Promoter Gives Huge Update On Rules Situation For Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul Superfight
A promoter has confirmed knockouts will be allowed in the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul.
Earlier this month, after months of rumours swirling, Mayweather announced he would be taking on the YouTuber-turned-boxer in an exhibition bout on February 20 2021.
It's the second exhibition of this kind for the 50-0 fighter and already there's been plenty of question marks regarding the rule set - especially given the huge six inches and four stone difference in weight and height.
There's no word on how many rounds the contest will be just yet but Solomon Engel, Founder and CEO of Fanmio, the company who are promoting the event, has said the rules will be different to what we saw in the recent Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr exhibition.
"This is a real fight. And whoever wins, wins," he told The Sun.
"Certainly there could be a knockout, yes.
"I think it will be a very competitive fight. And to be clear, we have Floyd who is the best fighter, and Logan who is a new fighter.
"But, Logan does have some size difference, he's many inches taller, many pounds heavier and when you look at size and how that could affect the match, there's really no telling what the outcome could be.
"I do think that it will be competitive because Floyd has an incredible amount of skill and he's going to bring that to the table and Logan has size.
"It's like the David vs Goliath story - and we all know the outcome of that. But we don't know what the outcome will be here."
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Undefeated Mayweather made easy work of Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa at a Rizin event on New Year's Eve 2018 in his first exhibition bout in Tokyo.
Mayweather made a reported $9 million for one round whereby he danced around for the first minute, knocked the young prodigy down three times and made the rookie cry after his corner threw the towel in.
Engel believes Mayweather is taking the fight with 0-1 novice Paul "very seriously" and is already predicting mammoth pay-per-view numbers given the mass followings of both men.
"It brings two audiences together, possibly on the biggest scale that has ever been done before," he added.
"We have Floyd's very large audience, where he has proven to be successful breaking pay-per-view records among others.
"Then we have Logan's audience which has proven to be very successful to him and his own business endeavors.
"It bring more fans to the sport of boxing and opens up more opportunities for everyone going forward.
"Anyone hating on this event it not looking at the big picture going forward for the industry."
At the moment, fans have to fork out $24.99 to buy the fight as part of the early pricing section in the structure.
The price will then jump up to $39.99 after 1 million has been sold. $59.99 is the set price from December 29 but those waiting until February 11 will have to pay a whopping $69.99.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@FloydMayweather
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