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Floyd Mayweather will face Logan Paul in exhibition bout on February 20

Floyd Mayweather will face Logan Paul in exhibition bout on February 20

via Ryan Songalia

just if you happen to thought the exhibitions were over.

Floyd Mayweather Jr., the 5 division world champion announced on Instagram Sunday afternoon that he will meet YouTuber turned boxer Logan Paul in an exhibition bout on February 20. No venue or place turned into named, though the publish printed that the exhibition will be attainable on the streaming platform Fanmio for a pay-per-view cost of $24.99.

Mayweather (50-0, 27 knockouts), who turns 44 4 days after the bout, has been retired from seasoned boxing seeing that stopping gold standard combating Championship megastar Conor McGregor in 2017. however Mayweather has for the reason that been within the ring once again on New year’s Eve of 2018, knocking out a a lot smaller kickboxer named Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan.

Logan Paul, 25, is 0-1 as a professional boxer, having lost his debut to fellow YouTube superstar Olajide William Olatunji in November of 2019.

although Paul, and his younger brother Jake, have drawn the ire of boxing traditionalists for his or her excessive promotion of inconsequential bouts, there’s no denying their recognition, principally amongst young adults and young adults. Logan Paul’s 2018 newbie bout in opposition t Olatunji bought a pronounced 1.3 million pay-per-views, a determine that dwarfs most numbers generated through boxing champions.

The information isn’t a complete surprise: Mayweather lately spoke about combating Paul, comparing him to an additional crossover megastar, Conor McGregor. “Three years ago a fighter from the UFC spoke of my name and i needed to put a muzzle on that bitch. Logan Paul can get the same medication earlier than i go overcome Japan again,” stated Mayweather.

One difficulty that nevertheless has to be resolved is the load. Paul, who stands at 6’2″, weighed 199 kilos for his pro debut, while Mayweather has under no circumstances weighed more than 151 pounds for a battle.

Mayweather is anticipated to be one of the vital inductees to the foreign Boxing corridor of reputation class of 2021, which can be introduced on December 15.