It’s that time of the season again, when one of the greatest professional boxers in the history of the sport continues to enjoy his retirement by racking up exhibition victories against anyone with 12-ounce gloves and a way to sell pay-per-view (PPV) units. That’s right, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. returns to unauthorized exposure action tonight (Sunday, November 13, 2022) live from inside the Coca-Cola Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, taking on British YouTuber, Deji (real name Oladeji Olatunji).
Deji and his brother, KSI, have been fixtures in the celebrity boxing scene since it has grown in popularity in recent years. Deji lost his first three amateur fights to Jake Paul, as well as Vinnie Hacker and Alex Wassabi before turning pro and picking up his first win over fellow YouTube content creator Yousef “Fousey” Saleh Erakat by technical knockout earlier this year. Mayweather, as almost everyone knows, is undefeated (50-0) in professional boxing and hasn’t tasted defeat on his show schedule either, picking up four wins over Tenshin Nasukawa, Logan Paul, Don Moore and Mikuru Asakura.
The undercard is highlighted by perhaps the only other name most people would recognize, heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury’s younger half-brother, Tommy Fury. He will take last minute replacement Rolly Lambert, who is billed as the current WBC and WBA Asia champion.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Deji Quick Results:
160 pounds: Floyd Mayweather def. Deji — TKO, way. 6
175 pounds: Tommy Fury def. Rolly Lambert — Decision (no sheet music read)
130 lbs: Delfine Persoon vs. Ikram Kerwat – No contest, very late Persoon punch
175 pounds: Bobby Fish won. Boateng Prempeh—TKO, path. 2
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Deji Play-By-Play Updates:
160 pounds: Floyd Mayweather vs. Deji
Round 1: We finally start after an hour (allegedly) of waiting for Floyd to do what he wants. Floyd in red, Deji in purple. Mayweather with his hands by his side. Already with a blow to the body. This makes Floyd run with the “oh, I can do that too” and he pops Deji in with three body shots. Hey, Deji also got another body shot. Floyd with a nice right and left and whatever he wants.
Round 2: Floyd only uses his left hand for a moment as he surrenders his right hand to the crowd. Floyd jumps up and hits some nice light shots when he wants. Deji actually strikes a right as he escapes from the corner. Mayweather speeds Deji against the ropes.
Round 3: This is a nice, light drill for Mayweather as he gets some work done with his cornerman between rounds. Deji lands a few punches and it elicits a big smile from Floyd. Hilarious winged uppercut from Floyd lands. A good 70% right hand from Floyd hits the chin and looks like it gave Deji a black eye.
Round 4: Deji dodges a left and lands one of his own. Deji enters from the right and it looks like this which annoyed Mayweather a bit. It goes high with the left and low with the right. Two of them look like they’re below the belt. Now the ref steps in after another down and warns Floyd. Deji’s corner barks at Floyd and this angers him, who yells back that he’s FLOYD MAYWEATHER AND I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT.
Round 5: Floyd slaps and pokes Deji’s hands. He punches when he wants and clowns around when he doesn’t want to swing. Not many solid shots from Floyd as he continues to play with his food, but he wins, obviously.
Round 6: Deji did push-ups between rounds and it seemed to irritate Mayweather. Floyd is hitting harder now, and surprisingly Deji too. He’s not just a slice of meat for Floyd, he lands a nice uppercut to get out of the corner, but he can’t keep Floyd away from him. Floyd is landing really solid now. He hits harder. Deji receives a nice blow. Floyd with a huge right that trips Deji a bit. Floyd follows him into the corner and puts him away as the ref steps in to end it.
FINAL RESULT: Floyd Mayweather, Jr. defeats Deji Olatunji via TKO
175 pounds: Tommy Fury vs. Rolly Lambert
Round 1: Jake Paul here as a surprise on commentary. Fury in white, Lambert in black. Jake mentally out of shape to comment and drops an F-bomb, has to fix his language. In view of the action, there is not much to say. A few shots for Fury. Hard to really call this round, there aren’t many connections from either man in these two-minute rounds.
Round 2: Lambert lands a few shots here. I have to cut this comment from Paul because it’s honestly embarrassing for the little action that’s going on in the ring. Lambert on the front foot a bit here, just missing a straight right. Fury skirting the danger.
Round 3: Fury now comes forward, trying to land on his left. Both men seem to be spinning perpetually clockwise in the other man’s hand of power, but nothing bad has come of it so far. There’s a quick right from Fury. Fury shows off a bit, changing his stance. Left of Lambert, right of Fury.
Round 4: Staccato flurry from Fury (I was hoping I could say that). Mainly hits the gauntlet, but it at least presses the action. I’m not very familiar with either man’s career, so I’m not sure if either of them have zero power, but it sounds like a glorified workout. Nice shot from Lambert. Lambert grows more and more frustrated every time Fury goes around. I don’t know, learn to cut the ring? Lambert’s triple shot attempt misses them all. Can’t fault Fury for using good head movement.
Round 5: Lambert seems to have realized that the only punch he can land on a coaster Fury is his jab, so he goes there often. In fact, I landed a few. Not much landing when Fury plants and throws.
Round 6: Straight to the body for Fury as Lambert tries to get upstairs. Lambert lands a high and low blow. Fury with a left lead that appears to have bypassed Lambert’s guard. Knock and clutch as time runs out.
Old man John Fury in the ring takes his shirt off and flexes on Jake Paul.
FINAL RESULT: Tommy Fury by decision (scores not read).
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