“I had to close the gap,” Floyd Mayweather gives a HILARIOUS excuse for getting a black eye against Deji

“I had to close the gap,” Floyd Mayweather gives a HILARIOUS excuse for getting a black eye against Deji

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather has done it all in boxing. He is undefeated as a professional with 50 fights in his career. However, now, he seems to be having the time of his life fighting in exhibition matches.

Floyd’s most recent exhibition match was against celebrity boxer, Deji Olatunji, the brother of KSI. Despite being outclassed to an unprecedented degree, Deji managed to pull off a feat that few others can lay claim to. During their fight, Deji managed to open a cut close to Mayweather’s left eye.


Eventually, this turned into a black eye for everyone to see. Explaining this, “Money” Mayweather said, “Absolutely. That’s cool though, we had fun tonight. You guys wanted to see a little something. I had to close the gap. You know, when you close the gap, it happens.”

Deji will be patting himself on the back for this accomplishment. Despite being completely overrun by Mayweather, he can at least find solace in the fact that he managed to injure one of the greatest boxers in the history of the sport. In fact, the interviewer who talked to Deji after the fight even told him that this was not something most opponents of Floyd have even managed.

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Floyd Mayweather credits his ‘currency over legacy’ mentality for taking part in such exhibition fights

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Floyd Mayweather against Deji (L) and Logan Paul (R)

During his fight with Deji, Mayweather put on a performance against Deji that was equal parts bizarre and clinical. Mayweather danced around the YouTuber for the majority of the fight. This was before he finished KSI’s younger brother with a barrage of punches that caused the referee to end the fight.

After the fight, he was asking about what motivated him to continue boxing after all that he had accomplished. Mayweather’s answer triggered applause from the room full of media members. Floyd told them that he was now in it for the money now, and wasn’t going after ‘legacy fights’ anymore.

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“My philosophy is, never stop getting it,” said Mayweather. “Currency over legacy! Currency over legacy!” said the legendary boxer, who has generated more than a billion dollars in revenue from his boxing career.

The room of journalists applauded the second-generation boxer’s reply before moving on to the next question. And it is quite understandable considering the fact that Floyd has built such a resume that it cannot be tarnished even if he loses his next 10 fights by knockout.

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