UPDATE: It’s 4:40 and Floyd Mayweather is finally making his way to the ring.
Boxing is primarily a Saturday sport, but once in a while we’ll get a Sunday card, and more often than not there’s something interesting about said card. Today, we get that live from the United Arab Emirates as Floyd Mayweather is back for another exhibition bout. Mayweather is facing social media star Deji in an eight-round exhibition.
The card gets started at 1 p.m. ET and main event ring walks are scheduled sometime in the late 3 p.m. hour. The fight will air on PPV and you can buy it at FITE.TV for $35. It’s also available through traditional TV PPV and at PPV.com.
Mayweather will be heavily favored even if this bout means nothing more than a payday. Since retiring from professional boxing after securing a 10th round TKO against Conor McGregor in 2017, Mayweather has moved into the exhibition circuit. He has wins over Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, Logan Paul, Don Moore, and Mikuru Asakura.
He faces Deji, who is most well known as a social media star and the brother of KSI. Both have dipped their toe into the boxing world. Deji has three amateur fights and one pro fight coming into this exhibition. He lost all three of his exhibition bouts, including TKO losses to Jake Paul and Vinnie Hacker and a split decision loss to Alex Wassabi. He followed the last defeat with a third round TKO of YouTube personality Fousey this past August.
Given that this is an exhibition, DraftKings Sportsbook is not posting any odds for the bout. If they were, it’s safe to say Mayweather would be a huge favorite. We’ll be providing live scoring below until a winner is determined.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Deji round-by-round results
Round 1: Mayweather 10-9
Mayweather toyed with Deji throughout the first round. He was able to get inside on Deji without throwing a punch and is just slapping some punches at Deji. He’s not putting any mustard on his punches as it’s clear he’s going to carry Deji for some or all of this fight. Mayweather landed a few punches and clearly is not remotely worried about this.
Round 2: Mayweather 10-9
Mayweather continues dancing around, enjoying himself. The crowd is cheering for Deji and Mayweather shook his hand in rhythm with him. Deji did actually land a nice little shot, but Mayweather is landing at least ten punches for every Deji punch landed.
Round 3: Mayweather 10-9
Deji finally landed some shots, but Mayweather landed a good deal more than in previous rounds. It feels like Mayweather lets Deji get in a shot and then responds with several shots at will. He knows he can do whatever he wants.
Round 4: Mayweather 10-9
Mayweather was landing some low blows and getting warnings. Deji was able to land some shots and do a modest amount of damage above Mayweather’s eye, but unless Deji doesn’t swing a bit more, he won’t even sniff taking a round.
Round 5: Mayweather 10-9
Deji has no chance, but he’s landed a couple nice jabs. Mayweather could knock him out at any point if he wanted to, but Deji might still get a little confidence from this.
Round 6: Mayweather wins by TKO
This was the funnest round of the fight. Deji got busier and started to get inside a little more on Mayweather. Of course, Mayweather decided in the final minute to unload and Kenny Bayless stopped it with a little less than a minute left for the Mayweather TKO.