Arguably the best boxer of the final 30 years is returning to motion Sunday night time. Floyd Mayweather will step again contained in the ring at age 44 to face a singular opponent, YouTube movie star Logan Paul, in an eight-round exhibition bout at Onerous Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Mayweather retired from boxing in 2017 after defeating MMA famous person Conor McGregor to enhance to 50-0. “Cash” vowed then to compete solely in exhibition bouts shifting ahead. His newest opponent has made a residing off social media. The 26-year-old Paul has competed in just one boxing match, and he misplaced it to fellow YouTuber KSI in 2019. Though Paul’s likelihood is slim to none on this bout, he carries a little bit of intrigue as a result of he may have a six-inch peak benefit and can outweigh his opponent by greater than 30 kilos.
It is a struggle no one essentially requested for, nevertheless it has gained vital momentum over the weeks as much less of a boxing match and extra of a spectacle. That was solely heightened when Mayweather was concerned in an altercation with Paul’s youthful brother, Jake, at a media convention. The construct has bordered on weird however this can definitely be one of many most-watched fights in 2021.
The cardboard can even function the boxing debut of former NFL broad receiver Chad Johnson, who will face Brian Maxwell in a cruiserweight exhibition. Badou Jack will sq. off with Devin Colinal whereas Jarrett Hurd returns to motion in opposition to Luis Arias in an intriguing junior middleweight bout.
Sporting Information is monitoring stay struggle updates and round-by-round highlights from Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul and the whole undercard. Observe under for full outcomes from the 2021 boxing exhibition.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul stay updates, highlights
8:50 p.m.: Arias heads to the ring first. He began his profession 18-0 (1 No Contest) after which went 0-2-1. He hasn’t gained a struggle since 2017 and suffered losses in opposition to Daniel Jacobs and Luke Keller, whereas going to a draw in opposition to Gabe Rosado. Can he get again on observe? Hurd follows and appears to get again to his championship methods. The previous WBA (Tremendous) and IBF junior middleweight champion misplaced his titles in a shocking loss to Julian Williams in 2019. He bounced again with a choice victory over Francisco Santana in January 2020 and goals to show again Arias and problem for a world title once more.
8:43 p.m.: Effectively, that was enjoyable. Johnson did not completely embarrass himself, in order that’s a win.Up subsequent is an actual struggle as former champion Jarrett Hurd faces Luis Arias in junior middleweight motion.
Chad Johnson survives knockdown and does not look horrible in boxing debut
8:35 p.m.: Johnson appeared good within the fourth spherical till he ate a large proper hand by Maxwell that put him on the canvas. Johnson was damage so unhealthy that he jumped up and tried to present his opponent a fist bump. He clearly was discombobulated however survived the ultimate 30 seconds and the struggle. There are not any official scores however
8:31 p.m.: We lastly have a visible! Chad Johnson is within the third spherical in opposition to Brian Maxwell and it seems that Johnson shouldn’t be essentially horrible. Each he and Maxwell are swinging for the fences.
8:23 p.m.: Apparently, Chad Johnson is on his solution to the ring. However we won’t inform as a result of the Showtime app nonetheless is not working and there are an entire lot of individuals upset that they cannot see Johnson’s boxing debut. We expect.
8:12 p.m.: Practically quarter-hour into the published and servers are nonetheless down throughout Fanmio and Showtime. We should always have seen this coming as a result of the boxing gods should not be comfortable that this occasion is happening.
8:04 p.m.: Let the ridiculousness start! Oh, wait. The Showtime servers have crashed. Maybe as a result of overwhelming demand? We’re not off to a great begin.
Mayweather vs. Paul struggle begin time
- PPV begin time: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
- Mayweather-Paul principal occasion: Midnight ET/9 p.m. PT
The Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul boxing card will happen Sunday, June 6. The pay-per-view broadcast on Showtime begins at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). Anticipate Mayweather and Paul to make their ring walks round midnight ET.
Methods to watch Mayweather vs. Paul
- PPV: Showtime (U.S.), Fanmio (U.S. and worldwide)
- PPV price: $49.99
The Mayweather vs. Paul struggle is a Showtime occasion that’s accessible through pay-per-view by means of many cable and satellite tv for pc suppliers; examine along with your native supplier for extra info.
Along with conventional cable and satellite tv for pc providers, the Mayweather vs. Paul struggle may be streamed through sho.com within the U.S. whereas Fanmio will carry the rights to the PPV within the U.S. and internationally.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul struggle card
- Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul
- Badou Jack vs. Devin Colinal; mild heavyweights
- Jarrett Hurd vs. Luis Arias; junior middleweights
- Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell; cruiserweights