Logan Paul will fight Floyd Mayweather in Miami tonight in a controversial and lop-sided exhibition bout.
Mayweather has claimed that he is not training particularly hard for the bout, and doesn't even consider it to be a 'comeback' to the ring, having last fought professionally in 2017 against Conor McGregor.
However, for Paul this is the biggest event in his young career, with millions expected to watch worldwide and tens of thousands to attend live at the Hard Rock Stadium in Hollywood, Florida.
Paul is 0-1 as a professional boxer, losing to fellow YouTuber JJ Olatunji, better known as KSI, in his debut in 2019. The pair also fought at amateur level, which ended in a draw, meaning Paul has never won a boxing match.
Meanwhile, Mayweather has defeated the likes of Canelo Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton in his legendary 50-0 professional career, having won an Olympic medal in his teens before going pro.
Here's what you need to know about the exhibition…
What time will the fight be on?
The ring walks for the main event are expected at around 4am on Monday morning UK time, with the undercard kicking off at 10.15pm.
The fight takes place in Miami, Florida, which is five hours behind the UK, which is why it will take place at such a late hour.
Mayweather has said that they chose to move the event from the usual boxing fight night of Saturday to compete with the Super Bowl and the NBA All-Star game, both of which take place on a Sunday night.
How to watch via TV and live stream
The event will be broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office for a price of £16.95, which fans can watch either through their TV service provider or their computer, no matter if they are subscribed to Sky Sports or not.
Digital platform Fanmio, who are co-promoting the bout, will also have a pay-per-view stream available for £33, which comes with a special event t-shirt.
In America, the bout will be made available on Showtime pay-per-view, like all of Mayweather's biggest fights.
- The bout will take place over eight, three-minute rounds
- Fighters will wear 10 oz gloves
- Knockouts will be permitted
- There will be no judges scoring at ringside
- A winner will not be declared should the fight go the distance
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Logan Paul: “I think I have to knock him out. Someone’s getting knocked out. Someone’s gonna quit.
“I have to ask myself: Am I affected by this? You look around, all these people, the hot lights, all this pressure. You want to do well. Your friends are watching, your family is watching. And I always want to be real with myself. Am I affected by this? But I love this.
"This is me in my element. This is what I came out to Hollywood to do when I started making videos. That was the precipice. This was the end game. This is what I wanted and signed up for. It’s all exciting for me.
“I didn’t choose boxing, boxing chose me. I got challenged to box, and I answered that challenge. I kind of fell perfectly into the sport. Truthfully, boxing is easier on the body than MMA. MMA is hard. I got bad knees. I’m old now. I’m aging. My upper body is strong and I have dense bones. My strength is all in my upper body.
Floyd Mayweather: “It’s going to be fun. It’s what I do. There’s a difference between being a YouTube fighter and an elite fighter. I’m a fighter and I don’t worry about anything. I’ve been a professional for 25 years and I’ve fought the best and seen every style and I always came out on top.
“Why not fight Logan Paul? He’s huge on YouTube. He has a huge following. Before I even knew about YouTube, I was huge in boxing. And when you bring his world with my world, man it’s going to be crazy.
"I’m glad he’s got confidence. I’m glad he believes in himself. Last time I checked, all 50 fighters that I faced, they all said the same thing.
“Most of the time when I go out there and fight, I’m giving up 20 pounds. When I was fighting at 140, the guys I was fighting were going up to 160. When I was fighting at 147, guys were going up to 167 within 24 hours. I don’t really worry about the weight. Once again, fighting wins fights.
“I look at it as going out, having a good time, and entertaining the people. I do what I want to do, when I want to do it, and how I want to do it.
“I’m happy that we are able to go out and that someone can get knocked out. When someone can get knocked out, it’s a winner.
“I never worry about the height or size, it’s all about the skills. That’s one thing about Floyd Mayweather, I’ve got skills.
“The boxing was the mashed potatoes. I guess these guys now are the gravy. I retired from boxing, but I didn’t retire from entertainment or from making money.”
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