Floyd Mayweather and social media star Logan Paul announced that in the February 20 exhibition, they will fight one another.
YouTube boxer Logan Paul has signed on to compete with former boxing megastar Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a “special exhibition” on February 20. This match will be streamed for a viewing fee at Fanmio.
- Floyd Mayweather fights Logan Paul on February 20th.
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Mayweather is the defending champion with a 50-0 record, several world titles in five weight classes and an Olympic bronze medal.
Logan Paul is best known for his controversial YouTube video filming a dead body in the Japanese jungle. He fought in a boxing match that was allowed: a loss to fellow YouTuber KSI.
Needless to say, it is unlikely to be a festival of equally applicable athletic strength. But Mayweather is no more than signing up for bad competition for the show and salary.
His 50th official victory came against UFC star Connor McGregor, who retired in 2017. The following year he battled kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a widely panned exhibition competition, winning the first round by TKO.
Mayweather called out Logan Paul on Twitter last month and said that he’s “not for the kid games,” making his mind clear about boxing YouTubers.
Logan Paul’s brother Jack responded to Mayweather’s comments ahead of his fight against former NBA player Nate Robinson, which he later won.
“You know, it doesn’t bother me,” Jack told The Daily Beast.
“At the end of the day, he’s like 5-ft-4, so he’s really the little kid here, obviously he wants attention. He is fifty-one years old. He needs to retire. So he wants to get relevant by talking about YouTube kids, because we’re just trending now. ”
The whole situation is so much fun, no doubt this is why the organizers expect a lot of people to play. The initial price of $24.99 only applicable for the first million PPV sales, the price of $39.99 and then to $59.99 on December 29th.
Then from February 11th $69.99.
Their history: Floyd vs Logan
Available on PPV via FanMio (starting at $24.99), the bout has been “in the works for a while”, says The Athlete’s Mike Coppinger. The two have been exchanging views via social media in recent weeks.
Logan Paul, 25, fought two times against YouTube’s fellow creator “KSI,” a struggle that was an official one. His brother, Jack Paul, recently made headlines by knocking out former NBA player Nate Robinson in a co-featured match on the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones junior card.
Mayweather, 43, is 50-0 in his boxing career. His last official bout was in August 2017 with “The Money Fight” vs. MMA star Connor McGregor. Participated in an exhibition in December 2018 in Japan.
Logan Paul (who has 22.6 million YouTube subscribers and 18.6 million Instagram followers) and Mayweather, who has a fan base (24.2 million Instagram followers), who has transformed his popularity in the use of wine into extensive followers on YouTube and Instagram, are sure to raise some eyebrows.