Former five-weight boxing world champion, Floyd Mayweather has announced that he will take on Youtuber Logan Paul in an exhibition match scheduled in February 2021. American Mayweather, 43, ended his career unbeaten in 50 bouts. He last fought in 2017, beating MMA star Conor McGregor in one of the heaviest bouts in boxing history.
Mayweather is an undefeated champion with a 50-0 record, multiple world titles in five weight classes, and an Olympic bronze medal. On the other hand Logan, 25, has fought only once professionally, losing to fellow YouTuber KSI back in November 2019. Both Paul and Mayweather have exchanged insults on social media with Paul, having 22 million followers, often seen taunting and criticising Mayweather.
The fight, which is likely to draw huge pay-per-view numbers, is the latest chance for Mayweather to take on an opponent beyond the traditional boxing world and is set to take place on 20 February.