In the carnival-like world of combat sports, exhibition boxing
matches are all the rage right now.
That trend will continue early next year, as retired boxing
Mayweather and YouTube sensation Logan Paul will square off in
an exhibition bout on Feb. 20. The event will be available on
pay-per-view via Fanmio. The first million pay-per-view buys will
cost $24.99, according to the
event page. After $1 million sold it goes up to $39.99 and then
to $59.99 on Dec. 29 and $69.99 on Feb. 11.
The announcement comes on the heels of the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones
reportedly drew more than $1 million buys for the 12-round bout
on Nov. 28. According to
The Athletic, Mayweather vs. Paul “has been in the works for a
while.” Otherwise, details regarding the bout are scarce at this
point in time.
It will be Mayweather’s second appearance since he dispatched
McGregor via technical knockout in the 10th round of their
clash in August 2017. That matchup was an official bout, however,
and ran Mayweather’s career record to 50-0. More recently, “Money”
defeated kickboxing star Tenshin
Nasukawa in a three-round exhibition bout at Rizin 14 in
Paul, meanwhile, has two bouts against fellow YouTuber “KSI” to his
credit, though only one of those was an official bout. His brother,
Jake Paul, recently scored a viral knockout of former NBA player
Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Tyson-Jones pay-per-view.