Mayweather vs Logan Paul Fight: Mayweather has not had an official fight since his TKO win over Conor McGregor in August 2017, the victory running his career record to 50-0. He fought a three-round exhibition bout against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, easily scoring a first round TKO
Paul is 0-1 as a professional fighter, losing to fellow YouTuber KSI in November 2019. His younger brother Jake has become a big draw as a boxer, scoring three knockout wins in his three professional bouts while Logan has been focused on the fight with Mayweather, a fight he believes he will win by being six inches and 50 pounds bigger than Mayweather.
This special exhibition is slated for eight rounds, each three minutes long. Both fighters will wear 12-ounce gloves.
On Saturday night, Logan Paul weighed in at 189.5 pounds and Mayweather at 155. Per his contract, Paul had to weigh in at 190 pounds or less for the fight, otherwise he would have been fined an eye-watering $100,000 for every pound he went overweight. Mayweather had to cap at 160. Mayweather faces a massive size disadvantage. Paul is around 6 foot 2 inches with a 76-inch reach, while Mayweather is around 5 foot 8 inches with a 72-inch reach.
Given the fight is an exhibition, it’s been confirmed there will be no judges. Knockouts are legal and are to the judge’s discretion. If the contest plays out to its conclusion there will be no official judges result, the Florida State Boxing Commission told Sky News.
The 26-year-old Ohio native and his brother, Jake, first became famous for their Vine and YouTube videos. Paul then moved to LA and dabbled in all sorts of forms of entertainment, from acting to running a clothing line. He’s not without controversy: In 2018, he was heavily criticized for filming a dead body in a Japanese forest known as a location for suicide and YouTube has yanked ads from his channel for questionable content in the past. But his fans don’t seem to care: His YouTube channel has more than 22 million subscribers.