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Floyd Mayweather has agreed to fight YouTuber Logan Paul on June 6 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
Mayweather Productions confirmed the bout will take place in a tweet with a promotional poster, adding that the "historic crossover event is signed and sealed!"
The strap line plastered across the top of the poster simply read: "BRAGGING RIGHTS."
The historic crossover event is signed & sealed! ✍
Mayweather vs. Paul live at Hard Rock :stadium: Sunday, June 6th #MayweatherPaul #BraggingRights pic.twitter.com/GLa0S9gWQl
- Mayweather Promotions (@MayweatherPromo) April 27, 2021
44-year-old Mayweather still boasts a perfect, unblemished record of 50-0 but hasn't boxed properly (we're not counting that spectacle against Tenshin Nasukawa) since his victory over UFC megastar Conor McGregor back in 2017.
As for 26-year-old Paul, he has only fought professionally under the bright lights once - and he lost to fellow YouTube sensation KSI.
Back in December 2020, boxing fans couldn't quite believe what they were witnessing when Mayweather announced he'd be coming out of retirement (again) to take on Paul in an "super exhibition" bout.
The news came off the back of months and months of back and forth between the two two outspoken individuals on social media.
And they were originally supposed to go head-to-head back in February, however it was later postponed with Paul blaming the push-back on 'business complications'.
"The Mayweather fight is pushed [back] which I am completely OK with," he said a few months ago.
"The fight's still happening [but] we want to have a packed arena somewhere and then the business side of things, we have to iron them out.
"He's got a lot of people on his team, [his advisor] Al Haymon got involved, if you know boxing, you know what that means for getting an actual deal done and figuring out a venue."
Well, now it seems we have a genuine fight on our hands.
And judging by the insane viewing figures from Jake Paul's recent boxing bout, then don't be surprised to see this fight in June pull in even larger numbers.
Logan's younger brother Jake knocked out former mixed martial artist Ben Askren in the very first round of their Triller Fight Night headliner last weekend.
It's hard to imagine Logan producing a similar outcome against arguably one of the greatest boxers of all-time, but it will certainly be fun watching him try.
As for 'Money Mayweather', it's just another day in the office with an extortionate pay cheque waiting for him at the end.
Featured Image Credit: PA
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