Retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. revealed a blockbuster plan earlier this year that included as many as three megafight boxing matches in 2021. Now, the 44-year-old appears to be starting that trek by announcing his next big fight via social media According to both stars on Instagram, Mayweather will fight YouTuber Logan Paul in an exhibition boxing match on June 6 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
Mayweather posted, “JUNE 6, 2021!!!! #MIAMI Me and Logan Paul will be fighting at the Hardrock Stadium. @mayweatherpromotions @fanmio and @showtimeboxing have come together to bring an epic Event!!! Tickets will be going on sell next week…”.
Paul, 26, is 0-1 in boxing, but he will likely outweigh Mayweather on fight night by at least 30 pounds. He’s one of the most popular young celebrity superstars in the world, and now he’ll get the chance to share the ring with the most popular boxing star of an entire generation.
Paul also dropped news about the fight via social media. He posted, “June 6 I break the simulation @mayweatherpromotions @fanmio and @showtimeboxing have come together to make boxing history!!!…”.
Mayweather vs. Paul was originally announced by Fanmio earlier set for February 20 only to be postponed.
Now, Mayweather vs. Paul is set for Sunday, June 6, and the fight will air on Showtime pay-per-view.
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