‘This Is Like Competing in the Special Olympics and Bragging About Winning’: Fans Ask Floyd Mayweather to Retire After the Deji Fight

Published 11/21/2022, 9:30 AM EST

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Boxing Hall of Famer Floyd Mayweather recently fought his fifth exhibition bout since his retirement from pro boxing. He locked horns with British YouTube sensation Deji Olatunji. The 13th November fight event was part of the Global Titans Fight Series. It was a successful event with numerous interesting events and altercations between fighters. However, fans have been mocking Mayweather for participating in exhibition bouts. 

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With a perfect 50-0 record, Floyd Mayweather announced his retirement from boxing in 2017. After that, he faced Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in his first exhibition bout in 2018. One of the most anticipated of his exhibition matches was against Logan Paul. He then faced Mikuru Asakura, followed by former sparring partner Don Moore.

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Mayweather is the only tier 1 boxer who participates so actively in exhibition fights. He has been mocked by fans for competing against fighters and YouTubers who are considerably weaker than him. Let’s take a look at what fans have to say.

Fans react to Floyd Mayweather’s fight with Deji 

‘Money’ recently posted a video of his fight with Deji on Instagram. He captioned the post with, “The hate remains but the results is always the same.” Fans have been making fun of Mayweather for battling YouTubers, and their comments have ruptured the comment section.

One fan said, “He just clowning him at that point”

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While another mentioned, “This is like competing in the special Olympics and bragging about winning”

“Chill son, it’s getting played out now, im a fan but it’s boring now”

Someone stated, “Bro flexing a youtube fight” 

“Imagine being “the best boxer in the world” getting a black eye by a youtuber”

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“Ruining your legacy fighting no one’s. Hang the gloves up”

Another fan wrote, “Lol so you the Harlem globetrotters of boxing huh?”

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Although the boxing world has been trolling Mayweather for fighting less competitive boxers, however, there is a much bigger fight coming up for him. ‘The Pretty Boy’ of boxing is in talks to fight with UFC superstar Conor McGregor for a potential fight. According to rumors, there will be two fights, the first in a boxing ring and the second in an octagon.

Additionally, the American boxer’s professional record will also be at stake. But how this situation develops will only become clear with time. Until then, share your thoughts about fans’ reactions to Mayweather in the comments below. 

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Written by:

Shashank Wankhede

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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.
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