Arguably the best fighter of the last 30 years returns to action on Sunday night. Floyd Mayweather will return to the ring at age 44 to face a unique opponent, YouTube celebrity Logan Paul, in an eight-round exhibition fight at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Mayweather retired from boxing in 2017 after defeating MMA superstar Conor McGregor to improve to 50-0. “Money” then promised to only compete in exhibition bouts in the future. His latest opponent has made a living from social media. Paul, 26, has competed in just one boxing match, losing it to fellow YouTuber KSI in 2019. While Paul’s chances are slim to none in this match, he has a bit of intrigue because he will be six-year-old. inches tall and will outweigh your opponent by more than 30 pounds.
It’s a fight that no one necessarily asked for, but it has gained significant momentum over the weeks as less of a boxing match and more of a show. That only escalated when Mayweather was involved in an altercation with Paul’s younger brother Jake at a press conference. Construction has verged on the weird, but this will undoubtedly be one of the most watched fights in 2021.
The undercard will also feature the boxing debut of former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson, who will face Brian Maxwell in a cruiserweight showdown. Badou Jack will face Devin Colinal as Jarrett Hurd returns to action against Luis Arias in an intriguing junior middleweight fight.
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Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul live updates, recaps
8:23 pm: Chad Johnson is apparently heading to the ring. But we can’t tell because the Showtime app still isn’t working and there are a lot of people upset that they can’t see Johnson’s boxing debut. We think.
8:12 pm: Almost 15 minutes after the broadcast and the servers are still down on Fanmio and Showtime. We should have seen it coming because the boxing gods must not be happy that this event is taking place.
8:04 pm.: Let the ridiculous begin! Oh wait. Showtime servers have crashed. Perhaps due to overwhelming demand? We haven’t got off to a good start.
Mayweather vs. Paul fight start time
- PPV start time: 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT
- Mayweather-Paul Main Event: Midnight ET / 9 pm PT
Floyd Mayweather’s boxing card against Logan Paul will take place on Sunday, June 6. The pay-per-view broadcast on Showtime begins at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). Expect Mayweather and Paul to do their walks around the ring around midnight ET.
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How to watch Mayweather vs. Paul
- PPV: Showtime (US), Fanmio (US and International)
- PPV cost: $ 49.99
The Mayweather vs. Paul fight is a Showtime event that is available via pay-per-view through many cable and satellite providers; check with your local supplier for more information.
In addition to traditional cable and satellite services, the Mayweather vs. Paul fight can be streamed via sho.com in the US, while Fanmio will have the PPV rights in the US and internationally.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul Fight Card
- Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul
- Badou Jack vs. Devin Colinal; light heavyweights
- Jarrett Hurd vs. Luis Arias; junior middleweights
- Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell; cruise weights
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.