A long-rumored bout is officially a go.
Tuesday night, it was announced that boxing great Floyd Mayweather and upstart Logan Paul will square off on June 6 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
On Tuesday, Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions told BoxingScene.com to “stay tuned,” now the Hall of Fame boxer and the YouTube celebrity will box in an exhibition match this summer.
The two were originally set to headline a Feb. 20 card but the bout was postponed in late January.
“There a lot of people involved and you’ve only got one shot at it so you need to get it absolutely 1,000 percent right,” Paul said on his podcast when news of postponement came down in late January. “We’re just making sure we’re doing that.
“But yeah, I’m still going to beat the s— out of Floyd Mayweather. Or, maybe he’s going to beat the s— out of me, who knows? The point is it’s still going to happen.”
Now, the fight will happen — and, of course, Twitter had much to say.
I wanna get behind this I just can’t accept that Logan is 220lbs 6’2 and Floyd is 5’8 150lbs. They’re simply no way this is real. Looking forward to the entertainment though!
— 𝐒𝐈𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐑 (@SimonsterCA) April 27, 2021
It’s crazy to me that the after-his-prime, freakshow part of Floyd Mayweather’s career will end up being the most profitable portion. https://t.co/SNdsqtClhH
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) April 28, 2021
Wild how The Big Show vs Floyd Mayweather was a more believable matchup
— Captain D. Marvelous (@DeionBrando) April 28, 2021