Former pound-for-pound kingpin Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition with social media star Logan Paul has new date and US TV broadcaster, according to reports.
The bout between the pair had initially been slated for February of this year, but was rescheduled amid rumours of a lack of interest from fans.
However, recent reports suggest that the money-spinning move-around will now take place in early June, with the unbeaten ‘Money May’ – now 44-years-old – boasting of another nine-figure payday to face Logan, elder brother of Jake, Paul.
Mike Coppinger of The Atheltic took to Twitter yesterday to break the news, claiming that a date and a weight limit had been agreed for the two men to meet.
Mayweather, who retired from professional boxing in 2017 with an unblemished 50-0 (27 KOs) record, has long teased a return to the sport.
Despite not having been seen in the ring since an exhibition with Rizin star Tenshin Nasukawa on New Years Eve in 2018, it appears Mayweather is ready to return – but only for a hefty sum.
“I can fight a fighter right now and I can guarantee myself $35million.” said Mayweather last month on the Disruptive Entrepreneur podcast.
“I can eventually probably make $50million, for just a regular fight – or me and Logan Paul can go out, entertain, have fun and make nine figures $100million or more.
“Everybody thinks that ‘retired’ means at home with your feet up and picking up weight. I prefer to go out, still entertain and have fun
“Just because I still go out, entertain and have fun doesn’t mean that I still wanna fight for 12 rounds.
“I think we’ve got a six-round exhibition. I think it’s gonna be very entertaining for the people, I think people are gonna love it.
“$35million for 12 rounds or $100million for six rounds – big difference.”
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