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Floyd Mayweather Announces Exhibition Fight With Logan Paul

Stewart Perrie

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Floyd Mayweather Announces Exhibition Fight With Logan Paul

Featured Image Credit: Floyd Mayweather/Instagram

Floyd Mayweather has announced he will be squaring off against Logan Paul in a 'super exhibition' bout.

There has been a lot of speculation that the two were in talks for a mega-fight and it appears the rumours are true.

The undefeated, 50-0 boxer will officially take on the YouTuber on pay-per-view on 20 February 2021.

The news has been welcomed by Paul's former boxing opponent and fellow YouTuber, KSI, who congratulated Logan on accepting to fight 'Money Mayweather'.

It would be a pretty terrifying experience going toe-to-toe with a bloke who has never lost a fight but it looks like Paul is keen for the challenge.

Mayweather is no stranger to exhibition fights since retiring from the sport, with the first being against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Tokyo on New Year's Eve 2018.

The boxer made absolute bank from the bout and raked in millions of dollars for one round. He danced for the first minute, knocked the young prodigy down three times and made him cry after his corner threw the towel in.

In June this year, Mayweather told Zab Judah he would be partaking in more exhibition fights as opposed to making a comeback.

"I got a couple of exhibitions I'm doing," Mayweather said later on Instagram Live. "It's paying though."

Paul, meanwhile, is 0-1 in boxing after turning professional for the second fight with YouTube rival KSI, who was victorious via split-decision in the six-round bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

A venue for the unique match-up has yet to be revealed, though further details are to be released in due course.

Mayweather and Paul have traded shots on social media in recent times, with the undefeated boxer warning the 25-year-old he would get the same treatment as Conor McGregor did in 2017 if they ever locked horns.

In response, Paul simply wrote "50-1" in a tweet to the 15-time world champion. A few days later and he called Mayweather out in a video - taunting him and urging the 43-year-old to 'sign the f****** contract'.

Topics: Entertainment, Logan Paul, Celebrity, Floyd Mayweather

Stewart Perrie
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