Floyd Mayweather Beats Deji in Exhibition Fight After 6th-Round TKO

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVNovember 13, 2022

DUBAI, UAE - NOVEMBER 08: Floyd Mayweather and Deji Olatunji attend a training prior to their boxing match at Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, UAE on November 08, 2022. (Photo by Waleed Zein/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Waleed Zein/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Floyd Mayweather Jr. scored a sixth-round knockout of Deji Olatunji on Sunday in an exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The referee stepped in as Mayweather was throwing a series of punches with little response from his opponent.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Mayweather TKO's Deji in the sixth round 😳<br><br>(via <a href="https://twitter.com/GlobalTitansFS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GlobalTitansFS</a>)<a href="https://t.co/oUrC4Rpgwb">pic.twitter.com/oUrC4Rpgwb</a>

Olatunji took the decisive defeat in stride.

Deji @Deji

I gave Floyd a black eye

As expected, the popular YouTuber was overmatched from the opening bell. Mayweather taunted Olatunji and even appeared to pull some of his punches. He could've ended things much earlier than the sixth round if he had so desired.

Stephen Jensen @FightTalk_

Floyd Mayweather stops Deji in the sixth round 🥊 Floyd was laughing and clowning around the whole time. Barely tried at all until he decided he wanted to finish it, collect the bag, and get out of there. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MayweatherDeji?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MayweatherDeji</a>

While he avoided most of Olatunji's offense, the boxing legend was at least sporting a shiner around his left eye after the bout.

Michael Benson @MichaelBensonn

Floyd Mayweather with a bruised eye at the post-fight press conference after his exhibition fight vs Deji… <a href="https://t.co/M8NjkPZX8M">pic.twitter.com/M8NjkPZX8M</a>

Mayweather hasn't kept his motivations a secret. He doesn't need to make a full-time return to boxing because he can collect millions from exhibitions that require a fraction of the training and preparation. This was his fifth such event since his last official fight in August 2017.

It's unclear what's next for the 45-year-old, but fans can surely expect more of the same when he puts on the gloves again.