Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition fight has been moved to avoid a pay-per-view clash with George Kambosos’ world title fight against Teofimo Lopez.
Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition fight with Logan Paul has been moved to avoid a pay-per-view clash with George Kambosos’ world title fight against Teofimo Lopez.
Social media platform Triller have Sunday June 6 (AEST) booked in for the lightweight world title fight between champion Teofimo Lopez and Australian mandatory challenger George Kambosos.
Mayweather’s bout against the YouTuber Paul was targeted for the same date originally.
But common sense has prevailed, with Showtime and Fanmio, the broadcasters of Mayweather’s fight, shifting the fight by 24 hours so both events don’t clash.
The move will see a rare Sunday of boxing for sporting fans in the US.
“Logan Paul and I are going to fight at Hard Rock Stadium. Mayweather Promotions, Fanmio and Showtime will team up to give you an epic event,” Mayweather wrote on Instagram.
Mayweather and Paul will fight at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, while Kambosos and Lopez will also fight in the city with a venue yet to be confirmed.
There are reports the event could be held at Meridian at Island Gardens or Marlins Park, home to the Miami Marlins MLB team.
The last time Mayweather entered the ring was on New Year’s Eve 2018, when he defeated Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa via first-round TKO in an exhibition match.
His last professional bout was a 10th round TKO of UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017.