Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul will lock horns in June.
It appears that the celebrity boxing circuit is trucking along. Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul has now been scheduled for June 6, 2021. The match will take place in Miami, Florida. Pitting one of the all-time greats of boxing against a social media star. No one could have ever predicted this.
The bout is an exhibition match which has a number of implications. For the most part exhibition matches are relatively friendly contests that feature legitimate strikes being thrown, but with less ferocity than a normal bout. But anyone familiar with Floyd Mayweather and exhibition matches knows that literally anything can happen. Just because this is an exhibition match doesn’t mean that someone won’t get knocked out.
Both Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather have been promoting the bout on social media. From the marketing alone it appears that both men are taking this exhibition seriously.
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Mayweather Promotions is set to co-promote with ShowTime Boxing. The bout will take place on June 6 and in Miami.
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Keeping It In The Family
Florida has been putting on quite a few shows lately. Just recently the UFC returned to live events with an audience in Jacksonville, Florida. That event featured not only a plethora of great fights as well as the horrific Chris Weidman leg break. It also featured Logan Paul’s brother Jake getting into an altercation with former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
Jake Paul has been likely living on cloud nine since his knockout victory over MMA veteran Ben Askren. While credit is due for Jake getting the victory, the reality is he beat a retired MMA fighter whose specialty wasn’t in the striking department. Logan Paul will receive no such desirable treatment.
In Floyd Mayweather, Logan Paul is faced with a seasoned veteran of the game with the kind of tools, tricks, and knowhow to confound and potentially hurt the social media star. That says, Logan is considerably larger than Mayweather which means he could likely absorb his punches and survive. But there are no guarantees in the world of combat sports. Zig when you should have zagged and you can find yourself waking up on the canvas.
While Logan Paul has little experience and knowledge of high level boxing, he’s sure to at least last against Mayweather. But there is truly no certainty to that claim. All that can be done is to wait and see how the match plays out.
While a bout between these two is certainly out of left field, is it any less crazy that Eddie Hall and Hafthor Bjornsson locking horns later this year?
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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.