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Mayweather to face YouTuber star Logan Paul in boxing exhibition

Luisa Morales - Philstar.com
Mayweather to face YouTuber star Logan Paul in boxing exhibition
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) will face off against YouTube Logan Paul in an exhibition match in June
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MANILA, Philippines — Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be fighting YouTube star Logan Paul in an exhibition match in Miami later this year.

Originally scheduled for February 20 but was later postponed, the bout will now take place on June 6 (June 7, Manila time) at the Hard Rock Stadium as announced by Paul on his Twitter account on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).

An exhibition match, this will be Mayweather's second non-professional match since he defeated UFC's Conor McGregor in 2017 where he earned his 50th career victory.

In 2018, he faced off with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition bout.

Paul, for his part, has only had one professional fight where he lost to fellow YouTuber KSI in November 2019.

Meanwhile, his brother Jake is 3-0 in the ring while setting sights to fight mixed martial arts athletes in the future.

The 44-year-old Mayweather, for his part, has not fought since beating mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor by technical knockout in a money-spinning cross-combat superfight in Las Vegas in 2017.

Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) came out of retirement for that contest after hanging up his gloves two years earlier after an unbeaten career spanning three decades. — With a report from AFP

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