Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition Sunday evening didn’t resemble his first 4 exhibitions, not to mention any of his 50 skilled prizefights.
The legendary five-division champion clearly took it simple on social media star Deji Olatunji throughout their eight-round exhibition at Coca-Cola Area in Dubai. London’s Olatunji, a brother of KSI, took the glorified sparring session significantly, however the inexperienced southpaw clearly couldn’t compete with even a 45-year-old Mayweather.
Mayweather showboated and toyed with the overmatched 25-year-old YouTube sensation till he determined to finish it within the sixth spherical. Mayweather principally fought along with his palms down, simply slipped the overwhelming majority of Olatunji’s punch makes an attempt and didn’t put a lot pressure on most of his punches as a result of he wasn’t attempting to harm Olatunji till he let his palms go within the sixth spherical.
Referee Kenny Bayless stepped between them late within the sixth spherical to cease the bout as a result of Mayweather landed unanswered punches.
The Corridor-of-Fame fighter danced between rounds, laughed and joked throughout a lot of the two-minute rounds and clearly wasn’t nervous about something Olatunji threw again at him. Every time inclined, Mayweather landed at will on Olatunji’s physique and head.
Mayweather opened up on Olatunji as quickly because the sixth spherical began, when he lastly felt like knocking out Olatunji.
For Mayweather, their scheduled eight-rounder was simply one other cease on a world tour.
Seven weeks earlier, Mayweather stopped Japanese blended martial artist Mikuru Asakura on the finish of the second spherical of their three-round exhibition in Saitama, Japan. Mayweather clearly took that exhibition September 24 extra significantly than Sunday evening.
Mayweather’s win in opposition to Olatunji was his fifth in exhibitions because the Grand Rapids, Michigan native retired from skilled boxing following his 10th-round stoppage of UFC famous person Conor McGregor in a 12-round, 154-pound boxing match in August 2017 at T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas. Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) hasn’t fought an skilled boxer in additional than seven years, not since he out-pointed former WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto in September 2015 at MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He will be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.