Floyd Mayweather vs Deji LIVE: Stream and latest updates plus Tommy Fury fight result

Floyd Mayweather makes a swift return to the ring as he takes on YouTube star Deji this evening, within two months of the boxing icon’s last outing.

Mayweather, who held world titles in numerous weight-classes in a glistening in-ring career, retired unbeaten in 2017 with a late TKO win against former UFC champion Conor McGregor. Since then, the American, 45, has competed exclusively in exhibition contests, stopping kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018 and mixed martial artist Mikuru Asakura this September, and going the distance with YouTuber Logan Paul last year and fellow ex-boxer Don Moore this May.

Next up for Mayweather is Deji, brother of fellow YouTube star KSI and the American’s least-qualified opponent yet, who takes on “Money” in Dubai this evening. Briton Deji (real name Oladeji Olatunji) holds a losing boxing record but recently secured his first win, stopping fellow YouTuber Fousey in August. The 25-year-old will be out of his depth in Dubai but will look to make the most of the opportunity to box arguably the greatest fighter to ever grace the sport. On the undercard, Tommy Fury – half-brother of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson – takes on Rolly Lambert in an exhibition bout, after the Briton’s scheduled pro clash with Paul Bamba fell through eight hours before it was set to take place.

Follow live updates from Mayweather vs Deji and Fury vs Lambert:

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

  • Former world champion Floyd Mayweather boxes YouTuber Deji

  • American, 45, and Briton, 25, clash in exhibition bout in Dubai

  • Tyson Fury’s half-brother Tommy also in exhibition action

  • Tommy Fury and YouTuber Jake Paul exchange words after bout

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

20:28 , Alex Pattle

One fight left! Floyd Mayweather vs Deji.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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Will we ever see Fury vs Paul?

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

20:18 , Alex Pattle

Really childish stuff from Paul and Fury here.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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Fury, from inside the ring, and Paul, from outside, are chirping away at each other.

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Fury vs Lambert – Round 6

Fury and Lambert clinch and move to the ropes, where Lambert taps Fury on the back, and the Briton lets him go. Fury is boxing on the outside, using his jab and left hook to decent effect. Once more the fighters clinch on the ropes. Lambert is looking to close range quickly, and Fury is pivoting to evade but doing so somewhat over-eagerly; he’s putting himself off balance.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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Fury vs Lambert – Round 5

“You f***ing suck,” Jake Paul shouts at Fury from the commentary position. Fury and Lambert briefly clinch. Fury lands a sharp jab. He bounces around at range. Lambert gets frustrated at the Briton for not engaging, then Fury leaps forward and almost catches out the Cameroonian. Lambert connects with a straight left hand as he backs up Fury against the ropes.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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Fury vs Lambert – Round 4

We get a bit of grappling now, as Lambert has Fury in a headlock in the corner. The pair are separated, and Lambert finds some success with his jab. More showboating from Fury at a distance – odd.

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Fury vs Lambert – Round 3

Lambert has a spell fighting on the front foot, before Fury has his turn. Not a lot of action in this round; more showboating from Fury.

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Fury vs Lambert – Round 2

Now Lambert comes forward. Both men are pawing with their lead hands, Lambert standing southpaw. Fury is briefly cornered, but Lambert lets the Briton get free. Some showboating from both fighters, but still plenty of respect. There’s not a lot of time to work in these two-minute rounds, as we see in women’s boxing, but the showboating is a bit of a time-wasting endeavour.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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Fury vs Lambert – Round 1

Fury jabs to the body; Lambert jabs to the head. Fury is fighting on the front foot. Lots of feinting from the Briton, but he’s caught with a clean, straight punch. Decent counter left hook from Fury, who then showboats slightly with some skipping.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

19:48 , Alex Pattle

Jake Paul is in the building... So is Deji’s brother KSI.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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So, Tommy Fury was due to face American Paul Bamba tonight, but apparently the specified weight for the Briton differed across each man’s contracts...

As such, the fighters were unable to agree on a final contract; both Fury and Bamba have said this was the case.

Fury, 23, will now box Rolly Lambert on short notice, in an exhibition bout made up of six two-minute rounds.

Fury is 8-0 (4 knockouts) as a professional, while Cameroonian Lambert, 33, is 15-1-1 (12 KOs).

That bout is up next!

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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No winner from this one, as it was an exhibition, but it was certainly a thrilling contest.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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This is a brutal, back-and-forth bout, with plenty of ferocious body shots from both fighters in close.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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Next up: up-and-comer J’hon Ingram faces kickboxer Koji Kouzi Tanaka.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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Manzanilla will not emerge for Round 6! Herrera gets the TKO win!

A wise decision for Manzanilla not to continue, to be honest.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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Herrera is just repeatedly hurting the overly aggressive Manzanilla with powerful counter shots.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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Manzanilla slips – no knockdown, though one does soon follow!

He’s then punished for throwing a late shot off the clinch.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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Herrera puts down Manzanilla with a short left hand in a first round in which both men get aggressive to chaotic levels.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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Now we have a pro contest between Jadier Herrera and Franklin Manzanilla at featherweight.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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Taylor seizes a mic and animatedly calls for a rematch with Tommy Fury.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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Taylor is celebrating wildly after the final bell.

There’s no winner, as the fight was an exhibition, though the American clearly got the better of Fincham.

Credit to the Briton, though, for stepping in there and showing some promise.

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Taylor sticks Fincham with a fierce right cross then attacks the body again after backing up the Briton against the ropes.

An uppercut to the head gets through for Taylor.

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The middleweight bout between Harley Benn and Faizan Anwar is off, per Talksport.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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Taylor has been fighting almost exclusively on the front foot, backing up Fincham and throwing lots of hooks to the body of the Briton.

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Taylor is a former opponent of Tommy Fury, who outpointed the American last August.

Taylor has taken an aggressive approach so far, though Fincham is showing decent fundamentals despite his inexperience.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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In action right now are former Love Island contestant Jack Fincham and Anthony Taylor – sparring partner of Youtuber Jake Paul – in a light-heavyweight bout across four rounds.

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

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So, Tommy Fury was due to face American Paul Bamba tonight, but apparently the specified weight for the Briton differed across each man’s contracts...

As such, the fighters were unable to agree on a final contract; both Fury and Bamba have said this was the case.

Fury, 23, will now box Rolly Lambert on short notice, in an exhibition bout made up of six two-minute rounds.

Fury is 8-0 (4 knockouts) as a professional, while Cameroonian Lambert, 33, is 15-1-1 (12 KOs).

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

17:58 , Alex Pattle

Here’s our report from Mayweather’s last fight, a stoppage victory over MMA star Mikuru Asakura in September:

Floyd Mayweather stops MMA star Mikuru Asakura in exhibition fight in Japan

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

17:33 , Alex Pattle

Here’s tonight’s card in full:

Floyd Mayweather vs Deji (exhibition)

Tommy Fury vs Rolly Lambert (exhibition)

Jadier Herrera vs Franklin Manzanilla (featherweight)

Jack Fincham vs Anthony Taylor (exhibition)

Bobby Fish vs Boateng Pemprah (middleweight)

Delfine Persoon vs Ikram Kerwat (super-featherweight)

Mayweather vs Deji undercard in full featuring Tommy Fury tonight

Mayweather vs Deji LIVE

17:09 , Alex Pattle

Floyd Mayweather makes a swift return to the ring as he takes on YouTube star Deji this evening, within two months of the boxing icon’s last outing.

Mayweather, who held world titles in numerous weight-classes in a glistening in-ring career, retired unbeaten in 2017 with a late TKO win against former UFC champion Conor McGregor. Since then, the American, 45, has competed exclusively in exhibition contests, stopping kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018 and mixed martial artist Mikuru Asakura this September, and going the distance with YouTuber Logan Paul last year and fellow ex-boxer Don Moore this May.

Next up for Mayweather is Deji, brother of fellow YouTube star KSI and the American’s least-qualified opponent yet, who takes on “Money” in Dubai this evening. Briton Deji (real name Oladeji Olatunji) holds a losing boxing record but recently secured his first win, stopping fellow YouTuber Fousey in August. The 25-year-old will be out of his depth in Dubai but will look to make the most of the opportunity to box arguably the greatest fighter to ever grace the sport. On the undercard, Tommy Fury – half-brother of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson – takes on Rolly Lambert in an exhibition bout, after the Briton’s scheduled pro clash with Paul Bamba fell through eight hours before it was set to take place.