Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather Live: Floyd Mayweather returns to the boxing ring this weekend as he fights YouTube star Logan Paul in a lucrative exhibition contest in Miami. One of boxing’s greatest pound-for-pound fighters, 2020 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Floyd Mayweather Jr., puts on the gloves once again as he takes on YouTube personality Logan Paul in an eight-round exhibition bout on Sunday from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Mayweather vs. Paul Fight Info
When: Sunday, June 6 at 8 p.m. ET
Where: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida
TV: Showtime (PPV, $49.99)
Live stream: Watch Here
Retired former pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather Jr. will step back into the ring on June 6 for an exhibition bout with YouTuber Logan Paul at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
It’s a boxing match that nobody necessarily asked for but will happen. And it’s certain that there will be a lot of eyeballs on this fight as the undefeated 44-year-old will give up six inches in height and some considerable size to his 26-year-old opponent, who has an 0-1 in professional boxing matches.
Mayweather was last seen in a boxing ring on New Year’s Eve 2018, when he scored a first-round TKO against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition bout. He last competed as a professional in 2017 against MMA superstar Conor McGregor and stopped him in the 10th round to improve to 50-0. His opponent in June will, by far, have the least boxing experience than any of his previous opponents.
Paul is a massive celebrity who made a name for himself on YouTube but has very little boxing experience. He’s had one professional fight and one exhibition, both against fellow YouTuber KSI. The 2018 exhibition ended in a majority draw while KSI won the rematch in November 2019 with a six-round split decision.
It’s clear that this fight has less to do with being competitive than being an entertaining way for both Paul and Mayweather to make money.
Also on the card: former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson, who’s expected to fight another former athlete or celebrity.
This is, for all intents and purposes, a one-fight event. However, the undercard has filled in with a few names hardcore fans will get excited for as well as another celebrity bout to kick things off. Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson will open things up in an exhibition bout against MMA and bare knuckle boxing veteran Brian Maxwell. Plus, Rising junior middleweight Jarrett Hurd is back when he takes on Luis Arias. And light heavyweight Badou Jack returns to take on Dervin Colina after his scheduled opponent, Jean Pascal, tested positive for three different performance enhancing drugs.
Below is the full fight card along with all the info you’ll need to watch the action on Showtime PPV.
Mayweather vs. Paul fight card, odds
Odds via William Hill Sportsbook
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul, contracted exhibition
Badou Jack -2500 vs. Dervin Colina +1200, light heavyweight
Jarrett Hurd -1200 vs. Luis Arias +750, junior middleweight
Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell, contracted exhibition
How to watch
The easiest way to watch online is via Fanmio.
Those who want to see the fight will need to get pay-per-view access. A ticket to watch the fight comes with a T-shirt and costs $49.99 (£36, AU$64).
Fanmio’s site says that 20 US residents who sign up for Fanmio will also get a video meet-and-greet with the fighters — and the giveaway rules say those winners do not have to buy the fight to enter the drawing.
There are other ways to watch, however.
In the US you can pay Mayweather’s usual partner Showtime $49.99 to watch the fight.
In the UK you can watch via Sky Sports Box Office for a relatively cheap £16.95.
In Australia you can watch via Main Event for AU$49.95, which cheaper than you’ll be paying on Fanmio, but you’ll need access to Foxtel to access Main Event, which makes things trickier. If you don’t already have a Foxtel subscription, best to just go the Fanmio route.
This special exhibition is slated for eight rounds, each three minutes long. Both fighters will be wearing 12 oz gloves.
Logan Paul has to weigh in at 190 pounds or under for the fight, otherwise he’ll be fined an eye-watering $100,000 for every pound he goes overweight. Mayweather will most likely weigh-in at around 160 pounds and will face a massive size disadvantage. Paul is around 6 foot 2 inches with a 76-inch reach, whereas Mayweather is around 5 foot 8 inches with a 72-inch reach.
Mayweather probably won’t allow that to come to pass. Paul can’t hurt his record, but he can certainly hurt his pride. Even if Money’s extraordinary reflexes and technical skills have diminished since earning a TO win over McGregor in 2017, he should have no problem schooling the amateur Paul on the finer points of the sweet science.
He might be in even more of a teaching mood because of Jake Paul’s actions at a May 6 press conference for the fight, where he snatched a hat off Mayweather’s head, setting off a wild brawl.
“I believe in working smarter, not harder. So if it’s something easy like [the Paul fight], a legalized bank robbery, I gotta do it. I have to do it,” Mayweather told Showtime’s Inside Mayweather vs. Paul (h/t Jenna Lemoncelli of The New York Post).
Paul appears to be bringing a devil-may-care attitude to the ring, but his opponent is a cold, calculating prizefighter who makes few mistakes. He will likely take enough risks to entertain the crowd and punish Paul for his brother’s antics.
Barring a major misstep, Mayweather will remind everyone who is the real boxer on Sunday night.