Logan Paul, the controversial YouTuber, has just released a video on December 31st, 2018 where he announced that he will be fighting against Floyd Mayweather Jr., an American former professional boxer in an upcoming boxing match. The fight is scheduled for June 9th, 2019 and will take place at the Staples Center. It is speculated that the fight will be broadcast on YouTube and Facebook.
Logan claims that he has always wanted to get into professional boxing and believes that his relentlessness and strong social media reach can help him achieve this goal. As for Floyd, he said: “I’m coming out of retirement because we need a guy who’s going to start speaking on what I speak on entrepreneurship, passion, discipline, dedication.”
YouTube Boxing matches
This is not the first time an internet celebrity has tried fighting in a real-life match. Kimbo Slice competed against Dada 5000 in Bellator 149 in 2016 which was also held at the Staples Center in LA. Logan Paul’s official YouTube channel currently has 17 million subscribers while Floyd Mayweather’s YouTube channel has around 2 million subscribers.
The last time a boxing fight was streamed on YouTube was when Anthony Joshua demolished Takam at the Wembley stadium in 2017, with over 1 million people watching that night. Floyd Mayweather is arguably one of the most successful boxers to have ever competed. He retired in 2015 after accumulating an impressive 50-0 win-loss record and is still considered as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in history by many pundits and fans alike. On paper, Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather seems like a highly unpredictable matchup between an amateur boxer and a seasoned professional.
It is not clear how much money Logan Paul is paying Floyd Mayweather for the fight, but it will be interesting to see who is favored to win this bout. It would also be interesting what kind of bets people will make in Vegas on this match. Get ready for an epic battle between Logan vs Floyd!
Who is Floyd?
Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. (born Floyd Sinclair February 24, 1977) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2015 and currently works as a boxing promoter. During his career, he held multiple world titles in five weight classes and the lineal light heavyweight title from 2004 to 2005. He is a two-time winner of The Ring magazine’s Fighter of the Year award (1998 and 2007), a three-time winner of the Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year award (2007, 2013, and 2015), and a six-time winner of the Best Fighter ESPY Award (2007–2010, 2012–2014). In 2016, Mayweather was ranked by ESPN as the greatest boxer, for pound, of the last 25 years. Mayweather is a two-time winner of the Best Fighter ESPY Award (2007, 2012), and the first boxer to win all four ESPY Awards in the same category (Fighter of the Year) in 2007. He also won the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Where to watch Logan vs Floyd?
Watch the fight on YouTube.
Watch Floyd vs Logan for free?
No, you will have to pay $9.99 for this match. I imagine it would be streamed on YouTube or Facebook Live or similar online streaming services. You can find out more information by visiting their official websites: https://www.facebook.com/MayweatherPromotions/ https://twitter.com/floydmayweather
Logan Paul has always wanted to get into boxing and believes that his relentlessness and strong social media reach can help him achieve this goal. He is scheduled for a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., an American former professional boxer in an upcoming boxing match on June 9th, 2019 at the Staples Center. The event will be broadcasted on YouTube or Facebook. Will you tune in to watch?