December 07, 2020

Floyd Mayweather Jr. to Fight Logan Paul in 2021

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is once again coming out of retirement to partake in an exhibition bout against an unlikely opponent: YouTube personality, Logan Paul.

The 43-year-old engaged mixed martial artist Conor McGregor in a boxing match in 2017 before hanging up his gloves; a year later, he took part in an exhibition bout with Japanese kickboxer, Tenshin Nasukawa.

Now, as reported on Sunday, 6 December, through his social media accounts, Mayweather Jr. will officially face the 25-year-old YouTuber on 20 February next year at an undetermined venue.

The boxer previously spoke about fighting Paul, saying: “These YouTube girls better find some Barbie dolls to play with ‘cause I’m not the one for the kid games … Logan Paul can get the same treatment [that I gave McGregor] before I go conquer Japan again.”

Paul – who is best known for his controversial vlogs and juvenile humour – has only participated in one professional boxing match against fellow YouTuber, KSI, which he lost in 2019 via split decision.

More details about the Paul-Mayweather Jr. bout will be released in due course.

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