’It’s Definitely Not June 5th”- Showtime President on Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul Fight Date

Published 04/24/2021, 2:34 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during the official weigh-in for his bout against Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fighters will meet in a WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight on September 14 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


The blockbuster exhibition clash between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul is once again in jeopardy and may witness another change in its date and venue. After failing to stage the fight on February 20, the administrators went silent on the matchup.

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However, Mayweather assured fans he would fight on June 5 at a Showtime PPV, citing the USA to host the event. Meanwhile, the dramatic build-up has seen some added drama, as the Showtime Kingpin claimed that June 5th was never the date.

“It’s definitely not June 5th. It never has been. There are a few dates being…that we are sort of circling and a few venues…,” said Stephen Espinoza (H/T- Jed I. Goodman)

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Hence, both Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul will have some more time in their corner, before finally locking horns. They have touted the matchup for months, and ‘The Maverick’ has even entered a training camp. Thus, the minute delay might be a boon for him as he seeks to prepare for an elite boxer.

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Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul- More insight into the matchup

The bizarre matchup between a five-division undefeated world champion and an Internet star has come out of a few social media call-outs. But it has the potential to grab global attention. So, administrators may have not wanted to share the glory with any other boxing event.

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Triller will have their glittery Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. fight card on the same date, where Evander Holyfield will also return to action against Kevin McBride. So, putting Mayweather vs Logan Paul on June 5 might distribute the audience amongst the two events.

Adding to that, Mayweather might not want to return to an empty arena. Arguably the best boxer of the era, Floyd Mayweather has always fought in jam-packed stadiums. Hence, a delay in date might allow him to look into the ongoing situations and return to action before a capacity crowd.

Do you think Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul will be worth the hype?

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Raj Sarkar

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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.

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