Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather Jr: how to watch, start date, everything you need to know


It really is happening.


Logan Paul is young, rich and famous, and he decided that what he really wanted to do with a living was get punched in the face. Hey, different shots for different people. April 27 Paul and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have announced their long-discussed boxing match finally has a new date and venue: June 6 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

“It’s finally official,” Paul tweeted. “Fight Floyd Mayweather at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday, June 6. LET’S FUCKING GOOOOOOO.”

It’s not your normal boxing match, of course. Here’s a look at who’s who, what to expect, and how to watch.

Who is Logan Paul?

The 26-year-old Ohio native and his brother, Jake, first rose to fame for their Vine and YouTube videos. Paul then moved to Los Angeles and tried his hand at all kinds of entertainment, from acting to running a clothing line. It is not without controversy: in 2018 it was heavily criticized for film a corpse in a Japanese forest known as a place of suicide, and YouTube ripped off ads of his channel for questionable content in the past. But her fans don’t seem to care: her YouTube channel has over 22 million subscribers.

As for sports, Paul was a high school athlete, participating in wrestling and soccer. But his boxing record is not really long. In 2018, he fought Britain’s YouTuber KSI (real name Olajide William Olatunji) for a majority draw in what was considered an amateur match. In 2019, the two staged a rematch that was considered a professional fight, ending in a split decision victory for KSI. So, with no victory under his belt, he decided to … face a famous undefeated boxer. Like you do.

Who is Floyd Mayweather Jr.?

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a little older than Paul at 44. And he is much, much more experienced in the ring. He won 15 major world titles in five weight classes, with a 50-0 record in the sport, a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics and three US Golden Gloves championships, among other titles. (Note that he won this Olympic medal when Logan Paul was only one year old.)

So why, then, is the Former undefeated champion taking on a YouTuber who never won a fight? It’s not about boxing – the fight won’t count anywhere, it’s an exhibition. Think about these two irresistible elements: money and fame.

“It’s likely that only the promise of another lucrative payday could convince ‘Money’ Mayweather to put his gloves back on, and Paul provides an opponent with major name recognition despite limited boxing experience,” the Washington Post reported. The newspaper noted that for Paul, it wasn’t about who wins, but about exposure, which makes him even more famous and opens up more opportunities and future payrolls for him.

The game

Few details are known about the specifics of right-wing boxing, such as the rules, the size of the gloves, the number of turns it will take, or even the sub-card. We will update this story as more details become known.

If you’ve heard of another Paul involved in a boxing match that’s been making headlines lately, it’s Logan’s brother Jake. He now has a 3-0 record in the sport after defeat ex-MMA fighter Ben Askren in less than a turn.

How to watch

The fight is scheduled for June 6 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Mayweather’s own promotion company, premium cable channel Showtime and dedicated fan experience website Fanmio are all involved.

Those who want to watch the fight will need to have pay-per-view TV. A ticket to watch the fight comes with a t-shirt and costs $ 49.99 (£ 36, AU $ 64). But some who have already purchased combat access may have gotten a lower price – it was postponed from February, and was originally priced at $ 24.99. (£ 18 GBP, AU $ 33).

Fanmio’s site says that 20 US residents who sign up for Fanmio will also receive a meet the fighters video – and the gift rules say these winners don’t have to buy the fight to enter the raffle.

If you buy the fight, Fanmio’s website says you can watch it on a variety of devices, including iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Google TV, Android TV, and Fire TV.


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