Who is Deji? YouTuber, 25, set to take on boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in exhibition fight

'I'm looking to land a punch. That would be amazing of course against the best defensive fighter in the world,' said Deji in a London press conference

Who is Deji? YouTuber, 25, set to take on boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in exhibition fight
YouTuber Deji will be taking on Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition bout on Sunday, November 13 (comedygamer/Instagram, Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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DUBAI, UAE: Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is making his return to compete in a series of exhibition bouts, this time with English YouTuber Deji, whose real name is Oladeji Olatunji. The undefeated athlete will be taking on the 25-year-old entertainer this weekend on Sunday, November 13, at the Coca Cola Arena in Dubai. Deji, the brother of fellow YouTuber KSI, who has only one win under his belt is gearing up against the man who holds a 50-0 record.

"I'm just glad that we're able to come together and put another great event together for the fans. 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,” Mayweather said in a London press conference about his upcoming fight. He further said, “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.”

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Reflecting on his prospects, Deji claimed, “I'm looking to land a punch. 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." The YouTube sensation, whose first win earlier this year was YouTuber FouseyTube, thinks that his game will improve after fighting with Mayweather, “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,” reported the Daily Mail.

Since he retired, Mayweather, 45, has been participating in exhibition games, where he has played against Tenshin Nasukawa, Don Moore, Mikuru Asakura, and Logan Paul, and he most recently stopped Japanese MMA star Mikuru Asakura. He ended his career with a tenth-round TKO win over the UFC star Connor McGregor in Las Vegas on August 2017.

It is reported that ‘Money’, will also have a rematch with him, alongwith eight-time world champion Pacquiao. However, McGregor denied he’ll be going back to ring with Mayweather, but many believe once his UFC contract ends, he would love to have a go at it.

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Mayweather has stated that the this exhibition fight will not be his final one, and that he plans to have a second one in the UK in February, 2023.

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