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Floyd Mayweather to face YouTube star Logan Paul in exhibition match on June 6

Mayweather, 44, hasn’t had a battle since defeating blended martial arts star Conor McGregor by technical knockout in a cross-combat superfight in Las Vegas in 2017.

File picture of Floyd Mayweather. AP

Los Angeles: Former world welterweight king Floyd Mayweather stated on Tuesday he’ll face YouTube persona Logan Paul in an exhibition sport at Exhausting Rock Stadium in Miami on June 6.

“Logan Paul and I are going to battle at Exhausting Rock Stadium. Mayweather Promotions, Fanmio and Showtime will staff as much as convey you an epic occasion,” Mayweather wrote on Instagram.

A separate submit from Mayweather Promotions offered the competition as a “historic crossover occasion” dubbed “Bragging Rights.”

The announcement gave no additional data on particulars of the battle such because the variety of rounds or the dimensions of the gloves that may be used.

Paul, 26, first ventured into white-collar boxing in a battle with Britain’s YouTuber KSI in 2018 that reportedly generated 1.3 million pay-per-view purchases globally, forward of a match revenge in 2019 in Los Angeles.

Mayweather, 44, hasn’t had a battle since defeating blended martial arts star Conor McGregor by technical knockout in a cross-combat superfight in Las Vegas in 2017.

Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) got here out of retirement for this contest after hanging up his gloves two years earlier after an undefeated three-decade profession.

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