Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul Set to Fight in Miami
Written by VIVA Staff
Undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight YouTube star Logan Paul inside Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on June 6, according to a report from ESPN.
This bout will be an exhibition, meaning the outcome will not appear on either man’s professional record, and will air on Showtime pay-per-view for those who are unable to attend live in Miami.
"Logan Paul and I are going to fight at Hard Rock Stadium," Mayweather wrote on Instagram this week. "Mayweather Promotions, Fanmio and Showtime will team up to give you an epic event."
Mayweather, for those unfamiliar, is widely considered the greatest boxer of his generation—if not the best of all time. A master of defense, the 44-year-old star is 50-0 overall, with wins over the likes of Arturo Gatti, Zab Judah, Oscar De La Hoya, Shane Mosely, Victor Ortiz, Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao, and most recently, former UFC champ Conor McGregor.
While Mayweather continues to compete, it seems as though he’s done with professional fights, and will instead be focusing on exhibitions, like his bizarre 2018 fight with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, and now, this fight with Paul.
Paul, 26, has close to 23 million subscribers on YouTube, and millions of followers on his other social media platforms. Like his brother Jake, he has recently made a foray into the boxing realm. So far, he’s 0-1 overall, having lost a decision to fellow YouTuber KSI in his lone professional bout. While Paul is much larger than Mayweather, he will be at an almost immeasurable disadvantage in terms of experience, and will enter the ring as a gargantuan betting underdog.
Despite that reality, Mayweather and Paul’s fight will undoubtedly go down in front of a sold-out crowd and be a massive financial success on pay-per-view. Love them or hate them, they’re both massive international stars with huge audiences.
Will you be watching?