Floyd Mayweather claims he was paid $1m just to hold TALKS for Deji fight as boxing legend and YouTuber face off | The Sun

Floyd Mayweather claims he was paid $1m just to hold TALKS for Deji fight as boxing legend and YouTuber face off | The Sun

FLOYD MAYWEATHER claimed he was paid $1million just to hold TALKS for an exhibition with YouTuber Deji.

The boxing legend faces Deji, the brother of KSI, on November 13 in Dubai at the Coca-Cola Arena.

Mayweather, who said he made $20million for his last exhibition, expects to make eight-figures again.

And that was after being transferred $1m just to discuss the possibility of returning for another fight.

Mayweather told FightHype: "I said, 'I'm not getting on the phone unless we know the numbers before we can talk.'

"They said, 'We'll get you on the phone.' They wired me $1million. I got on the phone ASAP. I said, 'What's going on?'

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"They said, 'We want you with a YouTuber.' I said, 'Let's make it happen.'"

Mayweather, 45, officially retired in 2017 after beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor, 34.

But he has boxed in four exhibitions since, most recently against MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura, 30, which he won in two rounds in September.

That followed after facing featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 24, YouTuber Logan Paul, 27, and ex-sparring partner Don Moore.

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Mayweather's latest will come against Deji, 25, who won his first fight in August, stopping American Fousey, 32, following three prior defeats.

The sole victory on his record caught the attention of promotional banner Global Titans, who Mayweather is partnered with.

And the 50-0 unbeaten icon came face to face with Deji for the first time at a press conference in his Las Vegas gym ahead of their eight-rounder.


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