Floyd Mayweather left the world of professional boxing in 2017 when he defeated Conor McGregor. But, the icon could not stay away from boxing and started his world tour of money exhibition events.
He visited Japan, Miami, and Dubai for various exhibitions in the past and he’s not slowing down any time soon. In Japan, he defeated kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018. He boxed YouTuber Logan Paul in 2021, ending with no results. And in the 3rd exhibition, Mayweather defeated his ex-sparring partner Don Moore.
Mayweather will face British influencer Deji after his clash against mixed martial artist Mikuru Asakura this Saturday.
Deji is the brother of famous rapper and occasional boxer KSI.
Mayweather will likely announce the fight this Saturday.
Deji and his brother are among the top Youtubers in Europe. Mayweather’s team approached Deji for the event, and it was rumored that both parties would agree to bpx for the event.
Deji did not have a good boxing experience as he lost 3 of his four outings in the boxing. But, he is only considered due to his crowd-pulling power. Deji posted on social media that he would announce his next opponent soon. His announcement started rumors of a an event between him and Mayweather, although it is not 100 percent confirmed yet.
Mayweather wanted to face Dubai’s own YouTube sensation Rashed Belhasa previously instead of Don Moore but could not finalize the deal for it.
Other notable stars rumored for the Dubai event are Love Island winner Jack Fincham, Harley Benn, Jake Paul’s sparring partner Anthony Taylor, and MMA veteran Paul Daley.