Logan Paul is Officially Fighting Floyd Mayweather in the Boxing Ring
YouTuber Logan Paul is officially getting in the ring with former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. The fight was originally scheduled for February, but it was postponed. A new date was just announced for this surprising matchup.
Paul, who recently appeared as Grandpa Monster on The Masked Singer, is known for his controversial YouTube videos. He’s also taken up boxing, although fans are understandably skeptical about his odds against Mayweather.
Logal Paul to Fight Boxer Floyd Mayweather
The fight between Paul and Mayweather is now scheduled for June 6. According to ESPN, the event will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, and will be available on Showtime pay-per-view and Fanmio.
Mayweather retired in 2017, but he finished his career with an undefeated record. Logan Paul and his younger brother Jake previously took on fellow YouTuber KSI and his younger brother Deji in 2018. Paul’s fight with KSI ended in a draw. He returned for a rematch against KSI in 2019, with KSI emerging victorious.
Paul is already making digs at Mayweather on social media. On Tuesday night, he tweeted an edited version of the event’s poster. The altered image makes Mayweather look much shorter than Paul. The YouTuber called it “to scale.” It’s true that Mayweather is shorter than Paul, at 5-foot-8 to Paul’s 6-foot-2.
Paul also tweeted that his mother is “terrified” that he’s taking on the boxer and she’s not the only one who’s uncertain about his chances in the ring.
How is Twitter Reacting to News of the Fight?
When Twitter users heard the news that Paul would be going up against Mayweather in the ring, they had a lot to say about the match-up. Many people are convinced Paul will be defeated, and they don’t think it will be pretty.
One user tweeted a photo of The Weeknd wearing bandages on his face, suggesting that this is what Paul will look like the day after the fight. Another user said that the fight would have to be rigged if Paul were to win. Either that, or “the simulation is glitching.”
However, others suggested that both men will be just fine, and are “cashing in on the fight” no matter who emerges victorious. We’ll have to wait and see how it all goes down when the fight takes place on June 6.
How do you think think Paul will fare in the match-up? Let us know in the comments.