Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul match moved to June 5
Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s exhibit bout versus Logan Paul has a brand-new date.
The boxing legend and YouTuber will take on on June 5, with the place still to be figured out, according to The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger.
The bout had actually been formerly arranged for Feb. 20, however was later on held off forever. Online platform Fanmio was at first slated to host the bout, however it will now supposedly be telecasted by means of Showtime pay-per-view. The CEO of Mayweather Advertisings contested a report that the battle is being utilized as utilize with Showtime moms and dad business ViacomCBS, nevertheless.
Under the reported terms of the agreement, Mayweather can’t weigh in more than 160 pounds, while Paul will have to come in under 190 pounds. Mayweather said on Instagram that the venue has been narrowed down to five choices: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas and Atlanta:
Mayweather is obviously the overwhelming favorite to win; even Paul’s own brother Jake — who is coming off a first-round knockout of ex-UFC fighter Ben Askren — said the YouTuber is “f***ed” and that the match is a “terrible idea.”
Paul’s last foray into the ring was a split-decision loss to fellow YouTuber KSI in Nov. 2019. Mayweather hasn’t fought since defeating Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa via first-round TKO in Dec. 2018. His last professional bout was the Conor McGregor battle in 2017.
Mayweather-Paul competing with Teofimo Lopez
Barring another postponement, the Mayweather-Paul battle will be contending head-to-head with a highly anticipated actual boxing match.
Teofimo Lopez, coming off his upset win over Vasily Lomachenko, is schedule to face George Kambosos Jr. on June 5, as well. That battle will be hosted by Triller Fight Club, which also aired the Jake Paul-Ben Askren battle/music celebration.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.