New date agreed for Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul; weight limits also revealed

It was originally set for February, but the exhibition bout between Mayweather and Paul is now due to take place in June…

Floyd Mayweather will face YouTube star Logan Paul in an exhibition bout on June 5, according to reports.

Talks between both parties have been ongoing for the past few months. It was agreed last year and the original date for the exhibition was February 20.

However, it was later announced that the fight had been delayed due to Covid-19 and was on the verge of collapsing.

Talks have accelerated of late, though. The Athletic's Mike Coppinger has revealed that the bout is set to be a summer showdown and will be shown on pay-per-view via Showtime in the America.

This is the same day that Teofimo Lopez will defend his newly won world lightweight titles against George Kambosos Jr. The Triller PPV event will also see the return of Evander Holyfield, who will face Kevin McBride in an exhibition bout.

The report adds that Mayweather and Paul will have different weight limits for the fight, owing to their different builds. "Money" will not be able to weigh anymore than 160lbs, while Paul will have a limit of 190lbs.

Mayweather recently suggested via his Instagram that there are five potential host cities for the clash:

During his appearance on the Disruptive Entrepreneur Podcast, Mayweather revealed that is happy to go out, have fun and make millions against Paul and others:

"I can fight a fighter right now and I can guarantee myself $35million.

"I can eventually probably make $50million, for just a regular fight.

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

"Everybody thinks that 'retired' means at home with your feet up and picking up weight.

"I prefer to go out, still entertain and have fun.

"Just because I still go out, entertain and have fun doesn't mean that I still wanna fight for 12 rounds.

"I think we've got a six-round exhibition. I think it's gonna be very entertaining for the people, I think people are gonna love it.

"$35million for 12 rounds or $100million for six rounds - big difference."

"Money" continues to live up to his name…

Exhibition clashes in boxing are the big trend at the moment, and unsurprisingly, Mayweather is right at forefront of them.

As we saw with Jake Paul's fight on PPV against Ben Askren, there is certainly a lot of interest in these types of fights.

You should expect Mayweather-Paul to follow on from this and be an even bigger event. Undoubtedly most of the boxing fraternity will be heavily against it, but there's no doubt that both will earn a load of money for their night's work.

It's hard to argue that Paul - who is 0-1 as a professional - would even have a 1% chance of winning in June. But he, alongside, Mayweather will line their pockets however one-sided it may be.

For 'Money' Mayweather, at the age of 44, there is no doubt he'll fight again after he toys with the YouTuber…

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