The boxing show between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul, originally scheduled for Feb. 20 before being released, is now ready to take place on June 6 from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Mayweather Promotions and Showtime Boxing both tweeted confirmation of the event, which airs on Showtime pay-per-view.
After the match was originally announced, not much was said about the event before the postponement earlier this year. At the time of the decision, Paul posted a video on his YouTube account citing the influence of COVID-19 on the presence as the driving factor for the delay.
“The fight continues,” Paul said. “We want a packed arena somewhere, and then the business side we have to iron them out. He has a lot of people on his team. Al Haymon got involved. If you know boxing, you know what it means to have one. “Real deal done and figure out a place. I need so much practice, training, sparring under my belt against this guy. With each passing day I get better and he gets older.”
On Tuesday night, it was confirmed that the match was back.
Mayweather, the greatest boxer of his generation, last stepped into a boxing ring in December 2018 against Janese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa. Mayweather quickly made work of Nasukawa and finished the match in the first round.
Paul made his name as a Disney Channel star before controversy led the network to cut ties. Paul only became a bigger star by using social media to raise his profile and create lots of controversy. While Paul’s younger brother, Jake, has proven to be a giant draw in his young boxing career, going 3-0 in major events against opponents outside the boxing world, Logan has only fought once as a professional and lost a split decision to guy social media star KSI in November 2019.
Mayweather will give up 20 years, six inches and nearly 50 pounds against Paul, but is likely still in the ring as a massive favorite.