Floyd Mayweather-YouTuber boxing match moved to June 5
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s exhibition bout against YouTuber Logan Paul has a new date. They will face off on June 5, with the venue still to be determined, according to The Athletic's Mike Coppinger.
The bout had been previously scheduled for Feb. 20, but was later postponed indefinitely. Online platform Fanmio was initially slated to host the bout, but it will now reportedly be televised via Showtime pay-per-view. The CEO of Mayweather Promotions disputed a report that the fight is being used as leverage with Showtime parent company ViacomCBS, however.
Under the reported terms of the agreement, Mayweather can't weigh in more than 160 pounds, while Paul will have to come in under 190 pounds. Mayweather said on Instagram that the venue has been narrowed down to five choices: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas and Atlanta, Yahoo reported
Paul's last foray into the ring was a split-decision loss to fellow YouTuber KSI in Nov. 2019. Mayweather hasn't fought since defeating Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa via first-round TKO in Dec. 2018. His last professional bout was the Conor McGregor fight in 2017.