Mayweather vs Deji: Start time, how to watch, PPV price, undercard
Floyd Mayweather returns to the ring as he takes on YouTuber Deji in his latest exhibition bout, with Tommy Fury also on the card in Dubai: Everything to know ahead of the fight
- Floyd Mayweather will fight YouTuber Deji in his latest exhibition this weekend
- The 45-year-old most recently stopped Japanese MMA star Mikuru Asakura
- Deji claimed his first win earlier this year as he stopped YouTuber FouseyTube
- Tommy Fury is also in action as he takes on Paul Bamba on the undercard
Floyd Mayweather makes his return to the ring for another exhibition bout with YouTuber Deji his latest opponent.
The 50-0 legend is set for his fourth exhibition bout since retiring from professional boxing, with his prior opponents including another YouTuber, and now WWE star, Logan Paul.
Standing in the opposing corner this weekend in Dubai will be Deji, brother of KSI, who has admitted his sole goal is simply to land a punch. The 25-year-old – whose real name is Oladeji Olatunji – recently claimed his first win, defeating fellow YouTuber FouseyTube, having previously fallen to three straight defeats.
Floyd Mayweather (L) and YouTuber Deji (R) square off in an exhibition bout this weekend
Mayweather has confirmed the exhibition bout won’t be his last, planning to stage another in the UK in February.
Meanwhile, Tommy Fury – who has spoken of fighting both KSI and Deji’s first opponent, Jake Paul – is also in action as he takes on Paul Bamba in the chief support.
With the bout now swiftly approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know.
The clash between Mayweather and Deji is scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 13 at the Coca Cola Arena in Dubai.
The pair are expected to walk to the ring at around 10pm for those in the UK, though that will of course depend on results beforehand.
There is also an abundance of action on the undercard, with Tommy Fury taking on Paul Bamba, love Island star Jack Fincham making his professional debut and Harley Benn – brother of Conor – also on the card.
How to watch Floyd Mayweather vs Deji
The fight, which will be an eight-round contest, will be broadcast live on DAZN PPV.
The fight will cost £16.99 for existing UK subscribers, and £24.95 for new customers. Meanwhile, in the US, the fight will cost $14.99 for existing subscribers, and $34.98 for new customers.
Customers will be able to stream the fight via the app on their television, console, mobile, tablet or computer device.
Sportsmail will also be covering the fight live, so you can keep up-to-date with us.
Mayweather vs Deji: The key stats
Floyd Mayweather (pro record)
Height: 5ft 8″
Deji (total record)
Height: 5ft 8″
Mayweather last took to the ring in his exhibition stoppage victory over Mikuru Asakura
The legend went the distance with YouTuber Logan Paul last year in another exhibition bout
Deji in August claimed his first boxing win as he stopped fellow YouTuber FouseyTube
Fight card in full
- Floyd Mayweather vs Deji
- Tommy Fury vs Paul Bamba
- 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
- Harley Benn vs Faizan Anwar
What’s been said?
Speaking at their London press conference last week, both fighters once again proved highly respectful ahead of the exhibition bout.
Mayweather, who also admitted he had never seen any fight footage of Deji, insisted he had plenty of admiration for his impending opponent.
‘I’m just glad that we’re able to come together and put another great event together for the fans,’ he said.
Mayweather admitted he has never seen any fight footage of Deji at their press conference
‘I’ve been here so many times as far as doing big fights, and it’s all about entertainment. That’s what you’re getting on November 13. Deji has a huge following, I have a huge following and it’s all about excitement.
‘We’re both going to bring it and I think it’s going to be really cool for the UAE. I like his confidence and I like that after his first fight, he didn’t give up. He kept working hard to get better and improve.’
Deji, on the other hand, was realistic about his expectations, insisting he is already a winner just by securing the fight.
Deji has revealed his goal is to land a punch, saying he has already won just by getting the fight
‘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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