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. The 50-0 boxer will take on the YouTuber live and loud on pay-per-view on Sunday 6 June 2021.
Mayweather vs Paul Time in Australia
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. But we’ll have to wait until Sunday to find out, even longer here in Australia. Due to the time differences, the official card kicks off at 10 am AEST with the Mayweather v Paul bout scheduled for 12pm on Monday 7 June.
The rules for the event will see eight rounds, three minutes in length. Unfortunately, there won’t be any judges on hand, so no scorecard or official winner will be determined should the fight go the distance. Even the addition of a referee has been debated, but the event organisers have since confirmed an official will stand side-by-side with the fighters. In terms of technical aspects, the pair were initially expected to fight in 12-ounce (340g) gloves, but have now swapped to 10-ounce (283g) gloves instead. Less padding on the gloves means a greater likelihood of a knockout, avoiding the scorecard concerns altogether.
While initial reports suggested fight fans would see the bout take place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, similar to the Tyson vs Jones Jr fight, that sentiment has changed. The exhibition fight will take place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Remarkably, neither fighter has ever fought at the venue, however, Paul has been training with the famous 5th. Street Gym in the same city.
Where to Watch Mayweather vs Paul
For US viewers, the official bout is set to be broadcast on Fanmio, however, you can watch Mayweather v Paul in Australia through Main Event. The pay-per-view fight will stream live, with prices starting from AUD$49.99.
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).