Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul Reportedly Now June 5th

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s exhibition bout against Logan Paul received reinvigoration with a new date.

According to The Athletic, the undefeated boxing legend will face the YouTuber on June 5. The venue is still to be determined.

Previously, the bout was scheduled for Feb. 20 but was later postponed. The younger brother, Jake Paul, recently made headlines when he knocked out former MMA champion Ben Askren in the first round of the Triller Fight Club event in Atlanta.

Showtime Pay-Per-View will broadcast the fight. Initially, Fanmio was hosting the bout.

Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, disputed a recent report that the fight was used as leverage with Showtime’s parent company Viacom CBS; however, more details have emerged.

Under the reported terms of the agreement, Mayweather can’t weigh in more than 160 pounds. Paul will have to come in under 190 pounds.

Mayweather also revealed that the location is down to five places: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, and Atlanta.

Logan Paul’s last stint in the ring was a split-decision loss to fellow YouTuber KSI in November 2019. DAZN streamed that fight.

Mayweather hasn’t fought since defeating Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa via first-round TKO in an exhibition match in December 2018.

His last professional bout was against UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017, making him 50-0.

The fight sets up a pay-per-view battle of hype versus substance as Mayweather-Paul fight will be the same night as Teofimo Lopez Vs. George Kambosos Jr.

Lopez is the unified lightweight champion who dethroned Vasiliy Lomachenko. Triller Fight Club will broadcast that fight.

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.