Floyd Mayweather Will Face Off Against Logan Paul In June 2021 | Men's Health Magazine Australia

Floyd Mayweather Will Face Off Against Logan Paul In June 2021

In 2021, nothing is unexpected. The world has been turned so brazenly on its head, that to declare something strange or bizarre would be to undermine every event that’s transpired in the last 18 months – and believe us, there have been some absolute shockers. Even despite that, news this morning that Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul would indeed face off in the ring has caused some slack jaws in the sporting world. What kind of money is involved here? Is Mayweather taking the piss? All this remains to be seen, but what we can be sure of is that yes, the event is happening and will take place in June. 

The fight was originally scheduled for February of this year, but much like everything that has sought to be cemented on the calendar, the global pandemic instead had other plans and quickly came to dismantle those surrounding the big event. Thankfully, for fans eager to see this match up take place, a new date has been confirmed, with Mayweather taking to Instagram to alert the public of the new date, venue as well as broadcast and streaming partners for those looking to tune in from home. Ticket sales for the event will also go live next week. 

You have to wonder just how big a pay check is involved behind Mayweather’s signing on to the event, or if he simply thought it was too good an opportunity to miss out on? Regardless, Logan Paul has some serious work to do before June. The last time 43-year-old Mayweather stepped into the ring was during New Year’s Eve of December 2018, when he faced off against Japanese kickboxing prodigy, Tenshin Nasukawa. Incredibly, although not unexpectedly, Maywaether knocked the young Nasukawa down three times in just 139 seconds before the Japanese man’s corner threw in the towel, allowing Mayweather to take home an easy $9 million USD. Not bad for a day’s work – or at least, a fraction of a day’s work. 

And prior to that there was the infamous bout against UFC’s Conor McGregor, one of the most anticipated events in sporting history. Despite all the trash talk and steam coming from McGregor’s corner, the Irishman went down in Round 10, allowing Mayweather to take home a reported sum of $275 million USD. 

For Logan Paul, facing off against Mayweather is the kind of thing you can only dream of, but equally one that comes with serious nerves. Not anyone can just face off against a man with a 50-0 record with their dignity intact, and Paul has some serious work to do after failing to defeat yet another Internet personality. The fight will be viewable on Showtime pay-per0view and Fanmio on June 6, 2021. 

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