'I was surprised' – Floyd Mayweather's uncle questions boxing legend's decision to fight Deji instead of brother KSI | The Sun

FLOYD MAYWEATHER has been questioned by his uncle Jeff for choosing to fight Deji and not KSI.

The boxing legend is in talks to face YouTuber Deji on November 13 in Dubai.


But his own uncle Jeff was left stunned that Mayweather did not opt to face his brother, social media sensation, rapper and celebrity boxer KSI.

He told FightHype: "Any fight that Floyd's in is big.

"But it's funny because some guy reached out to me on social media and said, 'You nephew's fighting Deji.'

"I said, 'I don' think so.' I mean, I was surprised to hear it because I didn't think Deji was big enough.

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"If you're going to fight Deji, why not fight KSI instead? That makes more sense, that gives you a whole bunch more fans.

"KSI is like the Paul brothers, basically you're getting one of the ultimate guys in YouTube."

KSI, 29, trained with Jeff for his rematch win over Logan Paul, 27, in 2019 which came after they drew a year later.

The Londoner returned in August after three years out and beat rapper Swarmz, 25, and Mexican boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda, 23, on the same night.

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On the undercard, Deji, 25, beat American Fousey, 32, which followed on a run of THREE losses.

It has somehow put him in line to face Mayweather, 45, in the Middle East.

Jeff said: "I think Floyd will have to carry Deji for the fight to end with both guys standing on their feet.

"I think if Floyd really goes out there, he'll be in trouble."

Mayweather himself returns on the weekend in Japan in a three-round exhibition against MMA star Mikuru Asakura, 30.

It will be his fourth exhibition since retiring professionally in 2017 after beating ex-UFC champion Conor McGregor, 34.

Mayweather has faced featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 24, Paul, 27, and ex-sparring partner Don Moore.


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