Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather revealed the three superfights he’s planning for 2021, and all three are major blockbuster special exhibition boxing bouts against superstar celebrities.
Mayweather posted his massive megafight plans via social media on Wednesday, and the 43-year-old’s masterplan for the next 11 months includes boxing bouts against YouTubers Logan Paul and Jake Paul as well as a ‘winner take all’ grudge match against rapper 50 Cent.
Mayweather posted, “…I don’t care about weight class with any of these guys. The Paul brothers will make great money with the events, but with 50 cent It has to be ‘Winner Take All’.”
You can see Mayweather tease his bout vs. 50 Cent below.
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How Many Times Will Mayweather Fight in 2021?
Mayweather did not compete at all in 2020, but it looks like he plans to make up for it in 2021.
Mayweather’s plans include at least three megafights this year, and maybe even a fourth one. It’s hard to know from what Mayweather posted whether any of the fights he listed (Logan Paul, Jake Paul, 50 Cent) would be one of his planned exhibition bouts in Japan or if he has a fourth bout in mind.
Mayweather’s last appearance in Japan was against Tenshin Nasukawa for the RIZIN Fighting Federation, a Tokyo-based MMA promotional company. Mayweather stopped Nasukawa in one round in 2018, but the bout did not go on either fighter’s official record.
Regardless, Mayweather is either planning three or four fights in 2021. That or Mayweather believes at least one of the megafights he has planned will happen in Japan.
“This year I will focus on several exhibitions. I will have an exhibition in Tokyo, Japan again,” Mayweather said.
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Mayweather vs. Boxing YouTubers
Mayweather named YouTubers Logan Paul and Jake Paul as potential opponents in 2021.
Mayweather’s exhibition bout vs. Logan Paul was already scheduled for February 20 via Fanmio, but the fight was recently postponed per ESPN.
Some suggested the Mayweather vs. Logan Paul bout would be canceled, but Mayweather’s post about the fight suggests it’s still on the way.
Surprisingly, Mayweather revealed he would be happy to face Jake Paul as well assuming the 2-0 novice pro boxer gets by ex-UFC fighter Ben Askren on April 17.
Jake Paul had been trying to secure a megafight against UFC superstar Conor McGregor, who Mayweather stopped in 10 rounds back in 2017, but now it looks like the 24-year-old might get to share the ring with Mayweather instead.
“Of course the one with me and Logan Paul, and if Jake Paul can get past his next opponent Ben Askren, I will have an exhibition with him as well,” Mayweather said.
Shocking Superfight vs. 50 Cent
Mayweather also addressed recent comments made by his former friend turned bitter rival 50 Cent. The famed rapper recently suggested he would be willing to face Mayweather in a boxing exhibition bout so long as there was no weight limit for the fight.
Basically, 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, doesn’t think he could make weight for the potential fight.
“I don’t think I could make weight though. I’d fight Floyd (Mayweather) if I could get down there. Or he could just let me not have to get down to 150…I tried it once, I looked like a homeless person,” Jackson said on V-103’s “The Morning Culture” radio show.
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— Kelsey McCarson (@kelsey_mccarson) January 29, 2021
Mayweather is fine with that stipulation so long as he can make one of his own.
“I also heard that 50 cent would fight me but claims I’m too small. If he wants to lace up at the end of the year we can do an exhibition then,” Mayweather said.
But while Mayweather is happy to share the loot for both megafights against the brash young YouTubers, Mayweather’s stipulation for fighting 50 Cent was that it had to be a winner take all bout.
That means that the only person who gets paid that night should the fight actually happen would be the winner.
Obviously, Mayweather strongly believes he would be the victor vs. 50 Cent.
“The Paul brothers will make great money with the events, but with 50 Cent It has to be ‘Winner Take All’,” Mayweather said.
Mayweather is 50-0 with 27 KOs. He retired after defeating McGregor in 2017, but it’s clear after his big announcement this week about Logan Paul, Jake Paul, and 50 Cent, that he’s not done yet with his boxing career.
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