The boxing fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Logan Paul, initially scheduled for Feb. 20 before being postponed, is presently set to happen June 6 from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Mayweather Promotions and Showtime Boxing both tweeted out affirmation of the event, which will air on Showtime pay-per-view.
After his brother Jake Paul defeated MMA fighter, Ben Askren, in one round, Logan Paul has declared his long-discussed boxing match with the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. is, at last, going on.
After the fight was at first declared, little was said about the event before the delay recently. At the time of the decision, Logan Paul posted a video on his YouTube account, refering to the effect of COVID-19 on participation as the driving factor for the delay.
The video takes note that the fight will be promoted by Fanmio — initially the PPV partner for the event, which was intended for February but canceled — as well as Showtime.
The June 6 date implies that Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul will occur on a Sunday, which is uncommon overall for boxing events and fundamentally inconceivable for boxing pay-per-view anymore. In any case, that holds it back from going head-to-head on pay-per-view with Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr from Triller Fight Club, which is likewise apparently going to occur in Miami.
“The fight’s still happening,” Logan Paul said. “We want to have a packed arena somewhere and then the business side of things, we have to iron them out. He’s got a lot of people on his team, Al Haymon got involved, if you know boxing, you know what that means for getting an actual deal done and figuring out a venue. I need as much practice, training, sparring under my belt against this guy. With every day that goes past, I get better and he gets older.”
On Tuesday night, it was affirmed the fight was back on.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., aged 44, has a 50-0 boxing record and is to a great extent viewed as the best defensive boxer ever. He’s won 15 significant boxing world titles, in addition to a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics and three U.S. Golden Gloves championships. Logan Paul, 26, battled two amateur matches against British internet personality KSI, with one draw and one loss by split decision. Expect an immense size and weight discrepancy between the two.
This will be unusual.
Fortunately, it’s an exhibition match, similar to Floyd Mayweather’s last contest, against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa. Mayweather’s last proper boxing fight was a triumph over MMA superstar Conor McGregor.
Floyd Mayweather, the best boxer of his generation, last stepped into a boxing ring in December 2018, confronting Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa. Mayweather dealt with Nasukawa, completing the battle in the first round.
The fight between the boxing legend and the YouTube star was initially scheduled for Feb. 20 yet was delayed before February.
Floyd Mayweather hasn’t battled professionally since 2017 when he defeated UFC’s Conor McGregor to acquire his 50th career victory. He fought Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018, yet that was an exhibition match.
His re-visitation of the ring is capricious, however, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe revealed to BoxingScene.com’s Jake Donovan that he sees it as a chance to develop the sport of boxing.
“If it brings more eyeballs to the sport, I’m all for it,” he said. “At the end of the day, it’s all about entertainment. This is why I can never be mad at anyone who thinks outside the box. Once you start living in that bubble and only do things inside that bubble, you don’t even have a chance to separate yourself.”
Logan Paul made his name as a Disney Channel star before controversy led the network to cut ties. Paul just became a bigger star, using social media to raise his profile and make a lot of debate. While Paul’s younger brother, Jake, has demonstrated to be a tremendous attract his young boxing career, going 3-0 in significant events against rivals from outside the boxing world, Logan has just battled once as a professional, losing a split decision to fellow social media star KSI in November 2019.
Logan Paul has had one professional fight, falling by split decision to YouTuber KSI in November 2019. Interestingly, his younger brother, Jake Paul, is 3-0 in the ring and has his sights set on doing combating an MMA fighter, going to such an extreme as to challenge Kamaru Usman through Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
The 44-year-old Floyd Mayweather (50-0, 27 KO) hasn’t battled officially since 2017 when he beat Conor McGregor. He did an exhibition in Japan against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa toward the finish of 2018.
Logan Paul, 26, isn’t the Paul brother who just beat Ben Askren. That is Jake Paul, who is marginally younger and better at boxing. Logan Paul has an official boxing record of 0-1, losing a controversial decision to fellow YouTube celebrity KSI in 2019.
Floyd Mayweather last fought professionally in 2017 when he took on UFC warrior Conor McGregor before cruising to triumph for his 50th and final victory.
He battled again in an exhibition match against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve in 2018, winning again at a canter.
Given the large numbers he can guarantee with any event he puts on, it is nothing unexpected that even at 44 he keeps on being connected with a re-visitation of the ring in another exhibition fight, with the YouTube celebrity — with one match and one defeat to his name — the next in line.
A fight had been penciled in for February however the limitations enforced because of the Covid pandemic implied that it was not feasible to pack out a stadium, restricting the potential revenue from any event. Presently a summer event appears to be set to proceed with the American vaccine program as of now leading the world.
While this is relied upon to be an exhibition fight, Logan Paul will purportedly be allowed to weigh close to 190lbs, standing at 6-foot-2. Anyway, Mayweather, four inches shorter, will be confined to 168lbs.
Floyd Mayweather will be allowing up 20 years, six inches and almost 50 pounds against Logan Paul yet is still prone to enter the ring as a monstrous top choice.