This division fight was originally scheduled to take place in February, to be postponed due to coronavirus restrictions.
It has been six years since Mayweather put an end to his illustrious and undefeated boxing career, but the former five-weight, 12-time world champion was later tempted to return for a crossover clash with UFC superstar Conor. McGregor and a clear victory over Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.
Now he’s drawn to the sport again with an eight-round showdown with Paul, a famous YouTuber, internet personality, actor and podcaster who, along with his younger brother Jake, started professional boxing.
But unlike his brother, who has amassed an impressive three-game winning streak, Logan’s only professional fight to date has come with the six-round rematch of his draw with fellow YouTube star KSI who he lost by split decision in Los Angeles in November 2019.
Sunday’s pay-per-view clash is sure to be of global interest, although it is another event that will surely frustrate the majority of boxing purists.
Mayweather vs Logan Paul combat card / undercard in full
Former two-weight world champion Badou Jack was scheduled to face Jean Pascal in a rematch of their December 2019 title fight as a lead actor on Sunday, but Pascal has now been replaced by Venezuelan Dervin Colina.
Elsewhere on the main four-fight card, former Unified World Super-Welterweight Champion Jarrett Hurd takes on Luis Arias and former NFL star catcher Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson takes on boxer, former MMA artist and hand fighter. nudes Brian Maxwell in another exhibition contest.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul
Badou Jack vs. Dervin Colina
Jarrett Hurd vs. Luis Arias
Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell
Mayweather vs Logan Paul date, start time, location and ring walks
Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul takes place in front of the fans on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. – home of the NFL Miami Dolphins.
It will be a late night for UK fight fans, with the map not starting until midnight BST.
The main event ring walks are not expected until 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, although that obviously depends on the length of the undercard fights and any other entertainment planned for the show outside of the boxing matches.
How to watch Mayweather vs. Logan Paul
TV channel: In the UK, Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul is streaming live on Sky Sports Box Office for Â£ 16.95.
Direct: Fans who purchased the fight can also watch it online through the Sky Sports Box Office app or website.
Mayweather vs. Logan Paul Rules
Fans were not happy earlier this week amid reports that no official winner would be declared after the exhibition bout, which is not sanctioned by the Florida State Boxing Commission.
ESPN’s Marc Raimondi has indicated that there will also be no ringside judges, but knockouts will be legal and at the discretion of the referee.
The bout will consist of eight, three-minute rounds, with both men wearing 12-ounce gloves and no headgear.
Mayweather vs. Logan Paul fight prediction
It’s hard to predict a fight that likely won’t have an official winner.
Unless Mayweather decides to poke fun at it all by getting an emphatic early knockout, we look set for another truly bizarre opportunity that leaves you wondering what exactly the point of it all was, money aside.
Paul, 18 years younger than his opponent, is obviously the much bigger man, but doesn’t have even a fraction of the skills of a 44-year-old Mayweather.
I expect “Money” to float around the ring and inflict punishments at will, ending them whenever he feels like it – say in the fourth round.
There will no doubt be a fight against Jake Paul, who boxes another MMA man in former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in August after his destruction of Ben Askren of the former NBA player Nate Robinson and fellow YouTube star AnEsonGib.
Paul’s younger brother created some dramatic scenes at a pre-fight press conference last month when he stole Mayweather’s cap over his head. A brawl then quickly ensued, Jake quickly sensing the wrath of Mayweather’s bodyguard.