Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul match announced for June 6
Whether it need to be taking place, it’s taking place.
The exhibit match in between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. and YouTuber Logan Paul has actually been revealed for June 6 at Acid Rock Arena in Miami. The bout will be telecasted through Showtime pay-per-view.
The June 6 date is a day behind the formerly reported June 5 date. The hold-up implies the exhibit will no longer straight complete with the light-weight title battle in between Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr. set up for June 5.
Amongst the battles on the undercard will be a rematch in between Badou Jack and Jean Pascal, per Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix. Pascal beat Jack, a previous WBC super-middleweight victor, through split choice in Dec. 2019.
The Mayweather-Paul battle had actually been at first set up for Feb. 20, however was held off forever. Under the formerly reported regards to the battle, Mayweather will be needed to weigh in under 160 pounds, while Paul can can be found in under 190 pounds.
Floyd Mayweather is the apparent preferred
The last time the 44-year-old Mayweather got in the ring was on New Year’s Eve 2018, when he beat Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa through first-round TKO in an exhibit match. His last expert bout was a 10th round TKO of UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017, enhancing his profession record to 50-0.
Paul’s boxing experience includes 2 matches, one exhibit and one expert, versus fellow YouTuber KSI.
It goes without stating that Mayweather is the frustrating preferred to win. Even Paul’s own sibling Jake — who is coming off a first-round knockout of ex-UFC fighter Ben Askren — stated the YouTuber is “f***ed” which the match is a “terrible idea.”
Obviously, a competitive boxing match isn’t the main objective here. That would be cash, and both Mayweather and Paul supply lots of factor to think this even will be amongst the most financially rewarding in fight sports history. No fighter controls the list of highest-grossing pay-per-view occasions like Mayweather, while Paul brings a huge social networks following into the battle.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.