Floyd Mayweather Returns To Meet Logan Paul In Exhibition Fight in February
In a year where we are expected to accept the unexpected, there is something that is normal about Floyd Mayweather announcing yet another ‘comeback’ to fight a YouTube star.
Logan Paul is deemed to tick all the relevant money boxes, and the two will meet in a ‘special exhibition’ contest on February 20th.
There is no real surprise, speculation has been rife for months, and it has been a case of when, not if, Mayweather would once again return.
We last saw Mayweather in December 2018 when he beat the Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in 140 seconds in an exhibition where he earned many millions for the least amount of effort.
Mayweather now 43, retired from professional boxing after he beat UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017 and left the sport with an unblemished 50-0 resume.
Paul 25, has professional experience losing to KSI in 2019 in a battle of YouTube stars and despite facing a less than prime Mayweather, it is still a significant risk for Paul, exhibition or not.
With the Mayweather brand and the army of subscribers Paul brings to the table it is certain to be another global financial success, but at what cost elsewhere.
After Mayweather vs McGregor and the eyes that tuned in to watch KSI vs Paul promoters and fighters of any description would always see the dollar signs, more of the same would always follow. Boxing has always been a dangerous sport, in many ways, it is far more dangerous now.