Who says money can’t buy happiness? Floyd Mayweather’s black eye after his exhibition with YouTuber Deji doesn’t seem to be getting him down.
The event with Deji in Dubai follows other crossover bouts with Mayweather including facing Conor McGregor – although that was registered as a professional fight – Logan Paul, and Japanese MMA star, Mikuru Asakura.
One story of this latest outing is that Mayweather got tagged well enough at one point for a mark to form underneath his left eye. He wasn’t in danger at all, but, still, it’s a story for Deji to tell the grandkids.
In a video posted by Claressa Shields from Dubai, Floyd addresses the situation in a typically ‘Money’ way.
“You know what’s so crazy? Oh they told me, they said ‘Floyd, the headlines was Floyd Mayweather got a black eye…’ Oh and he got a cold bank roll.”
Lol @Deji ! https://t.co/YYgFSsIBANpic.twitter.com/PK3eco5km5
— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) November 14, 2022
Whilst reports vary on just how much Mayweather earned for his sixth round stoppage against Deji, comments from Global Titans CEO, Uday Singh, before the fight suggested upwards of $30 million dollars. This may be before a share of the pay-per-views are taken into account.
Even if the actual figure is shy of that number, there’s no denying that the exhibition circuit has been and continues to be lucrative for Floyd.
He was treated like royalty in Dubai all week, came out to the ring when he wanted to, danced a little, took a punch and then finished the fight.
Prior to the event there was talk of Mayweather putting his 50-0 blemish-free record on the line once more, perhaps against Ireland’s McGregor in a rematch.
Having said that, it’s hard to see him putting himself through a full training camp and the stresses of a build up when this sort of money is available for these sort of events.