Floyd Mayweather Fights YouTube Star Deji Olatunji
The time is here for a new Floyd Mayweather fight. On Sunday, November 13, the undefeated boxer will be in Dubai to take on YouTube star Deji Olatunji. You can watch the action on DAZN, which is a streaming service that can be downloaded to most Smart TVs and mobile devices.
The bout between Mayweather and Deji will be part of the Global Titans Fight Series, which is scheduled to take place at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on November 13. The match will be broadcast live. This is the second time that Mayweather has fought a social media star. He previously faced Logan Paul in an exhibition bout last year.
Both men have been popular YouTube stars in the past. Both of them rose to fame through posting reactions to video games. KSI has over 10 million subscribers on his YouTube channel while Olatunji has 10.6 million subscribers on his “Comedy Shorts Gamer” channel.
While both have been known for their comedy shorts on YouTube, their professional boxing careers have been quite different. It’s been quite a while since Deji’s first fight, and he’s lost two bouts since then. In his most recent bout, he lost to Jake Paul in the fifth round.
Mayweather is a longtime fighter, and he’s already had a chance to battle MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura. He defeated the Japanese kickboxer in an exhibition fight in Japan in December. And he’s got a couple more fights on the horizon. However, it’s likely that he’ll look for a bigger name to draw to the ring for the next fight.
Before becoming a boxer, Deji was an avid gamer on the Twitch network. His younger brother, KSI, has also been a YouTube star. They joined the YouTube boxing scene in 2017. KSI’s YouTube channel has been a catalyst for some big-name boxing fights, including the one between Joe Weller and KSI.
Although Deji’s pro career has not been successful, his amateur record isn’t far behind. Olatunji’s first fight came against Fousey in August. Afterwards, he was beaten by Vinnie Hacker and Alex Wassabi.
In the second round, Deji put on a show and tried to increase his aggression. But Mayweather didn’t take kindly to this. Instead, he punished Deji with a barrage of punches. At one point, the referee called time out and ordered Deji to stop throwing punches. After a quick count, the referee docked the fight a point for a foul.
Mayweather has had several exhibition bouts, and he’s won over many of them. So it’s likely that he’ll keep on the road with these post-retirement matches. Whether he’s looking for a big-time name or just a payday, he’ll be back in the ring sometime in 2018.
Though it’s unlikely that this fight will be considered a real one, it’s still possible that Mayweather and Deji will clash in another exhibition fight in the future. If so, you can look forward to some entertaining rounds.