Is Floyd Mayweather going to fight Logan Paul

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced on Instagram that he'll box Logan Paul in a "super exhibition" on February 20, 2021.
  • Talks between Paul's people and Mayweather's representatives have reportedly been taking place behind-the-scenes for two months.
  • The event will be promoted by Mayweather Promotions in conjunction with Fanmio and can be purchased at an early bird price point of $24.99.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. said on Instagram that he's boxing Logan Paul in a "super exhibition" on February 20 2021.

Details for the show are sparse, however, Paul's people reportedly approached Mayweather's representatives in September regarding a lucrative bout.

Paul, 25, has limited boxing experience, having just one pro bout on his record — a 2019 loss to fellow YouTuber KSI. The pair also fought in an amateur bout in 2018, which ended in a draw.

The 43-year-old Mayweather, in contrast, finished his pro boxing career in 2017 with a flawless 50-0 (27 knockouts) record.

The retired American boxer has taken part in an exhibition before when he made the promising kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa cry after flooring him three times in a round in Japan two years ago.

Mayweather banked $9 million for his participation, said a couple of months after that he was going to take part in "four or five" more exhibitions throughout 2019 and expected to earn approximately $80 million.

Not one of those exhibitions transpired but Mayweather's advisor and CEO of Mayweather Promotions, Leonard Ellerbe, said in August that the retired fighter has received "a few sick offers" regarding a potential $100 million exhibition tour.

Now, his first exhibition in two years appears to be set.

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It is not an exhibition Logan Paul's brother has confidence he can look good in, as Jake Paul told Insider last month that he'd find it hard to watch the show if one were to be announced.

"If he can't beat KSI, what makes him think he can beat Floyd Mayweather?" Paul told us.

"I wouldn't be able to watch — I wouldn't want to see my brother get beat up like that. But we'll see what the future brings."

The event is promoted by Mayweather Promotions in conjunction with Fanmio and can be purchased at an early bird price point of $24.99.

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