Boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr. has announced that he and YouTube star Logan Paul are participating in a “super exhibition” boxing match on February 20, 2021. As the pay-per-view match was just announced, details about the exhibition bout are still sparse.
Fanmio Boxing, one of the co-promoters for the bout, detailed on its website: “Undefeated, 12-time, five-division boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather at 50-0 will take on social media sensation Logan Paul in a special exhibition boxing match that is expected to make history. This is your chance to watch this must-see event live exclusively on Fanmio PPV, Saturday, February 20, 2021.
Mayweather, 43, has a professional boxing record of 50-0 and has been teasing a comeback since his exhibition bout in 2018 against Tenshin Nasukawa. Paul, 25, is 0-1, losing his only professional bout in November 2019 when he dropped a decision to fellow YouTuber KSI.
Logan’s brother, Jake Paul, competed on November 28 in a professional boxing bout against NBA point guard Nate Robinson and won via second-round KO.
Fans can purchase Mayweather vs. Paul for $24.99 through Fanmio Boxing’s website. According to the promotion’s website, after one million pay-per-views are sold the price will increase to $39.99. On December 29, the price will increase to $59.99 and to $69.99 on February 11, 2021.
There is also an option right now to purchase the pay-per-view for $54.99 and receive a Mayweather vs. Paul “limited and exclusive fight shirt.”
According to the website, 20 fight fans who purchase the pay-per-view “will get a Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul video meet and greet.”
This story is still developing.
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Mayweather & Paul Recently Took a Shot at Each Other on Social Media, Hyping Up a Potential Bout
On November 18, Mayweather took aim at Paul, saying that he could “get the same treatment” as Conor McGregor did in August 2017. Mayweather boxed the UFC superstar in a massive event and defeated him via tenth-round TKO.
“These YouTube girls better find some Barbie dolls to play with cause I’m not the one for the kid games, Mayweather wrote. “3 years ago a fighter from the UFC said my name and I had to put a muzzle on that b****. @loganpaul can get the same treatment before I go conquer Japan again.”
Paul responded to Mayweather a day later, sharing Money’s tweet on Instagram and writing, “big tweet from a little man @floydmayweather.” Paul also shared a photo of a doctored face-off between him and Mayweather. See below:
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Mayweather Is One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time, Logan Will Be a Heavy Underdog
Although Paul is much heavier and taller than Mayweather, Money is one of the greatest boxers of all time and will be a heavy favorite in the bout. Mayweather is listed as 5-foot-8-inches tall and Paul is 6-foot-two-inches tall. Furthermore, Money has a 72-inch reach compared to Pauls 76-inch reach.
In his bout with KSI, Paul tipped the scales at 199.4 pounds, just under the 200-pound cruiserweight limit. Mayweather walks around much lighter than Paul. He has boxed in many of the lighter weight classes and in his bout against McGregor, he weighed in at 149.5 pounds.