Floyd Mayweather will step into a boxing ring for the first time since 2018 when he faces Logan Paul in an exhibition bout in the early hours of Monday morning.

The boxing legend is 50-0 as a pro, and hung up the gloves after beating Conor McGregor in his final professional bout in the summer of 2017 in Las Vegas.

But he was back in the ring on New Years’ Eve 2018 when he faced Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition bout at Rizin 14 in Saitama, Japan.

And he will be back between the ropes on Sunday night in Miami when he faces YouTube star Logan Paul, who is an 0-1 professional fighter without a win at any level of fighting having drawn his amateur debut.

Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming exhibition match…



Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather clash tonight
Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather clash tonight

How to watch on TV and via live stream

The event will be broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office for a price of £16.95, which fans can watch either through their TV service provider or their computer, no matter if they are subscribed to Sky Sports or not.

Digital platform Fanmio, who are co-promoting the bout, will also have a pay-per-view stream available for £33, which comes with a special event t-shirt.

In America, the bout will be made available on Showtime pay-per-view, like all of Mayweather’s biggest fights.

What time will the fight be on?

The ring walks for the main event are expected at around 4am on Monday morning UK time, with the undercard kicking off at 10.15pm.

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The fight takes place in Miami, Florida, which is five hours behind the UK, which is why it will take place at such a late hour.

Mayweather has said that they chose to move the event from the usual boxing fight night of Saturday to compete with the Super Bowl and the NBA All-Star game, both of which take place on a Sunday night.

Fight rules

  • The bout will take place over eight, three-minute rounds
  • Fighters will wear 10 oz gloves
  • Knockouts will be permitted
  • There will be no judges scoring at ringside
  • A winner will not be declared should the fight go the distance


Former world welterweight king Floyd Mayweather (L) and YouTube personality Logan Paul face-off during the media availability ahead of their June 6 exhibition boxing match, on June 3, 2021 at Villa Casa Casuarina at the former Versace Mansion in Miami Beach, on June 3, 2021. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather 1/9

Logan Paul 5/1

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Undercard

Jarrett Hurd vs Luis Arias

Badou Jack v Dervin Colina

Chad Johnson v Brian Maxwell (exhibition bout)

Adrian Benton vs Pedro Angel Cruz

Micky Scala vs Adam Ramirez

Dorian Khan vs Jonathan Conde

Quotes corner

Logan Paul: “I visualise everything. I’ve seen it all before it happens. The only thing that I didn’t visualise was how calm, how lonely and tranquil it is at night. That two hours before I go to sleep and in my hotel room and I’m alone with my thoughts. That’s when it’s real and I think this is going to get serious.

“I’m going to fight my heart out. That’s the beautiful thing about this sport. In almost any other business, experience is going to trump everything else. But this is a fight, and anything can happen.”

Floyd Mayweather: “I can fight a fighter right now and I can guarantee myself $35million. I can eventually probably make $50million, for just a regular fight.

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“Or me and Logan Paul can go out, entertain, have fun and make nine figures, $100million or more.”

Mayweather has also accused Paul and his brother Jake of disrespecting him, saying: “It’s one thing to sell a fight, and people can say what they want, but one thing no one is going to do, is disrespect me,”





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