Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather’s next megafight pay-per-view event is set for June 5 according to The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger. Mayweather is set to face YouTuber Logan Paul in a boxing exhibition bout, and it looks like the 44-year-old will give up a significant amount of weight in the contest to go along with the 20-year gap in age.
According to Coppinger’s sources, Mayweather will be outweighed by more than 30 pounds on fight night. The strange terms of the fight are that Mayweather will have to weigh 160 pounds or less for the fight, while Paul will not be able to weigh more than 190 pounds.
Coppinger posted information about the megafight boxing match on Twitter. He posted, “Sources: Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul exhibition will be carried by Showtime PPV and is planned for June 5. Mayweather can’t weigh more than 160 pounds; Paul 190. Will compete with Teofimo Lopez-George Kambosos undisputed lightweight title tilt on Triller.”
Sources: Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul exhibition will be carried by Showtime PPV and is planned for June 5. Mayweather can’t weigh more than 160 pounds; Paul 190. Will compete with Teofimo Lopez-George Kambosos undisputed lightweight title tilt on Trillerhttps://t.co/rj1QE2MhWd
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) April 22, 2021
Paul, 24, is 0-1 as a professional boxer. However, he’s one of the most famous celebrities in the world, and his younger brother Jake Paul is coming off an impressive first-round knockout victory over ex-UFC star Ben Askren over the weekend.
Now, Logan Paull will hope to pull off an even bigger feat than Jake Paul did. He’ll hope to hand the 50-0 Mayweather the first loss of his boxing career.
Well, sort of.
Mayweather vs. Paul won’t be a legit prizefight, so it won’t actually go on Mayweather’s official boxing record.
Still, Paul will hope to do enough in the fight to be declared the victor in the exhibition bout, and that’s should be a monumental task for the relative novice.
Originally, Mayweather vs. Paul was set to happen via Fanmio. The bout was scheduled for February 20, but the fight was postponed. Coppinger reported on Wednesday the pay-per-view fight would now happen via Showtime pay-per-view, the same premium cable network on which Mayweather finished his illustrious boxing career.
So it looks like Mayweather vs. Paul is set for June 5, and it looks like than anywho already paid Fanmio for the Mayweather vs. Paul pay-per-view will need to seek a refund.
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