Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition fight with YouTuber-turned boxer Logan Paul confirmed for June 6 in Miami as veteran star prepares to return to the ring for the first time since late 2018
- Floyd Mayweather’s crossover fight with Logan Paul will happen on June 6
- The contest was meant to take place in late February but that date was put back
- It will be Mayweather’s first appearance in the ring since New Year’s Eve 2018
- YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul’s last fight was a defeat to KSI two years ago
Floyd Mayweather’s crossover fight with Logan Paul has been confirmed for Sunday June 6 in Miami after an announcement from the former’s promotion team.
The exhibition contest will see the undefeated Mayweather take on YouTuber-turned boxer Paul, who last fought against fellow online star KSI in November 2019.
The fight was set to take place in February of this year but was postponed, but the Sunday fight has now been confirmed at the Hard Rock Arena in Miami.
Floyd Mayweather’s crossover fight with YouTuber Logan Paul will take place on Sunday June 6
It will be the first time Mayweather has stepped into the ring since December 31, 2018
In a tweet on Tuesday night, Mayweather’s promotional team described the fight as a ‘historic crossover event’ as the YouTube boxing phenomenon continues to take over the sport.
It is the third time that Mayweather has been involved in a crossover event in recent years.
The veteran took on UFC icon Conor McGregor in a £215million fight back in August 2017, which he won.
The 44-year-old last fought on New Year’s Eve 2018 when he knocked out Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.
Logan Paul (above) will take on Mayweather having lost to fellow YouTuber KSI back in 2019
Paul, 26, is joined in the YouTube boxing world by his brother Jake, 24, who beat former MMA star Ben Askren earlier this month to continue his undefeated career.
Jake has also beaten former professional basketball player Nate Robinson and British YouTuber AnEnsonGib in his early career.
The fight will take place on a Sunday so not to clash with a pay-per-view fight with Triller on Saturday June 5.
The social media platform has that date booked for a lightweight world title fight between Teofimo Lopez and his mandatory challenger George Kambosos.