Reports overnight have suggested the Floyd Mayweather could take part in the second ‘exhibition’ fight of his retirement after he was linked to what would be a money-spinning bout with YouTuber Logan Paul.
Mayweather last competed in the ring in late 2018 where he trounced Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa as part of a RIZIN event but has since stoked the flames of another fight on several occasions — with reports now saying that talks for a fight with the YouTube star (and technically professional boxer) Logan Paul.
It was claimed on a recent edition of The Pat McAfee Show that not only are the two men linked to a bout with one another, but that agreements have been made and contracts signed.
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“Well here is some breaking news, Floyd Mayweather has signed a contract to fight Logan Paul in an upcoming exhibition match to take place before the end of 2020 says a source,” McAfee said on the show.
The popularity of both men almost guarantees huge public interest in the exhibition fight, even if the skill disparity on show will be a large one. Paul has competed in two boxing matches thus far in his athletic career, drawing an amateur bout with fellow YouTuber KSI and then losing a decision in their rematch in the professional ranks.
For now, though, treat these reports as a rumour. There are several willing parties out there who would jump at the opportunity to fight Mayweather for the sizeable paycheque it would provide — but it remains to be seen if these reports are fully accurate.