Floyd Mayweather may never retire as long as he keeps making this kind of money. Mayweather and YouTuber Logan Paul have agreed to fight each other in a “special exhibition” match on February 20th. The fight will be streamed as a pay-per-view event on Fanmio.
Paul’s brother, Jake, was a part of the main card lineup for the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight. He swept the nation with headlines after knocking out former NBA Slam Dunk champion Nate Robinson. After the fight, Paul called out former UFC star Connor McGregor. It turns out, Mayweather was listening and wanted a bite of the action. The best boxer in all-time history will come out of retirement once again to cash in on a big moment against Logan.
Money Vs. Redemption
Fans have always hoped that Mayweather would enter the Octagon. Those who are wanting to make their UFC predictions likely never get that chance. Instead, fans will get to watch Mayweather take his 50-0 record into the ring against a controversial YouTuber. Paul is best known for his YouTube video where he filmed a dead body in a Japanese forest.
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Mayweather called out Logan last month on Twitter saying that “he’s not one for the kid games.” Jake then responded by talking about Mayweather’s height, even calling him a “little kid.” He said that Floyd wants to be relevant by fighting the guys of YouTube. Needless to say, both got their wish as they will fight each other in a couple of months.
There’s a conspiracy that Mayweather is fighting Logan Paul to avenge the knockout of Robinson. Paul is 0-1 as a professional boxer after a loss to KSI. Mayweather owns a professional record of 50 straight wins and 27 career knockouts. To those on social media, there are over 10 reasons why this fight is happening, and a lot of them have to do with Robinson’s knockout.
While nothing is confirmed, and this is all speculation, it does provide an interesting storyline to the exhibition. Social media was already booming after the announcement, so there would likely be some people that would not be shocked. Given Mayweather’s erratic choices in the past, there’s a chance he did watch the fight and felt inclined to “avenge” Robinson’s defeat.
The whole storyline seems ridiculous, but people are going to watch, especially in a world where sports are not as easy to come by these days. The early pricing is $24.99, which apologies to the first millions of PPV sales. The price then rises to $39.99. After that, the price will rise to $59.99 on December 29th and $69.99 from February 11th.
Since Mayweather came out of retirement in 2017, he has put on a show. He knocked out McGregory in the ninth round. The following year he fought kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa and won by TKO in the first round. If Logan Paul can make it out of the first round, then he might garner the respect from everyone across the world.