Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul go head to head in a money-spinning boxing bout in Miami tonight.
This divisive bout was originally due to take place in February, only to be postponed as the result of coronavirus restrictions.
It is six years since Mayweather called time on his illustrious and undefeated boxing career, but the former five-weight, 12-time world champion was later tempted back for a lucrative crossover clash with UFC superstar Conor McGregor and an emphatic win over Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.
Now he’s been enticed back into the sport once more by an eight-round showdown with Paul, a famous YouTuber, internet personality, actor and podcaster who, along with younger brother Jake, has taken up professional boxing.
But unlike his brother, who has amassed three straight wins in impressive fashion, Logan’s only pro bout to date came with the six-round rematch of his draw with fellow YouTube star KSI, which he lost via split decision in Los Angeles in November 2019.
At the weigh in on Saturday, Mayweather hit the scales at 155lbs while Paul weighed in at 189lbs, inside the 190lbs limit he was set.
Tonight’s pay-per-view clash won’t be short on global interest, though it is another event that will surely frustrate the majority of boxing purists.
Mayweather vs Logan Paul fight card/undercard in full
Former two-weight world champion Badou Jack was due to face Jean Pascal in a rematch of their December 2019 title bout as the chief support act tonight, but Pascal has now been replaced by Venezuela’s Dervin Colina.
Elsewhere on the four-fight main card, former unified super-welterweight world champion Jarrett Hurd takes on Luis Arias and former star NFL wide receiver Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson battles boxer, ex-MMA artist and bare knuckle fighter Brian Maxwell in another exhibition contest.
Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul
Badou Jack vs Dervin Colina
Jarrett Hurd vs Luis Arias
Chad Johnson vs Brian Maxwell
Mayweather vs Logan Paul date, start time, venue and ring walks
Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul takes place in front of fans on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida – home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.