It’s finally here; after initially getting delayed, the official date and venue have been revealed for the highly-anticipated match between 50-0 pro boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and YouTube sensation Logan Paul.
With the internet still buzzing over Jake Paul’s dominant knockout victory over former UFC fighter Ben Askren, the older Paul brother has his sights set on duking it out with one of the greatest of all time.
The bout between the two was originally scheduled for February 20, 2020, but was postponed.
According to Mayweather, the reason for the delay didn’t stem from a lack of interest, but because the two wanted an audience.
“We’re gonna do Logan Paul, and we pushed it back because we want an audience, we want to bring 80,000 people to watch,” the undefeated pro said in a Clubhouse meet-up. “We’re trying to do it at the Raiders’ stadium in Vegas for 80,000 people.”
On April 22, Athletic reporter Mike Coppinger stated that, according to his sources, the fight was tentatively scheduled for June 5 and would be airing on Showtime pay-per-view.
Sources: Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul exhibition will be carried by Showtime PPV and is planned for June 5. Mayweather can’t weigh more than 160 pounds; Paul 190. Will compete with Teofimo Lopez-George Kambosos undisputed lightweight title tilt on Trillerhttps://t.co/rj1QE2MhWd
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) April 22, 2021
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Just four days later, Paul officially released the new date for his bout with Mayweather. Their match will take place on June 6, 2021 at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.
Fans can catch the action on Showtime PPV, although a specific time and full fight card for the event have yet to be revealed.
This will mark Mayweather’s first bout in four years since his last victory back in 2017, where he scored a TKO victory over UFC’s Conor McGregor in the tenth round.
For Logan, meanwhile, the fight will be his latest since a split decision loss in a rematch against fellow YouTuber KSI.
This latest news comes just days after Mayweather made an Instagram post listing the top five cities to host the fight.
As previously mentioned, Las Vegas topped the list, but it is followed by Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas and, finally, Atlanta.
For now, it seems that the rumors were holding true, giving Paul fans yet another massive boxing match to look forward to after Jake’s latest boxing victory.