REPORTS: Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul Gets a New Date

Published 04/22/2021, 12:33 AM EDT


The enigmatic exhibition clash between Floyd Mayweather and YouTuber turned boxer, Logan Paul finally has a date. The pair will lock horns against each other on June 5, on Showtime PPV.

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Mike Coppinger of The Athletic took it to his official Twitter handle to share this delightful news with millions of boxing fans.

Earlier, this exhibition was on the cards for February 20 this year. However, due to some uncertainties, the fight fell through. Despite that, both ‘Money’ Mayweather and ‘The Maverick’ Paul assured their fans of staging this fight in the most perfect setting, thus getting the fans in the arena in huge numbers to watch them collide.

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Although ‘Pretty Boy’ hung up his gloves from the sport in 2017, he has never really let boxing vanquish out of his life. Mayweather last took up an exhibition bout in 2018 on new year’s eve. Here, he confronted Tenshin Nasukawa and dispatched him with his sheer brilliance. Even today, Mayweather continues putting in the hard work in the gym and looks for ways to inspire the younger generation.

That said, he saw a cosmic opportunity in battling out the stout YouTuber, Logan Paul, so as to make a prolific statement in the fighting world again.

There’s a vast difference in both Mayweather’s and Paul’s weight classes, but the former is well known for taking up stern challenges in his career and proving his mettle. Consequently, he will look forward to employing his experience against the lanky Logan Paul in this terrifying encounter.

Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul – the biggest exhibition bout of 2021?

The world has seen Mayweather create magic inside the squared circle for two-and-a-half decades. He has a magnetic aura, and his boxing prowess makes him stand apart from the rest.

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However, the young gun Logan Paul has nothing to lose and will look to go all out and give the Hall of Famer a rugged in-ring outing.

This is predominantly why this fight holds momentous significance, as it can open the pathway to more such celebrity vs pro-boxer encounters in the future.

How excited are you to see Mayweather take up the ring space again? Can ‘The Maverick’ overpower the legend on June 5? How will the event fare when it is up against the Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos card featuring the return of Evander Holyfield?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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