Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul undercard announced with three fights including bizarre exhibition debut for ex-NFL star
The undercard for Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul has now been officially announced.
Unsurprisingly, given the nature of the main event, the show features another bizarre fight with ex-NFL star Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson set to make his pro debut…
Fight One: Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson Debut
The night will begin with prelim fights and then then main PPV undercard will get underway.
Chad Johnson is set to be the first bout of this card.
The former NFL wide receiver is now retired from American Football and, at age 43, trying boxing for the first time.
He used to regularly train with Mayweather in Las Vegas during the NFL off-season.
Now he will have his first fight – an exhibition – against an opponent to be confirmed.
Fight Two: Jarrett Hurd vs Luis Arias
Former unified super-welterweight champion Hurd is on the comeback trail.
The American was unexpectedly dethroned by Julian Williams in 2019 and made his return to the ring in January 2020 before the pandemic scuppered his attempt to regain momentum.
Now, he restarts once more in a middleweight bout against Arias, who previously faced Daniel Jacobs.
If he wins as he should do, Hurd is planning to move back down to super-welterweight and pursue his old crown.
Fight Three: Jean Pascal vs Badou Jack II
Despite suffering six defeats as a pro, veteran Pascal is now enjoying a career renaissance at age 38.
He stunned Marcus Browne to claim the WBA ‘regular’ light-heavyweight belt in August 2019 and then jumped straight into a bout with former champion Jack four months later.
The fight was a war which saw Pascal awarded a contentious split decision.
As a result, they are now set for a rematch.
Fight Four: Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul
Then comes the main event, which will of course round off the show.
A 50-0 boxing legend takes on an 0-1 YouTuber in a bizarre exhibition match.
Everyone knows what’s going to happen, but at the same time nobody is quite sure what to expect.
Either way, it’ll likely be strangely entertaining.