Former five-weight world boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather, has revealed that in February 2021 he will take on Youtuber Logan Paul in a “special exhibition” contest.
The unbeaten American champion, 43, made the announcement on his Instagram profile.
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After a 50-0 boxing career with 27 KOs to his credit, Mayweather has formally retired. In 2017, he last fought, defeating MMA star Conor McGregor in one of boxing history’s richest bouts.
The 25-year-old Paul, meanwhile, has just one professional boxing match under his belt. In a split decision in 2019, he lost to British YouTube star/rapper KSI.
It is likely that the war, which will take place on February 20, will attract massive pay-per-view figures. In December 2018, in an exhibition boxing bout worth a record $9m (£6.7m), Mayweather needed only 140 seconds to defeat Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.