Announced: Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Logan Paul on June 6th for $49.99
By Allan Fox: Just moments ago, Fanmio announced the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Logan Paul exhibition match for June 6th on pay-per-view on Showtime for $49.99 per household. The Mayweather vs. Logan Paul exhibition match will be taking place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
The 44-year-old Mayweather is taking a gamble that fans will like the idea of paying $50 to watch him beat up a YouTuber.
It’s an idea that is difficult to understand, given that it promises to be even more of a mismatch than Mayweather’s fights against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018, and UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017.
Jake Paul revealed last week that the plan is for him to fight Mayweather next if/when he beats his brother Logan.
In other words, Jake will be looking to avenge his brother’s loss against Mayweather. It’ll have the predictable revenge selling point for the Mayweather vs. Jake fight, and the casuals and the YouTuber fans will eat it up.
I’m not sure about the boxing public, though. Many of them will be put off by the idea of seeing Mayweather fight another Paul brother if he blows out Logan as he did with Tenshin.
it’s finally official… fighting @FloydMayweather at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday, June 6.
LET’S FUCKING GOOOOOOO 🥊 pic.twitter.com/Si8uvPPkjC
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) April 27, 2021
The only it works is if Logan gives Mayweather a hard fight, knocks him down two or three times, but still loses. If Mayweather looks mortal against Logan, the boxing public will be more inclined to see a fight between him and Jake Paul.
At least those guys came from a combat background. With Logan Paul, he’s a mere YouTuber and not athletically gifted like his younger brother Jake Paul.
With the date for the Mayweather vs. Logan exhibition being moved from June 5th to June 6th, it won’t conflict with the Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr fight on June 5th on Triller pay-per-view.
Nevertheless, you have to believe that fewer boxing fans will be willing to purchase Mayweather’s match against Logan because of the Teofimo PPV event a day earlier.
Some fans won’t want to purchase consecutive pay-per-view events a day apart rather than a month or two spaced out. The organizers for Mayweather’s exhibition match with YouTuber Logan Paul may be overlooking the fact that fans won’t want to purchase two PPV events in a row.
It’s unclear whether the price of the pay-per-view will increase as the fight near, but it’s possible that it will.
Previously, Fanmio had the price of the Mayweather vs. Paul fight going up as the exhibition fight neared the February 20th date.
- Gervonta Davis and Floyd Mayweather come face-to-face in Las Vegas
- Jake Paul challenges Floyd Mayweather to “real fight, no exhibition” inside boxing ring
- Floyd Mayweather Jr – ‘The Heist’ exhibition tour – “5 countries in 9 months”
- Floyd Mayweather sends message to critics: “Stay in your lane”