Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul Fight Officially Announced
The long-awaited Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Logan Paul exhibition match will happen. The two will fight on June 6 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
The news of the bout was confirmed on Twitter by the Mayweather Promotions, who tweeted out the news along with the caption, “The historic crossover event is signed & sealed!” the tweet read. “Mayweather vs. Paul live at Hard Rock Sunday, June 6th.”
— Mayweather Promotions (@MayweatherPromo) April 27, 2021
The fight was originally scheduled for February but was postponed indefinitely until Tuesday’s announcement. The date of the fight is later than when most had speculated. It was expected that the two would fight on June 5.
The announcement did not give more details about the fight nor did it disclose the rules. When the fight was originally scheduled for February, the agreed terms required Mayweather to weigh under 160 pounds and for Paul to weigh under 190 pounds.
Mayweather’s last professional fight was in 2017 against UFC star Conor McGregor. It was one of the most hyped crossover matches and was a 10-round TKO win for Mayweather. The win improved the five-time champion’s career record to 50-0. The boxing legend last fought in 2018 in an exhibition bout against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa. The exhibition match resulted in another win for the boxing legend, a first-round TKO win.
On the other hand, Paul along with his younger brother, Jake Paul, are YouTubers-turned-boxers. The elder Paul has not experienced the same success as his younger brother. The elder has only had two boxing bouts, an exhibition and a professional one. Both bouts were against fellow YouTuber KSI. Both matches were a loss for the elder Paul.
Mayweather is the overwhelming favorite to win the exhibition match. For now, there is no additional information about the fight card.