Floyd Mayweather Reveals Why the Logan Paul Fight Was Delayed

Published 02/20/2021, 9:30 AM EST
TOKYO, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 05: Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the press conference to announce the match on December 31 at Roppongi Hills club on November 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)


Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul sent shock waves through the boxing world by announcing an exhibition fight against each other. After the initial build-up, the event was touted to happen on February 20 at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. However, Mayweather denied appearing on the scheduled date for some unknown reasons and the bout fell off the charts.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

No one had an update on the fight until Mayweather opened up from his end regarding his upcoming future and fight plans. The five-division champion was on his way to a party when the media confronted him about the exhibition fight, and Mayweather appeared doubtful regarding its possibility.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Mayweather said, “That’s not really important right now, as you guys know I have done a lot of things in my life and boxing is something I have always been great at doing. So you know when the exhibition presents itself, I do what I have to do.”

DIVE DEEPER

INSANE! Mike Tyson Willing to Pay $2 Million for a Pigeon

2 months ago

Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather has also vowed to appear in several exhibition contests this year. Following a call out for Logan Paul, he has also set his sights on Jake Paul and rapper 50 Cent. So, we can expect the unbeaten boxer’s entry into the ring again.

Amid several options, we can expect Mayweather to encounter Logan Paul first, but there are still no official developments to the fight.

DIVE DEEPER

Logan Paul Shows Desperation After Floyd Mayweather Bout Postponement

2 months ago

Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul- What can we expect?

The special exhibition fight never had its roots planted and came out of nowhere. No one expected Mayweather to stage a fight against an Internet sensation. However, it seemed to meet fruition with time until a few weeks ago where it got postponed indefinitely.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: Referee Robert Byrd stops the fight in round 10 with a TKO of Conor McGregor by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

But, the fight is still relevant, and considering the announcement already, it seems that it will only be a matter of time before Mayweather and Paul collide.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

‘Money’ has taken a backseat, and Logan Paul is after the former five-division champion for a date. He is working in the gym and will look to become the first man to stun the 50-0 professional.

Do you think Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul will happen anytime sooner?

DIVE DEEPER

Andy Ruiz Jr. Reveals the Biggest Life Lesson He Learned After Anthony Joshua Defeat

2 months ago

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Raj Sarkar

1521 articles

A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT