Floyd Mayweather will make his return to the boxing ring in an exhibition bout against YouTuber turned professional boxer, Logan Paul. According to The Athletic, Mayweather will take on Logan Paul later this year. Earlier, the bout was initially scheduled to take place on February 20. However, it was postponed to a later date and the change was made from Mayweather’s side, leaving even Logan confused about the entire development.
— The Athletic Boxing (@TheAthleticBOX) April 22, 2021
Logan had this to say the last time the bout was postponed. Now, we have new date and it seems like we will finally witness the boxing legend Floyd Mayweather step inside the ring.
“As soon as this got out that he said that the fight was being pushed (postponed), as soon as the information got out, I was like, ‘Oh, f**k. We’ve had a leak from inside our camp. Like no one was supposed to know that. And then the narrative changed to, ‘Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul fight postponed due to quote-unquote lack of interest’.”
Logan Paul’s transition to boxing has been nothing less than spectacular. The Paul brother comprising Jake Paul and Logan Paul have both switched to professional boxing, and have made a mark in the sport of boxing with their popularity. Logan’s younger brother Jake Paul was last seen against former MMA world champion Ben Askren in a winning effort.
Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul to clash with Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr.
Mike Coppinger addressed further development and revealed that the showdown will clash with Trofimo Lopez vs Georges Kombosos Jr. which goes down on the same date, July 5 for the undisputed lightweight championship.
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe disputes report that Haymon trying to leverage event into bigger Showtime/CBS deal. He is correct when he says Floyd owns rights to all his events. But Haymon is heavily involved here
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) April 22, 2021
Needless to say, fans who can only afford to buy one PPV, will find themselves divided between both the spectacular events. Lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez takes on the undefeated Australian prospect George Kambosos Jr. in what promises to be an epic showdown between two of the best boxers in the world right now.
However, the return of Floyd Mayweather is equally enticing. It will be interesting to see the PPV numbers when everything is said and done. Needless to say, it’s two main events on the same day, and couldn’t have been better for boxing fans around the world.