Retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr returned to the ring for a super exhibition match against YouTuber Logan Paul at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. The fight is set to start at 8 PM EST on Sunday. The super exhibition match was originally scheduled in February but had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In an apparently staged get-together last month, Jake, Logan Paul’s brother grabbed Mayweather’s white baseball cap and rushed away. Security intervened quickly to try and separate them. The 2020 Hall of Fame inductee was seen describing both the brothers as ‘fake fighters’.
“I don’t have to talk about what I’m going to do. The world knows what I’m going to do. I’m willing to fight both in the same night,” Mayweather is quoted by ESPN.
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“This whole thing is surreal. Everything about it. I told my manager and we kind of had an inside joke that until I get in the ring with him, I didn’t think this fight was happening. But I think it’s safe to say that I can believe it now. I think it’s happening. It’s fight week. I can’t imagine Floyd would back out now, but who knows? Old man fakes an injury. Gets scared of the big kid. I’m excited,” Paul said in a press release.
Mayweather had a 50-0 record including 27 knockouts during a career. The 44-year-old has world titles in five weight divisions against his name. He retired in 2017.
Mayweather and Paul’s fight will be available on Showtime with general tickets available for $49.99.