Floyd Mayweather to step into the ring against YouTuber Logan Paul

Bout to be held on February 20 with venue expected to be announced soon

FILE PHOTO: Aug 26, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. lands a hit against Conor McGregor during their boxing match at the at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo
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Floyd Mayweather is set for yet another unconventional contest after announcing an exhibition boxing match against popular YouTube star Logan Paul at an undetermined venue early next year.

No details were released about the exhibition bout, other than it would be held on February 20.

Mayweather, 43, has not had a serious boxing match since fighting Andre Berto in 2015, the same year he battled Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao.

In 2017, Mayweather stopped mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor, who had never boxed professionally before. The one-sided fight allowed Mayweather an easy way to close his overall boxing record at 50-0.

A year later, Mayweather staged another widely ridiculed exhibition against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year's Eve that reportedly netted him $9 million.

The 25-year-old Paul's lone boxing match was against his YouTube rival, KSI, back in November 2019.

Paul triggered widespread criticism with his YouTube portfolio in 2017 when he posted a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. The video, shot in the Aokigahara forest, caused YouTube to cut some business ties with Paul.

Last month, Mayweather shared a video on Instagram teasing an upcoming fight but without any details. Mayweather will be giving up six inches in height to the six-foot-two Paul. Tickets are said to be priced between $25 and $70.


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