Mayweather Comes Out Of Retirement For Exhibition Bout With YouTube Star Logan

Floyd Mayweather will come out of retirement to fight YouTube superstar Logan Paul on 20 February, 2021.

Mayweather, 43, confirmed the news on his social media pages.

The American last fought in an exhibition against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in December 2018 and has not boxed a professional bout since beating Conor McGregor in August 2017 to move to 50-0.

His exhibition fight with Nasukawa earned the Moneyman around $9m for just 139 seconds of work.

The undefeated five-weight world champion also revealed that tickets are already on sale.

Despite Paul, 25, turning pro this bout will be an exhibition – and one that will likely rake in millions for the pair.

Mayweather wrote on Instagram: “Super Exhibition Feb. 20, 2021 !!!!Early Bird Special On Sale NOW!!!! More Details Soon.”

According to the Fanmio website, early bird pricing is at $24.99 for the first million tickets sold.

It then rises to $39.9, and then to $59.99 starting 29 December.

It will then increase to $69.99 for the final days of build up, starting February 11.

The fight comes after increasing speculation that the pair would meet

Both men have been seen to be increasing their training output, while engaging in a bit of trash talk.

Logan Paul called Mayweather illiterate last month in a video, saying: “Hey Floyd, I know you’ve had the contract for a while now.

“At first I thought you didn’t sign it because you didn’t want one punch to ruin your legacy.

“But now I feel like maybe you didn’t sign it because you don’t know how to spell your name.

“Don’t worry, champ, I’ve got you – check this out. I made you a cheat sheet.”

Pointing to the letters sellotaped to the wall in his gloves, Paul added: “This is your name. Floyd Mayweather.

“It’s pretty simple – it starts with an F.”

Then the W in Mayweather fell off the wall, prompting him to add: “F***. Well, yeah, you ain’t getting the W anyway.

“Then an L – your first L. O-Y-D. May. Eather.

“Sign the f***ing contract, Floyd.”
While Mayweather out the YouTuber on his social media – while aiming another dig at McGregor.

Mayweather said: “These YouTube girls better find some Barbie dolls to play with cause I’m not the one for the kid games.

“Three years ago a fighter from the UFC said my name and I had to put a muzzle on that b****.

“Logan Paul can get the same treatment before I go conquer Japan again.”

Mayweather has been one of the biggest draws in boxing in the 21st Century and will likely earn tens of millions – at least – from this fight.

His fights against Manny Pacquiao and McGregor are the two richest ever made, each bringing in more than $400million.