Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul will square off in an exhibition bout on Sunday, June 6.
The high-anticipated match pits arguably the greatest boxer of all time against one of the most controversial Youtube stars of his generation.
This four-fight pay-per-view (PPV) is set to commence at 8 p.m. ET and will be available on Showtime or Fanmio for $49.99.
The undercard to the Mayweather vs Paul main event features Badou Jack squaring off against Dervin Colina, “Swift” Jarrett Hurd against Luis Arias, and Chad Johnson against Brian Maxwell.
That being said, everyone is tuning into this one for the main event.
Paul has previously twice fought vlogger and rapper Olajide “KSI” Olatunji, with the first bout ending in a draw and a second ending in controversial defeat.
Mayweather, meanwhile, retired 50-0 as a boxer in 2017 after defeating former UFC champ Conor McGregor in a similar crossover event.
That match-up between Mayweather and McGregor generated more than $550 million in revenue and the former is said to have walked away with nearly $300 million for his efforts.
Mayweather has publicly stated that he expects to make $100 million from this exhibition bout against Paul.
This is just the latest circus-style event that has pumped new life into the sport of boxing.
Last year, Mike Tyson loaded up on toad venom and fought Roy Jones Jr. in something of a Legends match.
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Logan Paul’s brother, Jake, has also left his mark on things – knocking out former NBA player Nate Robinson and former UFC fighter Ben Askren in spectacular fashion. Many have alleged that the latter showdown was rigged, including former UFC champ Daniel Cormier, but it has never been proven. Askren’s own comments on the topic are open to interpretation.
Most folks are expecting Mayweather vs Paul to end with a clear and decisive victory for the boxing champ. If that doesn’t happen, expect a similar flurry of conspiracy theories to pop up regarding the outcome.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.