Floyd Mayweather will compete in his sixth boxing exhibition this weekend (Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022). He will face YouTuber Deji Olatunji.
Prior to the event, Mayweather was heckeld during a public workout held on the previous evening.
Anthony Taylor, a mixed martial artist who will box on the undercard of the event, was there at the training and started trash-talking Mayweather from outside the ring.
Mayweather then told him, “You got your boxing stuff? Go put it on, let’s box.”
Taylor retorted. “I’mma wait. Finish Deji and I’ll give you that real work. I ain’t gonna touch him, I’m just gonna size you up. I ain’t scared.”
Security questioned Mayweather whether he was certain he wanted to box with the 33-year-old as Taylor began to enter the ring. Although Mayweather was willing, he exited the ring as Taylor began wrapping his hands to put on his gloves.
“I ain’t getting paid to fight him. Give me that check, I’ll fight him, ain’t no biggie. I got a fight Sunday, I’m not going waste my energy fighting [Mayweather]. Not for free. Y’all can boo all y’all want. Any fool would be a fool. It don’t phase me. I’m a warrior. I’m with it. But I’m gonna take care of my opponent Sunday then me and Floyd can go at it. Why fight for free? Any smart fighter would say I’ll wait. Floyd, you scared?”
Taylor competed in boxing against Nate Diaz team member Chris Avila at the recent Paul vs Anderson Silva event. He has an MMA record consisting of 7 wins and 5 losses *(all of his losses came earlier in his career).
He’s since tried his hand at professional boxing as well with mixed success. He has 3 wins and 2 losses.
At the event, Taylor competes in a professional boxing event against combat sports rookie and television personality Jack Fincham. Fincham was supposed to make his debut in November 2020. However, the match was postponed.
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