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Floyd Mayweather to fight Logan Paul in an exhibition match


Former five-division and 12-time world champion Floyd Mayweather is all set to fight Youtube star Logan Paul in a special exhibition match scheduled to take place on Feb 20, 2021.

Floyd Mayweather retired from the sport back in 2017 following a tenth round TKO victory over UFC superstar Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He has last seen inside the Octagon back in December 2018 in Japan, where he was seen fighting RIZIN sensation Tenshin Nasukawa.


In that fight, Floyd Mayweather manhandled Tenshin Nasukawa, brutalised him and ultimately knocking him out. On the other hand, Logan Paul is currently 0-1 in his professional boxing career. He was last seen fighting KSI back in November of 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In that fight, KSI defeated him via decision.

The fight will be available for fan viewing on pay-per-view. The pricing for this exhibition bout is quite unique as for the first million buys, the pricing has been set at $24.99 and $39.99 after one million sold, $59.99 for buys on or after Dec. 29 and $69.99 after Feb. 11.

Last month, Roy Jones Jr and Mike Tyson engaged in a back and forth exhibition battle. The fight was produced by Triller and according to the company the fight sold 1.6 Million PPV buys at $49.99 each. On the undercard, youtube star Jake Paul took on former NBA star Nate Robinson.

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor 2?

Earlier this year, Floyd Mayweather had also expressed interest in fighting Conor McGregor in a rematch. He revealed that he would fight the Irishmen if he was offered $300 Million for the fight.

If I could pick an easy $300 Million, absolutely,” he said. “Same way, same result.”

“Conor McGregor can’t punch,” he said. “He can’t punch. I don’t even remember [the uppercut]. I’m having fun. I was like this dude punch so soft.”

“He knows what he did wrong, but he also knows what he did right,” Mayweather added. “What he did wrong was get in the ring with me. What he did right was get in the ring with me so he could get a big payday.”

“Your health is your wealth,” he said. “So as far as me going out there and competing against a guy like Conor McGregor, or a guy that’s really inexperienced— absolutely [I’d fight Khabib Nurmagomedov]. Those are $300 million fights.
“You have to make it make sense,” he added. “Real sense. Certain types of dollars. I need to have my faculties also. I had my time. I had my era. It’s these young fighters’ era now. It’s OK for me to go fight a Khabib or a Conor – with those two fights alone, I could pick up $600 million. That doesn’t hurt to fight guys that just entertain. It’s all entertainment.”

 

 

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