UFC President Dana White is shaking his head at the contemporary announcement that Floyd Mayweather will as soon as again come out of retirement to take part in an exhibition battle – this time against Youtube superstar Logan Paul.
Mayweather, forty three-years-ancient and a former 5 division world champion, retired returned in August 2017 when he stopped UFC celeb Conor McGregor within the tenth round on the T-mobile arena in Las Vegas.
He came out of retirement in December 2018, to take part in an exhibition fight in Japan. It changed into over earlier than it begun, as he demolished the undersized jap kickboxing superstar Tenshin Nasukawa in a single circular – and reportedly made $9 million for the combat.
The 25-year-historical Paul, who possible outweighs Mayweather by forty-50-kilos, made his expert debut closing year – when he lost a six round break up determination to Youtube rival KSI.
The battle with Mayweather will take region on February 20th, with the venue being announced at a later date.
The adventure should be backed through Fanmio.com, which goes to distribute the fight as a pay-per-view. There will be tiers to the pricing, with the first million purchases costing $24.ninety five. because the combat draws nearer, the cost will continue to enhance – with $69.99 being the correct amount starting on February 11.
White had been talks with Mayweather past this 12 months, to co-promote a sequence of excessive-profile activities. Mayweather would compete on those movements, however turned into never published if the fights could be set as exhibitions or utterly sanctioned boxing suits. Their discussions have been put on the shelf when the coronavirus pandemic broke out.
while White supported Mike Tyson’s contemporary ring return in opposition t Roy Jones Jr. – a scenario where two former world type champions, of their 50s, fought in an exhibition, he isn’t as supportive when it involves a combat between Mayweather and Paul.
“When individuals question me what’s the state of boxing at this time, that is where it be at. did not that kid get beat up by means of the f–king video online game youngster from England and now he will fight Floyd Mayweather?,” White advised NELK boys.