Boxing great Floyd Mayweather will reportedly fight controversial YouTube personality Logan Paul in a June 5 exhibition, The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger reports.
The location of the fight, which will be a pay-per-view on Showtime, has not been selected although a recent Instagram post from Mayweather suggests Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas and Atlanta are being considered.
Paul and Mayweather 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 corpse 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, according to the BBC, including firing a taser at a dead rat. “This is not a decision we made lightly, however, we believe (Logan Paul) has exhibited a pattern of behaviour in his videos that makes his channel not only unsuitable for advertisers, but also potentially damaging to the broader creator community,” YouTube said at the time.
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.