The boxing match said to take place between retired boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather and social media celebrity Logan Paul has been pushed to a new date according to boxing coach Kelvin Moore. The two were originally set to fight on February 20 in Las Vegas. No official reason for the rescheduling of the event has been given as of yet.
The two made news late last year with the announcement that the boxer consider to be the best of his generation by many would-be entering the ring with a YouTube personality who has only played in the ring twice, against another social media star. The fight was set to be streamed via the website Fanmio which offered a special discount on the pay-per-view event ahead of the new year. The price as Friday was up to $59.99 and would max out to $79.99 on the fight night.
Floyd Mayweather Jr concluded his career at 50-0 and is widely considered the best boxer of the last decade with victories over the likes of Canelo Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley, and Conor McGregor. He is also famous for being the highest-grossing athlete of the last decade, frequently he also topped the Forbes list of the top paid athletes.
Logan Paul is amongst the most followed social media personalities in the world with a staggering 20 million subscribers on YouTube and millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram. In 2018, Paul fought British YouTuber KSI that ended with draw in a boxing bout in London’s O2 arena. It was followed up with a rematch in 2019, this time under a professional rule set, that was held in Los Angeles and broadcast on DAZN with champions Devin Haney and Billie Joe Saunders on the undercard.