Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr is reportedly planning an exhibition bout against YouTube star Deji Olatunji and the fight is expected to take place in Dubai on 13th November, as reported by Mirror Fighting.
Floyd Mayweather Jr and Deji to headline Global Titans Fight Series event
Since making his final professional bout against Conor McGregor back in 2017, Floyd Mayweather Jr has participated in a series of exhibition bouts, including a huge matchup against Logan Paul in June last year in Miami.
Ahead of his upcoming exhibition bout against Rizin FF featherweight fighter Mikuru Asakura on 25th September in Saitama, Mayweather has been in conversations for a clash with English YouTuber-turned-boxer Deji.
Sources close to Mirror Fighting have claimed that Mayweather’s team is involved in the groundwork for a Global Titans Fight Series event on 13th November at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.
Aside from a star-studded fight card at the event, “Money” is slated to lock horns against Deji for a super fight. There’s nothing unknown about Mayweather’s popularity in combat sports, and Deji and his older brother and fellow celebrity boxer KSI are two of the biggest stars in the UK.
As per the reports, both teams nodded to the fight last week following an initial approach from Mayweather’s side. Even though there aren’t any official announcements of the fight yet, it is expected that the fight will be revealed during the Mayweather vs. Asakura event.
Mayweather is coming off a Non-scored bout against former sparring partner Don Moore back on 21st May at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. The eight round fight, which went the distance without a winner, failed to garner the expected attention from the boxing fandom and it is expected that the Mayweather vs. Deji event will receive top notch promotion.
Deji, on the other hand, marked his first boxing victory over Yousef Saleh Erakat aka ‘Fousey’ on the undercard of KSI’s recent 2 Fights 1 Night event at The O2 Arena on 28th August. The 25-year-old has suffered back to back losses in his first three fights, against Jake Paul in 2018, Vinnie Hacker last year and Alex Wassabi back in March.