Floyd Mayweather Jr. faces KSI’s brother Deji on November 13 in Dubai, UAE.
Let the exhibitions keep on coming! Fresh off of a knockout victory in Japan, former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0) will continue his exhibition tour when he faces the younger brother of KSI, Deji. The fight will take place on November 13 in Dubai, UAE.
For those that don’t remember, Deji (1-0) fought Jake Paul back in 2018 and came up short in a decision loss. Despite that, he returned and recently earned his first pro victory against Fousey. Deji is a YouTuber with 10.7 million subscribers and will undoubtedly have the digital world tuned into this fight against the boxing Hall of Famer Mayweather.
Speaking of Mayweather, he made headlines early Sunday morning by earning a knockout victory over Mikuru Asakura in Japan, which earned him a reported 20 million dollars. Mayweather is no stranger to these exhibition-style fights, which have become quite lucrative. As the old saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and that’s precisely what he is doing by continuing to go to the well with these exhibition fights. Even at the age of 45, Mayweather is still active and talented enough to participate in these events and put on a show for those fans who may not have seen him when he was an active pro.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Deji exhibition takes place on November 13 in Dubai.
There will continue to be those criticizing these events and those who put them on. But I would argue that if there weren’t fans purchasing these events, they wouldn’t happen. Obviously, there is an appetite for them, so event coordinators will continue to host them in these foreign countries. Is Mayweather’s reputation at stake against a fighter like Deji, whose experience is a fraction of what Mayweather has competed against? No, but enough people will tune in to see what he has left, and if he continues to score knockouts that trend on social media, then the interest will remain.