Floyd Mayweather, Logan Paul agree to June 6 boxing exhibition

Originally scheduled for early-February and once thought to be dead, the Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul boxing exhibition is back on, announced for June 6 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.

The event will air on Showtime PPV for $49.99 and will not keep with the original concept of fans paying more the closer it gets to the fight. Paul had initially said the reason for the delay was due to COVID-19 and wanting fans in the stands.

The 44-year-old Mayweather is shorter and lighter than the 26-year-old Paul. Yet to be announced is how many rounds, the size of gloves, rules, and what Paul can weigh in at. An undercard wasn’t announced.

Mayweather has been retired for several years, but returned for a December 2018 exhibition against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, winning easily in under three minutes. Before that, he ran his pro record to 50-0 by defeating former UFC champion Conor McGregor.by tenth round TKO in August 2017.

Paul, a former Disney Channel star turned YouTube star that is known to WWE fans for his involvement in the Sami Zayn-Kevin Owens WrestleMania 37 match, has boxed just once, losing a split decision to another YouTube star.

His brother, Jake, is 3-0 in his young boxing career and recently dispatched Ben Askren quickly by knockout. He and former UFC double champion Daniel Cormier got into a war of words at Saturday’s UFC 261. Cormier challenged Paul to fight him in MMA while Paul declined, insisting they box instead which he detailed in an interview with Ariel Helwani.

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