Logan Paul Vs Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul: All you need to know

Retired former pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather Jr. will step back into the ring on June 6 for an exhibition bout with YouTuber Logan Paul at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. 

It's a boxing match that nobody necessarily asked for but will happen. And it's certain that there will be a lot of eyeballs on this fight as the undefeated 44-year-old will give up six inches in height and some considerable size to his 26-year-old opponent, who has an 0-1 in professional boxing matches.

The long-rumored boxing match was originally slated for Feb. 20 but was postponed indefinitely. It has now been rescheduled for June as details on the exhibition continue to trickle out. 

Mayweather was last seen in a boxing ring on New Year's Eve 2018, when he scored a first-round TKO against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition bout. He last competed as a professional in 2017 against MMA superstar Conor McGregor and stopped him in the 10th round to improve to 50-0. His opponent in June will, by far, have the least boxing experience than any of his previous opponents. 

Paul is a massive celebrity who made a name for himself on YouTube but has very little boxing experience. He's had one professional fight and one exhibition, both against fellow YouTuber KSI. The 2018 exhibition ended in a majority draw while KSI won the rematch in November 2019 with a six-round split decision.

It's clear that this fight has less to do with being competitive than being an entertaining way for both Paul and Mayweather to make money. 

Also on the card: former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson, who will step into the ring against Brian Maxwell for his boxing debut.

Here's everything you need to know about the Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul exhibition boxing match, including the start time, price and updated betting odds as the boxing legend and YouTube star meet in the ring.

Floyd Mayweather record and bio

Nationality: American
Born: Feb. 24, 1977
Height: 5-8
Reach: 72 inches
Total fights: 50
Record: 50-0 with 27 knockouts

Logan Paul record and bio

Nationality: American
Born: April 1, 1995
Height: 6-2
Reach: 76 inches
Total fights: 1
Record: 0-1 

Logan Paul Vs Floyd Mayweather Live Streaming
Logan Paul Vs Floyd Mayweather Live Streaming

Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul Rules

  • No judges scoring contest
  • No official winner
  • Fight won’t go on official records
  • Knockouts are allowed
  • Referee will stop fight if needed
  • 12-ounce gloves
  • No headgear
  • Eight, three-minute rounds

Mayweather v Paul: Undercard

The undercard has been announced, with Chad Johnson set to be the first bout of this card against.

The former NFL wide receiver is now retired from American Football and, at age 43, trying boxing for the first time in an exhibition against former MMA fighter Brian Maxwell.

MAIN EVENT: Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul
Badou Jack vs Dervin Colina
Jarrett Hurd vs Luis Arias
Chad Johnson vs Brian Maxwell

Fight card

Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul -- contracted exhibition (8 rounds)
Badou Jack vs. Dervin Colina, light heavyweight (10 rounds)
Jarrett Hurd vs. Luis Arias, junior middleweight (10 rounds)
Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell, contracted exhibition (4 rounds)

Start time

In the US, the PPV starts at 8 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. PDT) on Sunday, June 6.
In the UK, the PPV starts at 1 a.m. BST on Monday, June 7.
In Australia, the PPV starts at 10 a.m. AEST on Monday June 7.

Mayweather vs. Paul predictions

Brian Campbell: The physical advantages Paul will enter the ring with can't necessary be overlooked. The former standout high school wrestler and football player is 18 years younger than Mayweather, six inches taller and has a reach that is four inches longer. He's also expected to be anywhere from 45 to 50 rounds heavier. Mayweather has never fought anyone bigger than 154 pounds and Paul weighed 199.5 pounds in his pro debut. 

Expect those never-before-seen obstacles to give Mayweather at least a round or two of pause as he gauges the hand speed and timing of his younger foe. But once he's fully adjusted, Mayweather should have zero issue -- even retired at age 44 -- of being able to land clean, hard pull counters anytime he pleases. The biggest question regarding Paul's ability to survive surrounds how good his untested chin can be against the pinpoint accuracy of a real professional. Paul is both hungry and fearless but his rudimentary knowledge of the sport compared to that of Mayweather can only produce one result: a mid-fight knockout. 

Brent Brookhouse: Give Paul five more years of strong boxing training while Mayweather ages closer to 50 and Mayweather would still be the favorite in a fight. There's no way for Paul to close the experience gap or get to Mayweather's level of technique. That said, Paul's size and strength advantages are very real, a fact of which Mayweather is certainly aware. As such, Mayweather will likely go slow in the opening round, 

taking in information and formulating his approach to the rest of the fight. While the bluster from Paul's trainer that his jab rivals that of Larry Holmes is clearly nonsense, I have no doubt they have worked extensively on that jab to attempt to keep Mayweather from closing distance and using all his technical advantages. It only makes sense to pick Mayweather here, but his pride does factor in a bit. There will be no on-site judges and no winner announced, which means if Mayweather wants to truly claim victory outside of on a "we all saw it" basis, he's going to have to knock Paul out.

 I believe he can and will do so around Round 5, but is going to have to take some chances to make that happen, and that means exposing a 44-year-old chin to a man anywhere up to 50 pounds bigger than him. Look for a late Mayweather knockout in a fight that plays out in a way that is a bit more compelling than many expect.

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