Organisers for the weird exhibition bout between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul are at the moment in search of a brand new date having needed to postpone the unique date.
The retired 50-Zero boxing legend is ready to fulfill the 0-1 YouTuber, who misplaced his professional debut to fellow web sensation KSI in 2019, in a one-off conflict in some unspecified time in the future this 12 months.
Logan’s little brother Jake Paul fought and beat former UFC star Ben Askren in their very own exhibition and Logan was there to movie the second and ship it to Mayweather in an obvious warning.
However plans for Mayweather vs Logan are on maintain with talks ongoing between the 2 camps.
Mayweather v Paul: Date and begin time
Mayweather and Paul have been set to face off of their exhibition bout on Saturday, February 20 however that date has been postponed.
It has been claimed that the combat might be cancelled completely as a result of ‘lack of curiosity’, though Mayweather and Paul have insisted this isn’t the case.
In late February, Paul despatched a public message to Mayweather, insisting he’s nonetheless coaching and ready on a brand new date.
He took to social media to show that he’s nonetheless making ready for the combat, stating: “Ready on that new date, Floyd Mayweather.”
Logan then claimed that Al Haymon and Showtime at the moment are concerned within the bout.
He stated: “I feel I can say, I consider Al Haymon simply went on Showtime and introduced that it’ll be on Showtime.
“Al Haymon’s now concerned. We’re going to do it proper on the highest degree of any huge, huge boxing occasion. Let’s get it.”
Logan was incorrect to say that Haymon had made a public announcement concerning the occasion, he hasn’t and by no means offers media interviews.
Regardless, the YouTuber’s feedback seem to indicate that there are critical talks behind the scenes with Haymon and Showtime.
He added: “Individuals are asking me if I’m like scared. No, no I’m not scared. The emotions I’m getting proper now are simply pleasure.
“I’m excited, I’m blessed to have this chance and I feel we’re gonna wow lots of people.
“I simply don’t consider I’m gonna get in there and persons are gonna see what they anticipate to see.”
In the meantime, Mayweather has claimed that he’ll make upwards of $100million for the deliberate combat.
He stated: “I can combat a fighter proper now and I can assure myself $35million. I can finally in all probability make $50million, for only a common combat.
“Or me and Logan Paul can exit, entertain, have enjoyable and make 9 figures, $100million or extra.
“Everyone thinks that ‘retired’ means at residence together with your toes up and choosing up weight.“I desire to exit, nonetheless entertain and have enjoyable.
“Simply because I nonetheless exit, entertain and have enjoyable doesn’t imply that I nonetheless wanna combat for 12 rounds.
“I feel we’ve obtained a six-round exhibition. I feel it’s gonna be very entertaining for the folks, I feel persons are gonna adore it.
“$35million for 12 rounds or $100million for six rounds – massive distinction.”
Mayweather v Paul: What has been stated?
Conor McGregor, who has been known as out by Logan’s brother Jake just lately, has had his say on the exhibition bout.
He stated: “Truthful pay to them, truthful play to the Logan man getting in with Floyd.
“I’m excited to see how that goes. Floyd appears to be like a bit fats to me, man.
“It’s a mad little scene on the minute, however I’m not in opposition to it. Any man that’s keen to make that stroll, all the very best.”
In the meantime, one of many Mayweather’s former opponents, Victor Ortiz, reckons Paul will probably be a more durable opponent for than McGregor was.
“Conor couldn’t do nothing,” Ortiz stated. “I don’t imply to talk dangerous. Conor’s a heck of a UFC fighter within the octagon, however he has no enterprise in a hoop, versus somebody like Logan – Logan discovered in a hoop.
“So his stuff is all standup. Every thing about Logan is boxing, angles, shifting, so it’s two totally different worlds.
“I couldn’t let you know what somebody like Logan or myself might do in an octagon, however persist with what you understand. And Logan, he is aware of boxing proper now.
“I’ve talked to him about Floyd a couple of occasions. I give him the straightforward issues: ‘Floyd is Floyd, however you’re unstoppable. You’re on one other degree.’
“I strongly consider Floyd could have hassle. Logan can field, and he has energy, attain pace, and he can transfer now.”