s not enjoying the attention. He’ll be joining the commentary team.

19:45 , Matt Verri

It will be a six round bout for Fury, against Lambert who is 15-1-1.

With KSI and Jake Paul ringside, it’s going to be fun whatever happens. Feel like Fury has a point to prove after the issues out of the ring.

Lambert took the fight on a couple of hours notice - free hit for him.

It’s Fury time!

19:39 , Matt Verri

Next up - Tommy Fury!

Been a shambles recently over the last couple of days, with weigh-in chaos and late changes of opponents.

The result is he’ll be fighting Rolly Lambert in what is set to be an exhibition.

Fury will have Jake Paul watching on...

19:34 , Matt Verri

Both have their hands raises at the end of the fight, with it being an exhibition.

Ingram definitely had the better of it though - Kouzi will not be getting his shot at Mayweather for now it would appear.

Ingram vs Kouzi

19:31 , Matt Verri

Round 3

Final three minutes coming up - Kouzi best make them pretty special if he’s to run through The Money Team as promised.

Been a great pace to the fight, Kouzi has pushed Ingram into the corner but he’s not having too much success. Two big shots landed by Ingram!

And there’s the final bell, Ingram cut above the right eye at the end. That was a really enjoyable watch.

Ingram vs Kouzi

19:27 , Matt Verri

Round 2

Kouzi’s left eye is starting to mark up already. He looks to touch gloves at the start of the round - Ingram with no interest in that.

Ingram is going through the gears now, big uppercut landed as Kouzi pushes him onto the ropes.

There’s a lot of work being done on the inside - bit too much from Kouzi who decides to throw an elbow. Referee swiftly in to warn him.

Kouzi getting a bit ragged, that’s two from two for Ingram.

Ingram vs Kouzi

19:23 , Matt Verri

Round 1

Can Kouzi, primarily a kickboxer, enjoy any sort of success aginst Ingram? The American super-featherweight has three knockout wins in his first three fights as a pro.

Ingram lands a couple of nice right hands and there’s some good work to the body - met with a smile from Kouzi though.

It’s becoming tougher and tougher for the Japanese man, Ingram has brilliant hand speed and he’s putting together the combinations. Kouzi responds though with shots to the body of his own.

That’s an enjoyable opening three minutes - Ingram looking really good but Kouzi holding his own.

19:18 , Matt Verri

Three-round exhibition is scheduled, though judging by how they just looked at each other there is a fair bit of needle in this.

Ingram is 3-0 as a professional - can Tanaka, better known as Kouzi, cause a huge upset?

Time to find out.

19:17 , Matt Verri

J’Hon Ingram vs Koji Tanaka is next up.

Ingram a real prospect, seen by the Money Team as possibly the next Mayweather. No pressure.

Japanese kickboxer Tanaka is confident he’ll deal with Ingram them, and wants a shot at Mayweather himself. They’re on their way to the ring.

Taylor wants the whole Fury family!

19:14 , Matt Verri

Deji told to have fun against Mayweather

19:11 , Matt Verri

Lawrence Okolie is involved with commentary tonight, and he has a few words of advice for Deji ahead of tonight’s main event.

“Just go out and have fun,” Okolie says. “It’s a big occasion, boxing one of the best boxers. Go out and make your family proud.

“Hopefully he can come out and put on a good show for everyone.”

Paul not expecting a late night...

19:07 , Matt Verri

19:05 , Matt Verri

Herrera moves to 9-0 in ruthless fashion - that was never in doubt from the opening seconds.

He’s only 20 too. So exciting, looks to have plenty of power... one to watch for sure.

Herrera wins!

19:03 , Matt Verri

Manzanilla does not come out for the sixth round and Herrera has the victory he more than deserves.

A heavy stoppage was probably coming if the fight continued, so that’s a good decision from Manzanilla’s corner.

Herrera marches on!

Herrera vs Manzanilla

19:01 , Matt Verri

Round 5

More of the same - Herrera controlling the pace of the fight and looking much the better of the two. Manzanilla is swinging for the hills in the clinch but he’s getting caught more and more.

And down again! Another brilliant shot for Herrera, knocks his man down for a third time.

Is the finish coming? Uppercut, left hand, right hand, kitchen sink... Manzanilla down again. He’s saved by the bell but this fight should probably be stopped now.

Herrera vs Manzanilla

18:57 , Matt Verri

Round 4

Herrera having a lovely time in there, spending most of his time smiling and raising his arms up. Manzanilla having a somewhat different experience.

Nice combination, Herrera just misses with the uppercut though. His hands are so quick, feels like he’s really pushing for a stoppage now.

Might not be too far away - he’s won every round so far.

Herrera vs Manzanilla

18:53 , Matt Verri

Round 3

Manzanilla’s best hope seems to be turning this into a dirty fight, he can’t compete with Herrera otherwise.

Uppercut from Herrera, up go the arms again in celebration but the referee says no knockdown. Think that’s six times Manzanilla has been down, only two have counted though.

And another slip. Somebody dry this ring!

Herrera vs Manzanilla

18:48 , Matt Verri

Round 2

Manzanilla down again, this time it’s a slip though. He’s very keen to point that out to the referee. Another punch to the back of Herrera’s head, he’s warned again.

Well then! Referee shouts break, Manzanilla decides he’ll then land two big left hands as Herrera has his arms down by his side. Lucky it’s only a warning - more worrying for him is that Herrera didn’t even flinch.

The 20-year-old is irritated now and pushing the pace - and Manzanilla is down! Chaotic second round.

Bit of a mess, but it’s another good for Taylor.

Herrera vs Manzanilla

18:44 , Matt Verri

Round 1

Herrera a big favourite here, 8-0 as a professional. Only 20-years-old.

And Manzanilla is down with less than 30 seconds gone! Herrera celebrates it with an arm raised - we’ll call it the Alan Shearer. What a start for him.

Manzanilla cannot match the speed coming from the other side of the ring, Herrera setting everything up with a strong jab.

That’s a pretty ideal start for Herrera.

Woodley here for one reason...

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Ten round of super-featherweight up next.

Jadier Herrera vs Franklin Manzanilla was due to take place earlier in the night but has been pushed back.

Manzanilla on his way to the ring now.

Why we’re all here...

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Taylor given the mic in the ring.

Uses it to scream at Tommy Fury, saying the Brit refused his offer three hours ago to fight tonight. Has some words for John Fury too - fair to say Taylor isn’t a huge fan of the whole family.

18:27 , Matt Verri

No winner, no loser in the exhibition is the ruling.

Regardless, Taylor very much was the winner in there. Smaller man in the ring but by far the better one.

Fincham vs Taylor

18:25 , Matt Verri

Round 4

Final round coming up, it needs to be a big one for Fincham.

Instead he’s caught by the right hand again, and now another one! Two land flush but both times Fincham takes it well - got a very decent chin on him it would appear.

Last minute - more of the same to come from Taylor? Looks like it, he’s not particularly pushing for a stoppage.

And there’s the final bell, Taylor in control pretty much from the first second to the last.

Fincham vs Taylor

18:20 , Matt Verri

Round 3

Taylor skipping around and dancing in between rounds - not really what Fincham wants to be looking over and seeing.

He’s looking a bit tired now, with Taylor definitely still the sharper of the two. Again he misses with a massive right hand.

More body work from Taylor, he’s pushing Fincham back onto the ropes at will. Legs slightly wobbly from the Brit as he gets caught with the right.

Another good three minutes for Taylor.

Fincham vs Taylor

18:16 , Matt Verri

Round 2

Taylor looks a class above so far, dominating at close range. Fincham needs to establish his jab and fast.

The Brit goes for an almighty uppercut - safe to say Taylor saw that coming. He then looks into the crowd to mock his opponent.

It’s a better round from Fincham overall, much more competitive than the first. Signs he’s starting to settle as he lands another right hand.

Fincham vs Taylor

18:12 , Matt Verri

Round 1

Wow, Taylor has decided he’s going to come out and throw everything in the opening seconds. Fincham looking for the uppercut as his opponent comes in.

The Brit is sitting back on the ropes, he’s taking a fair bit of punishment to the body. Taylor looks for a huge right hand, misses by a couple of miles.

Doesn’t miss that! Lands flush on Fincham’s chin, who takes it well to be fair to him. Taylor starting to take real control, the Brit has to start landing.

Painful first round of his professional career.

Ready to begin!

18:09 , Matt Verri

Both in the ring, which hasn’t looked a certainty over the last few days.

Up and running!

18:08 , Matt Verri

Fincham very relaxed on his way to the ring - we’re about to find out just how relaxed he is.

First professional bout of his career, it’s a real test for him too first up.

Here we go!

18:06 , Matt Verri

Anthony Taylor strolls the ring, his fight against Jack Finchman coming up next!

Four rounds in store between these two.

18:00 , Matt Verri

The presenter says “nobody is saying Floyd Mayweather is an underdog, but...”

Not sure we need the ‘but’. They’re talking up Deji’s hopes tonight - think that might be somewhat ambitious. Unless he’s been fooling everyone for the last few years as part of a cunning plan.

Have to hand it to Deji, this is a massive night for him and a really exciting one. Absolutely nothing to lose.

17:54 , Matt Verri

Currently have a strong contender for the longest performance in a boxing ring, as niche a category as that is. Couple of singers have no interest in stopping.

Bit of filling going on after Benn’s fight was cancelled and Persoon’s bout ended in less than a round...

First fight of the main card

17:46 , Matt Verri

It will be Jack Fincham vs Anthony Taylor to kick off tonight’s main card, not long until those two take to the ring.

Fincham will be a familiar name to those of you who watch Love Island, winning the show in 2018. This will be his first professional fight.

He’s up against Taylor, who has lost three of his five professional bouts. One of those defeats came against Tommy Fury last year.

There’s been a fair bit of animosity between the pair this week, hopefully that leads to some excitement in the ring.

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Speaking of Paul...

17:39 , Matt Verri

Deji’s first ever fight came against Jake Paul, in an amateur bout four years ago in Manchester when he was stopped in the fifth round.

He then followed that with defeats to Vinnie Hacker and Alex Wassabi, two fellow YouTubers.

Combine all that with a win over Fousey in a professional fight earlier this year and you get a shot at Floyd Mayweather!

Jake Paul expected to be in attendance

17:31 , Matt Verri

With KSI and Jake Paul both reportedly going to be ringside tonight, it could be a lively few hours.

Paul has regularly been linked with a fight against Tommy Fury, which was supposed to happen last December but the Brit pulled out.

The chaos surrounding Fury this week has not gone unnoticed.

Money Mayweather

17:24 , Matt Verri

No prizes for guessing what Floyd Mayweather’s motivation is tonight.

It’s no surprise he is happy to keep doing this exhibitions, considering the money on the table. He’ll reportedly be getting up to £28m for tonight’s bout.

“They reached out and said ‘Floyd we’d like you in Dubai’,” Mayweather revealed. “I said, ‘I’m not getting on the phone unless we know the numbers’.

“‘They wired me $1million. I got on the phone ASAP. I said ‘Let’s make it happen’.”

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First win for Deji in August

17:16 , Matt Verri

It was a second round stoppage for Deji earlier this year, on the undercard of his brother KSI at the 02 Arena.

You would get fairly decent odds on the 25-year-old stopping his opponent in the second round tonight...

Deji: I want to land a punch

17:09 , Matt Verri

Three amateur defeats to YouTubers, followed by a win over another YouTuber.

Those are Deji’s boxing credentials so far - no real surprise then that he goes into tonight’s fight with realistic expectations.

“I’m looking to land a punch,” Deji said. ‘That would be amazing of course against the best defensive fighter in the world. So, I’m looking to have fun, I’m looking to showcase my skills and show what YouTubers can do.

“Me being in there with Floyd is only going to enhance my skills in boxing and push me further up the ladder.

“Then I’m going to keep dominating the YouTube boxing scene after.”

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Main card in full

17:03 , Matt Verri

Floyd Mayweather vs Deji

Tommy Fury vs Rolly Lambert

J’Hon Ingram vs Koji Tanaka

Jack Fincham vs Anthony Taylor

Fish off to winning start

16:56 , Matt Verri

Bobby Fish, an American wrestler, had his first professional boxing fight in the opening bout of the card.

The 46-year-old was up against Ghana’s Boateng Prempeh and it was... interesting. Fish got the win, with Boateng going down in the second round looking hampered by an injury and he did not get back up.

Getting lifted in the air probably didn’t help.

More on the Fury confusion

16:49 , Matt Verri

Tommy Fury weighed in at 181.4lbs yesterday afternoon, with his opponent coming in at 174.6lbs. Clear what the problem was.

Fury has claimed he did in fact make the weight he signed for, suggesting there was a difference in the contracts the fighters received. Either way, Paul Bamba was less than impressed.

As a result it’s a late change of opponent, with Rolly Lambert stepping up. It will only be an exhibition though.

No contest for Persoon

16:43 , Matt Verri

Delfine Persoon, who gave Katie Taylor a huge scare at Madison Square Garden in 2019, has already been in action this evening.

She was up against Ikram Kerwat, who went down very early. Persoon not for away from being disqualified for a very late punch - it’s been ruled a no contest. Poor from the Belgian in her 51st professional fight, so unnecessary.

Main event prediction

16:37 , Matt Verri

Deji has really already won. The 25-year-old will make a huge amount of money on Sunday night, with nobody expecting anything at all of him. Decent work if you can get it.

He looked solid enough when fighting a fellow YouTuber in August and will likely enjoy further success in that field, but he will not cause Mayweather any problems, regardless of how easy the American takes it.

As he has done in his previous exhibiton bouts, Mayweather will likely show off to the crowd with his head movement and a couple of sharp combinations, while largely cruising through the fight.

He could end it whenever he wants to, though he is likely to stretch it out for a while and it would not be a particular surprise if it goes the full eight rounds, as it did when he fought Logan Paul in 2021.

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On the undercard...

16:33 , Matt Verri

Tommy Fury will not be fighting Paul Bamba as originally planned. Problems appeared at the weight-in, with Fury coming in nearly seven pounds heavier than his opponent and as a result that fight has fallen through.

The Brit will instead be fighting Rolly Lambert, in what will be an exhibition. Make of that what you will.

Love Island star Jack Fincham fights earlier in the night, while Conor Benn’s half-brother Harley was due to be in action, but his fight has been pulled at the last minute.

How to watch Mayweather vs Deji

16:27 , Matt Verri

TV channel and live stream: In the UK, Sunday’s event is being broadcast live on DAZN pay per view.

It will cost £16.99 for existing UK subscribers, and £24.98 for new customers. A subscription to DAZN is currently £7.99 per month in the UK.

Live blog: Follow all the action right here with us!

Start time

16:22 , Matt Verri

The ring walks for the main event should be at around 9pm GMT though as ever, those times are subject to change.

The initial undercard fights have begun, but the main undercard will be getting underway at about 6pm.

We’ll have full coverage of that and the main event that follows.

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