Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul slated for February 20th
No matter how outlandish it may seem, Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul is now official. Mayweather, who remains undefeated in boxing at 50-0, announced the bout via social media, adding a link for fans to purchase the bout. The rule set for the match is not yet confirmed, though the fight will take place on February 20th and will presumably be an exhibition bout. The pay-per-view price is listed as $24.99.
The two have gone back and forth for some time now via social media and interviews, with Paul being eager to fight the boxing champion.
“Hey Floyd, I know you’ve had the contract for a while now. At first, I thought you didn’t sign it because you didn’t want one punch to ruin your legacy. But now, I feel like maybe you haven’t signed it because you don’t know how to spell your name, but don’t worry champ I got you. I made you a cheat sheet. This is your name, Floyd Mayweather. Pretty simple stars with an F, (W falls down) well you ain’t getting a W anyway. Then an L, your first L, O, Y, D, May eather. Sign the f*****g contract Floyd,” Paul said.
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This statement came out not long after that Mayweather issued a warning to the likes of Paul, and others who have taken to calling out the undefeated boxer over the past few years. Now, however, it seems that Mayweather has come around to the idea of fighting Paul.
While an unusual match up, Logan Paul and his brother Jake Paul have become some of the biggest stars in boxing, transferring their Youtube fame and infamy onto the boxing scene. So far Logan Paul has had one professional boxing bout, a rematch with rapper rival KSI, which ended in a decision loss for the former.
The difference in experience is vast to say the least, though the weight and size aspect will surely play a large part in the bout. Mayweather has competed at as high as junior middleweight, 154 lbs, whereas Paul most recently fought at cruiserweight – 200 lbs.