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Floyd Mayweather set to face YouTube star Deji in latest exhibition bout this November

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After knocking out Japanese mixed martial artist Mikuru Asakura in the second round in an exhibition fight this past weekend in Japan, Floyd Mayweather Jr is gearing up for his next exhibition fight. Mayweather will face British YouTuber Deji on November 13th. The event, which will take place in Dubai, will be broadcast on pay-per-view basis.

The news comes after reports that Mayweather was trying to get a second fight with Conor McGregor. Mayweather defeated McGregor by TKO in his last professional fight, extending his career record to 50-0. He has since held exhibition fights against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, social media star Logan Paul, retired boxer and former sparring partner of Don Moore and Asakura.

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Deji is the brother of fellow YouTuber KSI, who defeated Logan Paul in a professional fight in 2019. Deji defeated fellow YouTube star Fouzy in an August bout.

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Since defeating Asakura, Mayweather has made it clear that his exhibition fights are mostly for fun, and at 45, he has little interest in fighting anyone who poses a real threat to him in those fights.

“I’m not going to go there without former fighters, former world champions, exposing my body to more abuse.” Mayweather said. “I resigned for a reason. I’m here to have fun and have fun – sometimes three rounds, sometimes eight rounds, with guys to help me entertain people.

“I’m not going to be punished to the point where I can barely walk or barely talk. Manny had a great career but boxing retired, Manny didn’t retire from boxing. There is a difference. Of course, if I were Manny Pacquiao, would I be chasing Floyd Mayweather to get paid? Absolutely I would. But these days, I like to fight 15-0, 8-0 guys – older guys than me or YouTubers or MMA guys. I will continue to do what I do, dictate and control.

The card will also feature Tommy Fury, brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and the man who twice failed to enter the ring to face Jake Paul in scheduled fights. Fury’s opponent is still unknown.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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