“Let’s get ready to rumble!” Finally, the most-talked-about grudge match here. Set for this Sunday, June 6, the anticipated throw-down features the undefeated pro boxer Floyd Mayweather versus Logan Paul, a social media influencer.
However, both the 50-0 boxing legend and 0-1 YouTuber decided on their own set of rules (titled “Bragging Rights”). Not only is this new ruleset quite random, but it also has very specific requests. Now, here’s the real twist in the event. It explains how there won’t be an official winner read out after the fight.
According to CBS Sports, the Florida commission announced on Wednesday that the contest will feature 8 three-minute rounds. Neither fighter will wear headgear and there will be no judges or official winner read. Knockouts will be legal, as well as the only way to secure a “win” of any kind.
In addition, they’re both required to wear 12-ounce gloves. Even though, Logan Paul wore 10-ounce gloves during the professional fight against KSI. Typically in smaller weight classes, Floyd has used eight-ounce gloves throughout most of his career.
In order for this showdown to happen, the contest had to be an exhibition instead. Not to mention, the exponential size difference between the two fighters.
According to Give Me Sport, this means it will not go on either man’s professional record as an official victory and will be fought under special rules. Also, Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation is overseeing the event, and a spokesperson informed ESPN of the details.
Located in Miami, the former five-division champion and social media star will meet in the center of the ring live from Hard Rock Stadium this weekend.
Most people will likely assume Floyd’s going for a KO since he previously won an exhibition in Japan the same way.
YouTubers Logan & Jake Paul Revolutionized Pro Boxing
Mostly recognized for YouTube and podcast, Logan Paul boasts over 2.7 million followers on his social media channel. Nowadays, he’s not only a big influence online. Logan has pioneered his way into professional boxing.
Logan and his brother Jake turned YouTube into a gateway for boxing matches. According to Sky Sports, Jake has boxed a pro basketball player and will next face a UFC fighter. Logan is set to share a ring with Floyd Mayweather.
Regarded as “the biggest event in internet history,” the stakes were high when Logan battled KSI to a draw. Also, when Jake defeated Deji (KSI’s brother)
Broadcast only on YouTube, the participants’ platform of choice, it was reportedly the most-watched boxing event of all time.