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Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul fight: What are the rules?

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Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul fight: What are the rules?

There will be some rather unique rules for the upcoming bout between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr and YouTube star Logan Paul.

Let's face it, the exhibition fight between Mayweather and Paul was never going to be a traditional fight, was it?

The rules for the bout, which has been named 'Bragging Rights', have now been officially set and announced - and they're pretty unusual, to say the very least.

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Floyd Mayweather stepped away from professional boxing after his 2017 victory over UFC star Conor McGregor
Floyd Mayweather stepped away from professional boxing after his 2017 victory over UFC star Conor McGregor

On Wednesday, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation shared the rules for Sunday's bout with ESPN.

And their reporter Marc Raimondi provided the full list of guidelines on social media for the eight-round bout at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

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After his 2017 victory over UFC star Conor McGregor, Mayweather stepped away from professional boxing, with his overall career record moving to an unblemished 50-0.

"There's no more real fights for me - only exhibitions," he told Lance Pugmire of The Athletic in May.

Paul, on the other hand, has had one professional fight - losing to fellow YouTuber KSI.

This will almost certainly be a different ball game, though, and he could have a long night ahead of him when facing one of boxings all-time greats.

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With the rules of the exhibition event now set in stone, what does each stipulation mean exactly?

How will the winner be declared?

Probably the strangest rule of them all is that there won't be an official winner declared at the end of the fight.

And, as you can imagine, that means there's no real need for judges, either.

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Fans have taken to social media to have their say on the matter, too, with the majority wondering what the actual point of the fight is.


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Will knockouts be allowed?

Knockouts, as many boxing fans will already be aware, are a big part of the sport.

Even with no official winner in this fight, there could still be a stoppage - and that could come either by way of knockout - which is legal - or at the referee's discretion.

In the days before the fight, Logan Paul tweeted his support for knockouts being legal which is kind of strange, especially considering that he's more than likely to be on the receiving end of one.

How many minutes are each round?

It has been confirmed that the bout will go for a maximum of eight rounds, with each last up to three minutes.

How much will their gloves weigh?

Mayweather nor Paul will be wearing headgear during the fight and each will be outfitted with 10-ounce gloves, which was agreed after 12oz gloves were set - so a knockout could well and truly be on the cards.

What are the fighter weight limits?

The fight has been determined as an exhibition event purely based on the vast weight difference between the pair.

There will still be limits set, however, as Paul, 26, revealed this week that he will have to weigh a maximum of 190 pounds - or face a $100,000 fine for every pound he goes over. Ouch.

By contrast, Mayweather is expected to tip the scales at 160 lbs on Sunday, which would be a career-high for the 44-year-old.

Topics: Logan Paul, Floyd Mayweather Jr

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