Floyd Mayweather Jr. sets exhibition bout against YouTuber Logan Paul

Started by Detroit24, Dec 6, 2020, in Sports Add to Reading List

  1. Detroit24
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    Dec 6, 2020


    Floyd Mayweather Jr. is heading back to the ring. Sort of.

    The retired former boxing champion will wear gloves again Feb. 20 for an exhibition match against YouTube personality Logan Paul, Mayweather announced on his Instagram account Sunday.

    According to the event's web page, the bout will be streamed as a pay-per-view. The first 1 million buys will cost $24.99, with the price increasing after that threshold is surpassed or the date gets closer. The price jumps to $69.99 starting Feb. 11, which is roughly $5 cheaper than the price for Saturday's bout between unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. and Danny Garcia.

    Mayweather and Paul are no strangers to this type of event. Mayweather retired in 2017 after stopping former UFC champion Conor McGregor. The fight, which was McGregor's boxing debut, was sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and allowed Mayweather to close his official record at 50-0 with 27 knockouts. Mayweather also fought kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year's Eve in 2018 in an exhibition that reportedly netted him $9 million.

    In November 2019, Paul fought another YouTube personality named KSI in a six-round bout sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and promoted by Matchroom Boxing. KSI won in a split decision.

    Logan Paul is the brother of Jake Paul, who most recently knocked out former NBA player Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. exhibition Nov. 28. Jake Paul officially has a 2-0 record with two knockouts.
     
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  3. RG9
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    d--- you guys in the US pay $70 for PPV events? In the UK the max we have to pay is £25. That’s a joke.

    The fight is obviously a joke to the sport but I don’t blame these 2 for doing it—easy money. Mayweather will obviously win but it will look weird seeing someone half a foot taller & with 20kg extra muscle in the ring with him.

    I’ll obviously watch, but I’m not paying for this s---. I’ll stream it. Mayweather could end the fight whenever he wants but he’ll spin it out for a few rounds and make it look like a bit of a fight so it’s not too much of a disappointment to some of Logan’s naive fans lol.
     
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    Logan Paul about to get paid
     
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    Jesus. Why would you ever do this if you’re Floyd? 0% chance it happens but can you f---ing imagine if he lost to f---ing Logan Paul.
     
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    Honestly, I don’t know what would happen. We’re talking about the biggest upset in sporting history, ever.

    ...and that’s the exact reason this will sell millions of PPV’s. Just the possibility that the unthinkable happens, people won’t want to miss it.
     
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    I’m not even surprised
     
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    lol Mayweather is such a f---ing loser. Dodged big fights when it meant something and does these circus acts for money.
     
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    This is going to really hurt Mayweather's legacy no matter what happens.


    I wonder if he knows that Logan isn't Jake?
     
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    Lol f--- Mayweather. Dude could’ve gave a real boxer a shot at him but decided to instead clown around with a f---ing Youtuber.
     
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    it's not really his fault people pay copious amounts of money to see him take this fights.
     
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    It's an exhibition match anyways, its not gonna count towards his record.
     
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    I agree with that. I would do it as well. Just pointing out how embarrassing his career was. Undefeated but wouldn't fight Manny when it mattered and does s--- like this...Didn't the McGregor fight count towards his win record?
     
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    i feel ya. yeah the McGregor fight counted towards his record making him 50-0.
     
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    Please let Logan Paul die. His bro can as well if Conor actually fights him
     
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    these youtuber fights is getting old now.

    The problem is idiots follow these clowns
     
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    What a joke, please render him unconscious floyd.

    Making the sport a laughing stock this is.
     
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    You’re right about the circus act but dodged fights? Who? Floyd did it all, beat all, remaining unbeaten is some next level s---.
     
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    Logan is winning easy he's absolutely unstoppable he's gonna k--- mayweather in the ring and make a vlog out if it
     
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