When Floyd Mayweather fights, regardless of the situation, people tune in in droves to watch him. The same applies in exhibition bouts. Mayweather’s next fight will feature a different audience compared to what he is used to, as he will fight YouTuber Deji in an exhibition on November 13.
The Hall of Famer has nothing to lose. He will be featured on a known platform (DAZN) and will make about $20-$30 million for the fight. He is also looking to have fun while showing fans something they will never forget.
“I’m just glad that we’re able to come together and put another great event together for the fans,” Mayweather stated. “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.”
This will be Mayweather’s fifth exhibition fight since retiring in 2017. He beat young kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa via TKO, and fought Logan Paul and Don Moore in non-scored bouts. In his last fight, Mayweather beat Mikuru Asakura via TKO.
The brother of KSI, Deji fought Jake Paul in 2018 on the undercard of KSI vs. Logan Paul I. Paul beat Deji via TKO in the fifth round. Deji lost to Vinnie Hacker and Alex Wassabi in his next two bouts. He would earn his first win in his last fight on August 27 by beating Fousey via TKO.
“I always want to encourage people to never give up. I was a guy who people always doubted,” Deji stated. “But I made sure that I worked hard and carried on, because I’m never going to give up. I want to show Floyd that I’m really bringing something to the table with this fight.”
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Floyd Mayweather vs. Deji live results, updates
4:43 p.m. ET: HERE. WE. GO.
4:37 p.m. ET: And here comes Floyd, led by his own personal rapper entourage.
4:35 p.m. ET: Finally we have some action, as Deji makes his ring walk.
4:30 p.m. ET: The commentary reports that we are minutes away from seeing Mayweather and Deji’s ring walks. With over an hour between the co-main and this fight, I’ll believe it when I see it.
4:15 p.m. ET: An hour on from the last fight and Mayweather vs Deji does not seem to be on the horizon. A LOT of filling being done by the commentators right now.
3:43 p.m. ET: Commentators trying to fill time by predicting Jake Paul’s next opponent. Suggestions include Tommy Fury, YouTuber KSI, and controversial personality Andrew Tate.
3:17 p.m. ET: The Paul vs Fury fireworks continue, as Fury calls out Paul to enter the ring. Paul tells Fury to come out of the ring, which he does, and things seem close to boiling over.
3:12 p.m. ET: That’s all folks. Six rounds done and dusted, not much to mention, Paul and John Fury now jawing at each other through the ropes, Fury has taken his shirt off and is now trying to coax Paul into the ring.
3:09 p.m. ET: Five rounds down, and little to show for it. Commentators suggest that the fighters are more interested in showing off their skills rather than actual combat. Jake Paul’s meltdown about fury continues thick and fast.
3:06 p.m. ET: At the round 4 mark, it feels as if Lambert holds a slim lead, although it’s worth noting that this is another exhibition fight, and a knockout does not seem very likely.
3:04 p.m. ET: Fury tries to put his foot on the gas in round 3 but it’s more sizzle than steak, nothing of note landed by either fighter. Fury and Paul trade words mid-fight and the crowd responds by booing the British fighter.
3:00 p.m. ET: Lambert starting to take more ring control in round 2, but no significant strikes are landed by either fighter.
2:57 p.m. ET: Round 1 in the books. Both fighters feeling each other out. The biggest shots so far come from Jake Paul in the commentary booth, who has an issue with the length of the rounds, the weight of the gloves, and basically everything Fury is doing so far.
2:53 p.m. ET: Tommy Fury and Rolly Lambert enter the ring. Lambert is a last-minute replacement for Paul Bamba, who was pulled from the fight due to weight discrepancies.
2:50 p.m. ET: Jake Paul gets an introduction and ring walk… to the commentary booth, where he joins the commentary team after some deliberation.
2:31 p.m. ET: Another exhibition fight, this time between Koji Kouzi and J’hon Ingram, but some serious sparks flying in the final round.
2:02 p.m. ET: Franklin Manzanilla does not answer the bell for round six, delivering Jaider Herrera the win by TKO, retaining his belt. Felt like a matter of time for Herrera, who controlled the contest through the majority of those rounds, with Manzanilla lucky to escape the fifth round following a late flurry from the victor.
1:26 p.m. ET: No official winner in this one due to its exhibition nature, but Anthony Taylor was a clear class above. Was leading Fincham around the whole fight, but stepped up another level towards the end of the third and through the fourth and final. Taylor then calls out Tommy Fury post-fight, saying Fury declined his fight offer
1:09 p.m. ET: Anthony Taylor and Jack Fincham open the day’s proceedings.
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When is Floyd Mayweather vs. Deji?
- Date: Sunday, November 13 | Monday, November 14 (AU)
- Start time: 1 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. GMT | 5 a.m. AEDT
- Main event: 5:15 p.m. ET | 10:15 p.m. GMT | 9:15 a.m. AEDT
Mayweather vs. Deji takes place on November 13. The main card starts at 1 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. GMT | 5 a.m. AEDT. Mayweather and Deji should make their way to the ring around 5:15 p.m. ET | 10:15 p.m. GMT | 9:15 a.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch Floyd Mayweather vs. Deji
The main card of Mayweather vs. Deji will air exclusively on DAZN PPV. It will also be available via PPV.com.
|Country||Date||Channel + Live Stream (main card)|
|United States||Sun. Nov 13||DAZN PPV|
|Canada||Sun. Nov 13||DAZN PPV|
|United Kingdom||Sun. Nov 13||DAZN PPV|
|Australia||Mon. Nov 14||DAZN PPV|
Floyd Mayweather vs. Deji price: How much does the card cost?
In the U.S., a DAZN subscription is $19.99 a month or $99.99 a year. Because it is a pay-per-view event, the fight will cost $14.99 for current subscribers.
In Canada, a DAZN subscription is $20 a month or $150 a year. The cost of the DAZN PPV will be $14.99 for current subscribers.
Customers in the U.K. can sign up for DAZN for £7.99 per month. The fight will cost £16.99 for current subscribers.
Customers in Australia can purchase the fight on DAZN for $44.99 AUD.
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Floyd Mayweather vs. Deji fight card
- Floyd Mayweather vs. Deji
- Tommy Fury vs. Paul Bamba
- Bobby Fish vs. Boateng Prempeh
- Delfine Persoon vs. Ikram Kerwat
- Jack Fincham vs. Anthony Taylor
- Harley Benn vs. Faizan Anwar