Floyd Mayweather – It’s not the boxing match that many people may have expected, but it is the fight that has two worlds colliding with a much-hyped exhibition event at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The pay-per-view event is the end result of a feud that emerged between Mayweather, one of the most decorated boxers in the history of the sport and the Paul brothers (Logan and Jake), popular YouTubers who are both trying to make their names as legitimate boxers.
The 44-year-old Mayweather is a perfect 50-0 (27 KOs) in his career, having retired from a professional career after another much-hyped match against former MMA star Conor McGregor. Paul, while at a deficit in experience against a boxing legend, is six inches taller than Mayweather and at age 26, is much younger. In addition to the Paul-Mayweather main event, Sunday’s broadcast will also feature some notable undercards, including former NFL star Chad Johnson making his boxing debut.
As crazy as it sounds, YouTuber Logan Paul will step in the boxing ring Sunday night to take on Floyd Mayweather Jr., one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in history. What’s even more insane is that the exhibition has become one of the most hyped sporting events of the year.
The pay-per-view event will start at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Mayweather and Paul are expected to begin around 11 p.m. Fans can order the fight on Sling TV.
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If you do not have a subscription to Sling, you can sign up for one month at just $10 and order Mayweather vs. Paul for an additional $49.99. Those who already have a Sling account can simply order the PPV for $49.99 in the Rental section of the Sling app.
Here’s a look at everything you need to know for Mayweather vs. Paul, including the complete fight card, odds, schedule and how you can watch the fight online or on your TV.
HOW WE GOT HERE
Cleveland native Logan Paul took up the trend of celebrity boxing in 2019 when he fought fellow YouTuber KSI. Paul lost that fight. However, thanks in large part to Paul’s brother Jake, celebrity boxing has become quite the spectacle in recent years.
Logan Paul long talked about potentially fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr.. But most people saw it as unrealistic. However, Mayweather agreed to the fight in December, setting up a massive payday of more than $100 million.
The two combatants have been hyping the fight light crazy since an official press conference that saw the Paul brothers getting into a scrap with Mayweather and his team in Miami.
Mayweather is no stranger to such spectacles. His last fight took place on New Year’s Eve 2018 when he TKO’d Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition bout. Prior to that, Mayweather went 10 rounds in 2017 against UFC superstar Conor McGregor.
The pay-per-view will feature three undercard fights, including former NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson taking on bare-knuckle fight veteran Brian Maxwell in a boxing exhibition. Odds, below, are courtesy of William Hill Sportsbook:
Badou Jack -260 vs. Jean Pascal +210, light heavyweight
Jarrett Hurd -1200 vs. Luis Arias +750, junior middleweight
Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell, exhibition
You can also bet odd things like will Conor McGregor attend or whether the fight will generate over or under 3 million pay-per-view buys, which is a huge number.
HOW TO WATCH
What: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Logan Paul
When: Sunday, June 6
Where: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fla.
The pay-per-view undercard begins at 8 p.m.
The main event between Mayweather and Paul is expected to start around 10:30/11 p.m.