Floyd Mayweather Confirms Comeback Fight Against YouTube Star Logan Paul


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Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has confirmed he’s coming out of retirement to face YouTube star Logan Paul in an exhibition bout in June.

Mayweather Promotions announced the news on Twitter, writing: “The historic crossover event is signed and sealed.

“Mayweather v Paul live at Hard Rock, Sunday, June 6th.”

The pair will face off in Miami after months of discussions of rescheduling.

The undefeated boxer, who proudly declares himself as the greatest of all time will face the YouTube star who has more than 20 million subscribers.

Floyd Mayweather has held title belts in five divisions: junior lightweight, lightweight, junior welterweight, welterweight and junior middleweight.

The legend won’t be putting his record on the line for the fight with his long-term manager, Leonard Ellerbe, saying the event would be “nothing like” what the star has done before.

Paul, who starred in last year’s Valley Girl remake, is 26 and has fought only once, losing a 2019 exhibition to British YouTuber KSI at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

He also appeared as a celebrity guest with WWE for their latest edition of Wrestlemania.

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Paul’s own brother Jake, who is coming off a first-round knockout victory over ex-UFC fighter Ben Askren has even described the match against Mayweather as a “terrible idea.”

“I just don’t think it’s good for Logan,” Jake told BT Sport last year.

“You can’t go up against the greatest fighter of all time in the boxing ring and expect anything other than a loss.

“I don’t know why he’s setting himself up for failure.

“It’s definitely huge and I’d be proud of him for locking that down, it’s legendary.

“I just don’t know if I could go to the fight. I don’t know if I could go watch him get beat up, it wouldn’t be fun.”

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