Die-hard boxing fans are probably sick to their stomach right now. A couple of hours ago Floyd Mayweather made it official through his Instagram account that he is set to get in the ring with Logan Paul.
The vine star turned YouTuber, turned actor has an impressive professional boxing record of 1 fight one loss to fellow entertainer KSI. Now he wants to get in the ring with a boxer who is arguably the best of his generation. Yes, Floyd’s in his 40’s now, but this could be a bad idea.
At this point, some of the details surrounding the fight have yet to be released. Mayweather’s camp is advertising the fight as an exhibition fight. That would mean that should the unthinkable happen and he was to lose that would not tarnish his perfect professional record.
For the most part, these fights will go for 3 or 5 rounds tops. That being said, Logan Paul did apply for a professional boxing license for his fight with KSI. Therefore, the bout could be sanctioned by the Florida State Atheltic commission as a pro fight and go for 10 rounds.
One of the first criticisms that are set to come Mayweather’s way will be that he is not even fighting Jake Paul. Jake has taken his “boxing career” a little more seriously than older brother Logan. He is 3-0 as a professional fighter and coming off a KO win.
It seems that Jake is looking at a potential future in boxing. Let’s call it like it is, Logan is in it for the money. Which is, exactly what Floyd has been all about for the last decade or so.
The bout is going to take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on June 6th. Mayweather mentioned in the post that confirmed the fight that tickets for the event would go on sale next week. If current guidelines in Florida are any indication, we could expect to see a full crowd.
People who can’t make their way to Florida can watch the fight through Showtime in a pay-per-view format. There have been no other fights announced yet as part of a potential undercad.
During his professional career, Floyd was always criticized by fans for never fighting opponents who were in their prime. Instead opting for more comfortable competition. After he officially retired he’s come back to the ring a couple of times in exhibition fights. His most publicized exhibition fight came against Conor Mcgregor.
This Logan Paul fight could look more though like the one that he had against Tenshin Nasukawa a Japanese kickboxer. That fight was not much of a watch. At least for the sake of entertainment let’s hope this show is better.