After a storied career capped off with the second highest-grossing pay-per-view event of all time, Floyd Mayweather is considered by many to be the greatest boxer to ever live. He has mastered the art of defence, and turned world-class fighters to novices en route to a perfect 50-0 record.
After his mega-fight in 2017 which saw him defeat MMA superstar Conor McGregor via 10th round TKO, Floyd has been officially retired. In years following that event, we’ve seen a rise in the category of celebrity boxing, namely with the Paul brothers.
Both Jake and Logan Paul are superstars in their own right. Gaining massive worldwide followings through their YouTube and other social media channels, the Paul brothers understand how to captivate an audience. And lately, they’ve been crossing over into the world of boxing.
Jake has been in the public eye in recent months after consecutive knockout victories over former NBA player Nate Robinson, and former MMA fighter Ben Askren. While big brother Logan has only one professional fight on his resume (a 6-round split-decision loss to YouTuber KSI) he has now secured one of the biggest fights in combat sports.
Brought to you by Mayweather Promotions and Fanmio Boxing, it’s Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs. Logan Paul.
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Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul - date & venue
The six-round boxing “exhibition” match between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul will take place on Sunday, 6th June 2021 from the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. The Hard Rock Stadium is the home of the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League, and it has been recently renovated to accommodate modern events like concerts and boxing events.
The stadium seats over 80,000 and will likely be allowing full capacity attendance due to Florida’s rescinding of COVID-19 restrictions. Tickets are on sale now from various retailers.
Mayweather vs. Paul - how to watch
The fight will be broadcast as a pay-per-view event across multiple platforms. Available now, fans can pre-purchase the bout for $49.99 at the Fanmio Boxing website. It’s unclear whether the fight will be more expensive if purchased on fight night. Though many modern-day boxing events do operate in this fashion.
Given that Mayweather is the A-side of this contest, the fight will also be made available on Showtime pay-per-view outlets via Fanmio Boxing.
Will Logan Paul shock the world and pull off the unthinkable upset? Or will it be just another day of class taught at the Mayweather school of Boxing?