REPORTS: Floyd Mayweather Reconfirms His Fight Against Logan Paul, Reveals Possible Venue

Published 04/21/2021, 5:59 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


The keenly awaited matchup between the former five-division boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather, and YouTube personality, Logan Paul, appears to have met a lifeline and is close to being sealed officially. Although we are yet to receive the fight date, Mayweather has assured one and all that he will reschedule the event.

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Initially, it was supposed to happen on February 20 at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. However, it didn’t materialize, and the matchup fell off-charts. Adding to that, neither side spoke much about the event.

But Floyd Mayweather has returned to the headlines by revealing the possible host cities for his comeback fight. According to Michael Benson, the undefeated boxer is looking forward to hosting his comeback in either Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, Dallas, or Atlanta. Hence, both the American big shots will possibly collide in their home country.

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The USA has already opened its doors to the live audience. The upcoming UFC 261, headlined by ‘Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal 2’ will happen in Florida amid the crowd. While several counties are still to activate crowd gatherings, Mayweather can return amid a full house in America.

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44-year-old Floyd Mayweather hasn’t appeared in professional competition since 2017. After claiming his 50 win against Conor McGregor, he fought Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition in Japan. As he will rust off over four years’ inactivity, Mayweather has expressed his interest in fighting other Internet stars over professional boxers.

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 Hall of Fame Inductee, Floyd Mayweather called out Logan Paul, Jake Paul, and rapper 50 Cent via social media to fight him at exhibitions this year. Although many professional boxers are still willing to fight him, the former champion doesn’t intend to step up.

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So, renowned social media stars like the Paul brothers and rappers would likely allure him. As we are already aware of Mayweather’s next opponent in Logan Paul, the coming days can see him announce something bigger.

When do you think Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul will collide?

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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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