As wild as it may sound, rumors continue to circulate that the legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather might be stepping into the ring with the amauter boxer and social media personality, Logan Paul.
Paul has been in search of a headline worthy opponent since his last fight against Youtube personality KSI back in Nov. 2019; a fight that has been labeled as the largest non-professional boxing match of all time. Paul did not win that fight, and holds a professional record of zero wins, and one loss—which makes these rumors all the more outlandish.
Paul was previously in talks to fight American football wide receiver Antonio Brown, but things fell apart due to issues in AB's personal life. So it seems he’s approached Floyd with an offer to put on a show, sanctioned not as a bout but as an exhibition. No comment as of yet from Mayweather's side.
Mike Feinberg from the “The Fighting News” claims to have seen the signed documents confirming Mayweather's agreement to box Paul on Saturday. "I've got some breaking news for you. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is coming out of retirement and has just officially signed a contract to fight in an exhibition match against Logan Paul—YouTube sensation Logan Paul," Feinberg said.
He went on to say “It's official. I heard it from a reputable source today and even saw the signed picture of the signed contract where Floyd signed on the dotted line for this exhibition match."
The fight is not entirely out of the realm of possibility given how Mayweather has defied boundaries in recent years: for example the crossover fight with McGregor, then an exhibition with a kickboxer in Japan.
With Mike Tyon’s event being on everyone's radar, Floyd might be up for stealing some of the thunder and taking a fight that is bound to spark controversy.
Conor Mcgregor's coach John Kavanagh is skeptical, tweeting:
how is logan getting a pro license to fight mayweather? he has no pro combat sports experience? "yes but didnt conor get a boxing license to debut against him??" true, but you're a slow donkey if you think that is in anyway similar to a youtuber getting one for his debut.— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) September 17, 2020
In other news, 43-year-old Floyd has said he was working with UFC’s Dana White and would soon "bring the world another spectacular event." Mayweather hasn't revealed any more details regarding that specific spectacle as of yet.