Floyd Mayweather faces YouTuber Deji as he returns to the ring for his latest exhibition fight tonight.
Mayweather, now 45, steps back through the ropes against KSI’s younger brother for a bout in Dubai that is scheduled for eight rounds.
Deji secured his first win in the summer when he beat fellow YouTuber Fousey, having lost his first three fights including a defeat to Jake Paul back in 2018.
He does not go into this fight with particularly lofty 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.”
Mayweather vs Deji date, start time, venue and ring walks
Mayweather vs Deji takes place on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.
The ring walks for the main event should be at around 9pm GMT though as ever, those times are subject to change.
Mayweather vs Deji fight purse
Having already been paid $1m just to start negotiations, Mayweather will be getting up to £28m for this fight.
Uday Singh, CEO of Global Titans, who are organising this exhibition, confirmed that the American could receive up to that figure. Mayweather reportedly earned in the region of £65million for fighting Logan Paul.
It’s unconfirmed how much Deji will take home on Sunday night, though Paul was set to receive around £4m for his exhibition.
Mayweather vs Deji fight card/undercard in full
Tommy Fury looks to extend his record to 9-0, though he 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.
Delfine Persoon, who gave Katie Taylor a real scare at Madison Square Garden three years, is also in action, while Harley Benn, half-brother of Conor Benn, fights Faizan Anwar. Love Island star Jack Fincham fights earlier in the night.
Floyd Mayweather vs Deji
Tommy Fury vs Rolly Lambert
Delfine Persoon vs Ikram Kerwat
Jack Fincham vs Anthony Taylor
Bobby Fish vs Boateng Pempreh
J’Hon Ingram vs Koji Tanaka
Jadier Herrera vs Franklin Manzanilla
How to watch Mayweather vs Deji
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 on fight night with Standard Sport’s dedicated LIVE blog of the entire card.
Mayweather vs Deji fight prediction
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.
Mayweather vs Deji weigh-in results
The fighters took to the scales on Saturday, with Deji having a significant size advantage. He weighed in at 175.2lbs, with Mayweather coming in at 154.3lbs.
Mayweather vs Deji betting odds
Mayweather to win: 1/33
Deji to win: 10/1
Fight to go the distance: 5/4
Odds via SkyBet. Subject to change