Floyd Mayweather is stepping back into the boxing ring against… Logan Paul?
The 44-year-old boxing great will don the gloves one more time against the 26-year-old YouTube star in a matchup of polarizing entities on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens in a pay-per-view on Showtime and Fanmio.
While the bout will not be an official one — the Florida State Boxing Commission cannot regulate it due to vast size and experience differentials — Mayweather and Paul will wear 12-ounce gloves and no headgear for their eight-round exhibition, which can end early via KO.
That’s enough to likely rake in the pay-per-view cash.
Helping on that front, Paul’s younger brother Jake, a rising pugilist and YouTube annoyance of his own, got involved in the pre-fight shenanigans, stealing Mayweather’s hat and taunting the veteran fighter.
It certainly stirred up some media buzz, and possibly even some legit bad blood.
“It’s one thing to sell a fight, and people can say what they want, but one thing no one is going to do is disrespect me,” Mayweather said.
While Mayweather is no longer in his prime, he’s still 50-0 as a professional and his powerful right fist lingers despite being overshadowed by his veteran defensive game.
Not that Paul is planning to fall victim to either.
“Floyd came out of retirement, just to get re-retired. I’m about to beat the greatest fighter of all time,” he said.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch all the action:
When is the Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul fight?
The event will take place on Sunday, June 6, with the PPV beginning at 8 p.m. ET and Mayweather-Paul slated for around midnight.
Where is the fight taking place?
The fists will be thrown at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Garden, home of the NFL’s Dolphins and the University of Miami Hurricanes.
How can I watch Mayweather-Paul?
What are the rules for Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul?
The exhibition match won’t have any judges or an official winner. While the bout is slated for eight rounds at three minutes apiece, it could end early via knockout.
Fighters will wear 12-ounce gloves and neither will don headgear.
Due to the vast weight differential between the two, Paul this week said he can weigh a maximum of 190 pounds or be fined $100,000 for every pound over.
What are the betting odds for the fight?
Due to the unique nature of the exhibition, Bet365 is the only sportsbook with odds on the fight. The outfit lists Mayweather (-900) as the overwhelming favorite over Paul (+500).
What is the tale of the tape?
Floyd Mayweather, 48, is 50-0 (27 KO) in pro bouts, his last coming over Conor McGregor in 2017. He clocks in at 5-foot-8 with a 72-inch reach and last weighed in at 149.5 pounds before his win over McGregor in 2017.
Logan Paul weighed in at 181.9 pounds ahead of his lone professional fight, a loss to fellow YouTuber KSI in Nov. 2019. He clocks in at 6-2 with a 76-inch reach.
How much are Mayweather and Paul being paid?
According to sportingfree.com, Mayweather is guaranteed a $10 million purse for the fight, taking home an additional 50% of pay-per-view shares. Paul reportedly gets $250,000 guaranteed and 10% of the PPV for his efforts.
What is the full fight card?
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul; Exhibition
Badou Jack vs. Dervin Colina; Light Heavyweight
Jarrett Hurd vs. Luis Arias; Middleweight
Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell; Cruiserweight
Jean Carlos Torres vs. Zack Kuhn; Junior Welterweight
Adrian Benton vs. Pedro Angel Cruz; Lightweight
Micky Scala vs. Adam Ramirez; Junior Middleweight
Dorian Khan vs. Jonathan Conde; Featherweight
Jalil Hackett vs. Angelo Diaz; Welterweight
Viddal Riley vs. Quintell Thompson; Cruiserweight