Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s exhibition bout against Logan Paul has a new date and it’s raised some eyebrows.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s exhibition bout against Logan Paul has a new date and it’s raised some eyebrows.

The undefeated boxing legend and the YouTuber will take to the ring on June 5 at a venue yet to be determined, according to The Athletic.

The exhibition bout will be competing head-to-head with the highly anticipated lightweight world title fight between Teofimo Lopez and Australian George Kambosos which is scheduled on the same date.

The Australian’s fight is seen as one of the biggest bouts in boxing this year with the IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO and Ring Magazine titles up for grabs.

The move by Mayweather’s camp is seen as a power play for both the retired star and Showtime Pay-Per-View, who will be broadcasting the fight. The fight was originally slated to appear on online platform Fanmio.

The Lopez v Kambosos fight will be hosted by Triller Fight Club, which also aired the Jake Paul-Ben Askren “fight”.

The scheduling will force most fight fans to choose between Mayweather’s next foray into the ring and the Lopez-Kambosos clash, which could hurt the pay-per-view numbers for the Australian’s fight.


Mayeather’s clash was originally scheduled for February 20, but was later postponed indefinitely.

According to the Athletic, the fight agreement states Mayweather can’t weigh in more than 160 pounds, while Paul will have to come in under 190 pounds.

Mayweather said on Instagram that the venue has been narrowed down to five cities: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas and Atlanta.

Paul’s own brother Jake — who is coming off a first-round knockout of ex-UFC fighter Askren — said the YouTuber is “f—ed” and the fight is a “terrible idea.”

Paul suffered s a split-decision loss in his last fight to fellow YouTuber KSI in November 2019.

Mayweather hasn’t fought since defeating Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa via first-round TKO in an exhibition match in December 2018.

His last professional bout was against UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017.



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