Former five-division boxing champion Floyd Mayweather will be making his ring return on June 5 as he takes on youtube star Logan Paul in an exhibition boxing match.
The exhibition bout between Floyd and Logan Paul will take place on Showtime pay-per-view. The news was first reported by Mike Coppinger of The Athletic.
In this fight, Floyd Mayweather can’t weigh more than 160 pounds and Logan Paul can weigh more than 190 pounds.
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.
Last week, Logan Paul’s brother Jake Paul took on former UFC fighter Ben Askren and knocked him out in the first round at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Logan Paul feels confident ahead of Floyd Mayweather fight
Logan Paul in an interview with ETonline said last month that he was feeling dangerous and confident ahead of his fight against Floyd Mayweather.
“I feel so dangerous. I feel so confident,” Paul said. “I don’t know if I’ve ever felt more confident about anything in my life. I’m a dangerous fighter, man.”
“I’ve been doing it for three years now and no one’s seen me fight for over a year, and it’s all I’ve been doing,” added Paul.
Logan Paul also said that his loss to KSI has taught him a lot and he has since become determined.
“You learn a lot when you lose. I would almost be more afraid of the man who’s lost and is determined and also has nothing to lose.”
“Think about it, I don’t have anything to lose. I lose against Floyd Mayweather, who cares? Right? You fought Floyd Mayweather. I win against Floyd Mayweather, I’m the greatest fighter of all time,” he said. “There’s a lot of freedom in that.”
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