After a slew of rumours, it’s finally been confirmed. Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather will be facing off against Logan Paul in a mega-fight exhibition. Just this morning the 50-0 boxer took to Instagram to announce the news confirming the fight will be live and loud on pay-per-view on 20 February 2021.
Mayweather vs Paul Date
It reads like an absolute stitch up for Logan Paul. The YouTuber turned boxer faces the arguably best fighter to ever step into the ring. Floyd, boasting an undefeated, 12-time, five-division boxing superstar career, is sure to make a fool of the social media sensation. Decisions on weight class and official rules are yet to be confirmed but special release early bird tickets are available now from Fanmio.
As confirmed in the official announcement, Mayweather vs Paul will be held on February 20, 2021.
At the moment, the Mayweather vs Paul bout is yet to name a venue, however, with COVID-19 restrictions still wreaking havoc in the US, it’s likely we’ll see similar circumstances to those in the Tyson vs Jones Jr fight. That card was held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, having been officially sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission on November 28 in front of no crowd, however, was ultimately deemed a success, with viewership skyrocketing.
Considering the Staples Centre was the same venue that Paul took on fellow YouTuber KSI in November 2019, the arena could be an early frontrunner.
Where to Watch Mayweather vs Paul
The official bout is set to be broadcast on Fanmio. The pay-per-view fight will stream live, with prices starting from $24.99 (£18.50). According to inews, prices will rise to $39.99 if one million tickets are sold before 29 December 2020 when they will cost $59.99. After 11 February 2021 tickets will cost $69.99.
Retiring in 2017 after putting Conor McGregor to the sword in ‘The Money Fight’, Floyd has only had one other exhibition match where he made quick work of Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Tokyo on New Year’s Eve 2018. Mayweather watched the money roll in as he danced around for the first minute, knocked the young prodigy down three times and brought him to tears after his corner threw the towel in. Of his 50 fights, 27 of them were won by knockout.
And in the blue corner… Logan Paul’s non-existent boxing career is typified by a loss to another YouTuber, KSI. He has lost more exhibition fights than Floyd Mayweather has lost in his entire professional and amateur career. Let that sink in. Here’s hoping the 25-year-old gets rinsed and disappears back to the dark corner of the internet where he can continue to harass pornstars and film dead people.
When is Mayweather vs Paul?
According to the official announcement from Floyd Mayweather, the initial date for the bout between the boxer and YouTuber Logan Paul will take place on February 20, 2021.
Where will Mayweather vs Paul be held?
At the moment, there is no hard announcement on where the fight will take place. The recent bouts between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., along with Logan Paul and KSI were held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, so the arena is looking like an early frontrunner.
Where can I watch Paul vs Mayweather?
The official bout is set to be broadcast on Fanmio. The pay-per-view fight will stream live, with prices starting from $24.99 (£18.50).