BREAKING: Floyd Mayweather to fight Logan Paul in February exhibition
Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather will enter the boxing ring against Youtuber and internet personality Logan Paul on February 20, 2021, according to Mayweather’s Instagram.
Mayweather, 43, announced the exhibition bout on his Instagram Sunday night. According to that same post, Fanmio will host the event and have already begun selling Pay-Per-View tickets.
The last time Mayweather entered the ring was 2017, when he defeated former UFC double weight division champion Conor McGregor. Mayweather officially retired from boxing after the win put him at 50-0 as a professional.
Paul, 25, is 0-1 as a professional boxer after losing to fellow Youtuber KSI just over a year ago. Paul has over 22 million subscribers on Youtube and 18 million followers on Instagram.
Although neither will be able to tally a professional win for this fight, given that it will be an exhibition, both are looking at a huge payday.
The popularity of celebrities crossing over into boxing is at an all-time high as Paul’s brother, Jake, defeated former NBA star Nate Robinson in a professional bout a week ago. This time, a Paul brother will be boxing an established star in the sport.