One of boxing’s best pound-for-pound fighters, 2020 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Floyd Mayweather Jr. puts on the gloves once again as he takes on YouTube personality Logan Paul in an exhibition fight from eight rounds Sunday from Hard Rock Stadium. in Miami Gardens, Fla.
What had been perceived as a fun introductory press conference at first between Mayweather and Paul quickly escalated as Paul’s younger brother Jake faced a heated confrontation with the great boxer in the bowels of Sunday’s contest. Jake took Mayweather’s hat and security quickly stepped in to try to separate them, which upset all parties involved and led Mayweather to wanting to get a piece of Logan.
“It’s one thing to sell a fight, and people can say what they want, but one thing no one is going to do is disrespect me,” Mayweather said after the incident.
Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) ended his professional career with a 10th round stoppage of UFC star Conor McGregor in August 2017. The 44-year-old later flew to Japan to destroy the kickboxer. Tenshin Nasukawa in a round on New Years Eve in 2018.
Paul (0-1) returns to sweet science for the first time since he lost a split decision to social media personality KSI in November. Many doubt the possibility of Pablo being successful. Who doesn’t have that mindset? The 26-year-old from Ohio.
“Floyd came out of retirement for him, only to retire again,” Paul said. “I’m about to beat the best fighter of all time.”
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. VS. LOGAN PAUL START TIME
Date: Sunday, June 6
Time: 8 p.m. ET
The Mayweather vs. Paul main card begins at 8 p.m. ET. Mayweather and Paul are expected to enter the ring around 10 p.m. ET, but that depends on the duration of the other main card matches.
HOW TO WATCH, LIVE STREAM MAYWEATHER VS. PAUL
USA: Showtime PPV
UK: Sky Sports Box Office
You can watch the Mayweather vs. Paul on Showtime pay-per-view for $ 49.95 in the United States. You can watch the event online at Showtime.com and Fanmio.com.
In the UK, the fight is available from the Sky Sports Box Office.
WHERE IS MAYWEATHER VS. PAUL?
Mayweather vs. Paul will take place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Neither Mayweather nor Paul have fought at the scene.