Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul date: Full details for when boxing icon will fight YouTuber plus possible venue
Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul is still set to go ahead this year with organisers currently looking for a new date and venue.
The retired 50-0 boxing legend is set to meet the 0-1 YouTuber, who lost his pro debut to fellow internet sensation KSI in 2019, in a one-off clash at some point this year.
Logan’s little brother Jake Paul fought and beat former UFC star Ben Askren in their own exhibition and Logan was there to film the moment and send it to Mayweather in an apparent warning.
But plans for Mayweather vs Logan are on hold with talks ongoing between the two camps and Mayweather has even reached out to his followers on social media to ask which city they should face off in.
Las Vegas, where Mayweather has enjoyed many memorable wins in is among the list, with Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas and Atlanta the others.
Mayweather v Paul: Date and start time
Mayweather and Paul were set to face off in their exhibition bout on Saturday, February 20 but that date was postponed.
It has been claimed that the fight could be cancelled entirely due to ‘lack of interest’, although Mayweather and Paul have insisted this is not the case.
In late February, Paul sent a public message to Mayweather, insisting he is still training and waiting on a new date.
He took to social media to prove that he is still preparing for the fight, stating: “Waiting on that new date, Floyd Mayweather.”
Logan then claimed that Al Haymon and Showtime are now involved in the bout.
He said: “I think I can say, I believe Al Haymon just went on Showtime and announced that it’ll be on Showtime.
“Al Haymon’s now involved. We’re going to do it right at the highest level of any massive, massive boxing event. Let’s get it.”
Logan was incorrect to say that Haymon had made a public announcement about the event, he hasn’t and never gives media interviews.
Regardless, the YouTuber’s comments appear to show that there are serious talks behind the scenes with Haymon and Showtime.
He added: “People are asking me if I’m like scared. No, no I’m not scared. The feelings I’m getting right now are just excitement.
“I’m excited, I’m blessed to have this opportunity and I think we’re gonna wow a lot of people.
“I just don’t believe I’m gonna get in there and people are gonna see what they expect to see.”
Meanwhile, Mayweather has claimed that he will make upwards of $100million for the planned fight.
He said: “I can fight a fighter right now and I can guarantee myself $35million. I can eventually probably make $50million, for just a regular fight.
“Or me and Logan Paul can go out, entertain, have fun and make nine figures, $100million or more.
“Everybody thinks that ‘retired’ means at home with your feet up and picking up weight.“I prefer to go out, still entertain and have fun.
“Just because I still go out, entertain and have fun doesn’t mean that I still wanna fight for 12 rounds.
“I think we’ve got a six-round exhibition. I think it’s gonna be very entertaining for the people, I think people are gonna love it.
“$35million for 12 rounds or $100million for six rounds – big difference.”
Mayweather v Paul: What has been said?
Conor McGregor, who has been called out by Logan’s brother Jake recently, has had his say on the exhibition bout.
He said: “Fair pay to them, fair play to the Logan guy getting in with Floyd.
“I’m excited to see how that goes. Floyd looks a bit fat to me, man.
“It’s a mad little scene at the minute, but I’m not against it. Any man that’s willing to make that walk, all the best.”
Meanwhile, one of the Mayweather’s former opponents, Victor Ortiz, reckons Paul will be a tougher opponent for than McGregor was.
“Conor couldn’t do nothing,” Ortiz said. “I don’t mean to speak bad. Conor’s a heck of a UFC fighter in the octagon, but he has no business in a ring, as opposed to someone like Logan – Logan learned in a ring.
“So his stuff is all standup. Everything about Logan is boxing, angles, moving, so it’s two different worlds.
“I couldn’t tell you what someone like Logan or myself could do in an octagon, but stick to what you know. And Logan, he knows boxing right now.
“I’ve talked to him about Floyd a few times. I give him the simple things: ‘Floyd is Floyd, but you’re unstoppable. You’re on another level.’
“I strongly believe Floyd will have trouble. Logan can box, and he has power, reach speed, and he can move now.”