Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul undercard: Three fights announced 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: Badou Jack vs TBA
Veteran Jean Pascal 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 were set for a rematch but in late May, Pascal failed a drug test and the bout was cancelled.
Jack is now looking for a new opponent which is likely to be unbeaten Venezuelan Dervin Colina.
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.
Mayweather vs Paul: Start time and how to watch
The event will take place on Sunday, June 6 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
It will likely start in the early hours of Monday morning for UK fans.
The main event fighters are expected to make their ring walks from around 4am UK time.
The fight will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office with their broadcast starting from 11:55pm.
It will cost £16.95, with the full undercard and main event shown.
You can also live stream HERE for the same price on your computer, mobile and tablet devices.
Sky Sports Box Office is also available on BT TV – tune to channel 496 or by searching for the event in the BT Player.