Floyd Mayweather has introduced that he’ll combat Logan Paul this yr.
The retired 50-Zero boxing legend will meet the 0-1 YouTuber, who misplaced his professional debut to fellow web sensation KSI in 2019, in an exhibition bout.
Mayweather introduced his retirement from top-level boxing in 2015.
He returned to the ring to face UFC star Conor McGregor two years later, to push his profession report to 50-0.
In 2018, the American travelled to Tokyo for an exhibition bout with kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.
Within the aftermath of that straightforward win, Floyd mentioned he’d be open for additional exhibitions.
Rumours swirled on social media two months in the past suggesting a bout with Logan was a ‘carried out deal’, nonetheless it was then reported that Floyd had been approached concerning the exhibition, however was leaning in the direction of a ‘no’.
Now, he’s confirmed it’s truly actual.
Floyd Mayweather v Logan Paul: Date and begin time
Mayweather and Paul will face off in an exhibition bout on Saturday, February 20.
The placement has not been confirmed as of but and so begin instances will comply with.
The undercard, more likely to embody a number of extra exhibition fights, can even be confirmed at a later date.
Mayweather posted a quick video graphic for the combat to his Instagram web page.
His caption states: “Tremendous Exhibition Feb. 20, 2021 !!!! Early Hen Particular On Sale NOW!!!! Fanmio. Extra Particulars Quickly. Hyperlink in BIO.”
The hyperlink in his Instagram bio takes you to the Fanmio web site – who will seemingly be staging the PPV.
Their description of the occasion is: “Undefeated, 12-time, 5 division boxing celebrity Floyd Mayweather at 50-Zero will tackle social media sensation Logan Paul in a particular exhibition boxing match that’s anticipated to make historical past.
“That is your likelihood to observe this must-see occasion stay completely on Fanmio PPV, Saturday February 20, 2021.”
The combat is priced at $24.99 for early consumers, however will improve to $39.99 after a million PPVs are bought, then improve once more to $59.99 on December 29th, then one final improve to $69.99 on February 11th.
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Floyd Mayweather v Logan Paul: What has been mentioned?
One of many Mayweather’s former opponents, Victor Ortiz, reckons Paul shall be a more durable opponent for than McGregor was.
“Conor couldn’t do nothing,” Ortiz mentioned. “I don’t imply to talk unhealthy. 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 little 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 recognize. And Logan, he is aware of boxing proper now.
“I’ve talked to him about Floyd a couple of instances. I give him the straightforward issues: ‘Floyd is Floyd, however you’re unstoppable. You’re on one other stage.’
“I strongly imagine Floyd may have hassle. Logan can field, and he has energy, attain pace, and he can transfer now.”