Floyd Mayweather is getting back in the ring, fighting YouTube star Logan Paul

The American professional boxing promoter, The American professional boxing promoter, Floyd Mayweather recently announced that he is set for an exhibition boxing match against well-known YouTube personality Logan Paul at an undetermined venue early next year.

Details have not yet been revealed as to when exactly the match will be taking place, but it is set to be some time in February 2020. The 43-year-old Mayweather has not had a serious boxing match since fighting Andre Berto in 2015, the same year he battled Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao.

In 2017, Mayweather stopped mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor, who had never boxed professionally before. The one-sided fight allowed Mayweather an easy way to close his overall boxing record at 50-0. Then a year later, Mayweather staged another widely ridiculed exhibition against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve that reportedly netted him $9 million.

The 25-year-old Paul’s lone boxing match was against his YouTube rival, KSI, back in November 2019. Paul triggered widespread criticism with his YouTube portfolio in 2017 when he posted a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. The video, shot in the Aokigahara forest, caused YouTube to cut some business ties with Paul.

May the best fighter win. Well let’s just hope it will be a fair fight.


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