Mayweather – Logan Paul on June 6th in Miami, Florida

By Boxing News - 04/27/2021 - Comments

By Sean Jones: Floyd Mayweather Jr will be fighting the mother of all mismatches on Sunday, June 6th, against YouTuber Logan Paul on Showtime pay-per-view at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Friday.

The fight is selling for $49.99, which is practically a steal compared to the prices of the typical pay-per-view event in this era.

This is an exhibition match, not a fight that will count against Mayweather’s 50-0 record. Logan (0-1) treats boxing as a hobby in between his main job as a YouTuber, which he’s amassed a huge $19 million fortune, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

If the Mayweather-Paul fight brings in over 1.5 million PPV buys, as we saw with the April 17th match between Jake Paul and Ben Askren, they could make a lot of money.

Today’s announcement for the Mayweather vs. Logan exhibition didn’t answer these important questions:

  • Location of the fight and time
  • Purse splits
  • Number of rounds
  • Price structure: e.g., will the price increase from $49.99 to $70 in the week of the fight?
  • Weights for the two fighters
  • Undercard
  • Glove sizes
  • Will knockouts be allowed? Are the fighters going to throw with maximum power or pull their punches?
  • Is the exhibition be at full speed?

If Logan can pull off an upset in this fight, it would be HUGE because Mayweather will be a monstrous favorite with the oddsmakers.  Logan looked godawful in his pro debut, and he has no ability whatsoever for boxing.

Logan fought two years ago against YouTuber KSI and lost a six-round split decision in 2019, and he’s not fought since. That wasn’t the greatest performance from Logan, who isn’t as gifted as his brother Jake in the boxing realm.

Despite Logan being more powerful-looking than his brother Jake, he has nowhere near the same punching power. It’s fair to say that if Logan could punch like Jake, Mayweather would have second thoughts about fighting him.

If he did fight him, there would be some rehydration scheme to keep him from being at full power on the fight night.

Mayweather, who has a nose for selecting popular opponents that will make him money without putting himself at risk of losing or getting hurt, noticed Logan and set up the improbable fight.

It’s obviously an oddity because it’s a pure example of a celebrity match without real sporting value. Mayweather vs. Logan is a textbook definition of a celebrity match done for cash-grab purposes from fans willing to pay the $49.99 to watch this.

Mayweather was supposed to fight Logan Paul on February 20th, but the exhibition match was postponed without a reschedule date until Tuesday.

The 44-year-old Floyd hasn’t had a real fight since 2015, when he defeated Manny Pacquiao. In September 2015, Mayweather beat a shot Andre Berto and then retired.

Mayweather came back in 2017 and stopped UFC fighter Conor McGregor in the 10th round in a fight brought in 4.4 million buys.

That was an example of Mayweather’s eagle eyes for money, picking out a popular fighter with no experience or ability in boxing to make money off him.

Mayweather is an unknown to Logan Paul’s young fans

It won’t be surprising if Logan brings in virtually ALL the pay-per-view buys with his loyal teenage followers on YouTube, many of which will have never seen or heard of Mayweather. To the average YouTube teenager, Mayweather ancient artifact from another time, long gone in this world. These fans were too young to have ever seen Mayweather fight, so he’s irrelevant to them. The only thing they care about is Logan Paul.

McGregor looked amateurish at best and gassed out after four rounds. It was an interesting fight to watch the strong-looking punches that McGregor would throw.

These were shots that would work in an MMA fight with the light gloves, but they were useless in a professional boxing match with the heavier gloves.

It was strange that McGregor went through a full training camp without his MMA fighting style being changed to throw punches with power instead of odd-looking shots that had nothing on them.