Floyd Mayweather to face YouTube star Logan Paul in Miami in June

Unbeaten American says exhibition bout will take place at Hard Rock Stadium on June 6

Boxing great Floyd Mayweather has confirmed he will fight YouTube personality Logan Paul in an exhibition bout at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium on June 6.

"Logan Paul and I are going to fight at Hard Rock Stadium. Mayweather Promotions, Fanmio and Showtime will team up to give you an epic event," Mayweather wrote on Instagram.

A separate post from Mayweather Promotions billed the contest as a "historic crossover event" dubbed "Bragging Rights."

The announcement gave no further information about specifics of the fight such as number of rounds or what size gloves would be used.

Additional details on rules of the fight and the undercard will be released soon, according to Fanmio, a platform that connects fans with celebrities through online experiences.

Mayweather and Paul were due to meet on February 20 before the fight was postponed for an unspecified date.

Paul, 26, first ventured into white-collar boxing in a bout with British YouTuber KSI in 2018 that reportedly generated 1.3 million pay per view buys worldwide, before losing rematch in 2019 in Los Angeles by split decision.

His brother, Jake Paul, a fellow YouTube celebrity, has also ventured into the world of boxing and scored a sensational knockout victory over Ben Askren earlier this month.

Mayweather, 44, meanwhile has not fought since beating mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor by technical knockout in a money-spinning cross-combat superfight in Las Vegas in 2017.

Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) came out of retirement for that contest after hanging up his gloves two years earlier after an unbeaten career spanning three decades and titles in five weight divisions.

The unbeaten American beat Japanese kickboxing phenomenon Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knockout in a 2018 New Year's Eve "exhibition" bout that banked Mayweather an eye-watering $9 million for two minutes' work.

Updated: April 28, 2021 08:04 AM


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