Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul bout officially set for June 6 in Miami

Floyd Mayweather (Frank Gunn/CP)

Boxing great Floyd Mayweather will officially fight controversial YouTube personality Logan Paul on June 6 in an exhibition match.

The fight will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fla., and will air via pay-per-view on Showtime.

Mayweather and Paul were originally scheduled to fight Feb. 20, with the bout streamed on the website Fanmio, however, that agreement ultimately fell through.

Mayweather, 44, carries a 50-0 undefeated record into the match and last fought in 2017, defeating UFC star Conor McGregor via TKO in the 10th round.

Paul, 26, rose to fame with his younger brother Jake on YouTube which has led to numerous controversies in recent years. Most famously, Logan was widely condemned for filming a body in an area of Japan known as ‘Suicide Forest.’ In 2018, a number of advertisers dropped the eldest Paul brother’s channel after numerous other controversies, including firing a taser at a dead rat.

The Paul brothers have both participated in exhibition bouts in recent years, with Jake most recently defeating former UFC fighter Ben Askren by TKO on April 17. Logan’s two fights have come against British YouTube star KSI, with the second bout broadcast on DAZN. KSI won both bouts by judges’s decision.

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