Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Logan Paul will meet in a special exhibition fight on June 6 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. The exhibition will put one of the best boxers of our generation against a YouTube sensation who is 0-1 as a professional. Considering that the two are very different in terms of skill, experience, and body type, the fight will take place under a special set of rules established by the Florida Boxing Commission.
Similar to Mike Tyson’s exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr. that took place last November, the fight will not count as an official fight. Regardless of the outcome, Mayweather’s record will remain flawless at 50-0, while Paul can’t beat his 0-1 record as a professional. This will be Mayweather’s second exhibition fight with the first taking place on December 2. 31, 2018. Mayweather stopped undefeated kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in the first round of a scheduled three-round bout.
As for Paul, he returns to a boxing ring after a split decision loss to KSI in November 2019 in his only professional fight.
These are the rules.
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Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul Rules
- No judges
- No official winner read
- Legal knockouts
- Knockouts are at the discretion of the referee.
- Without harness
- 10 oz. gloves
- Eight 3 minute rounds
Let’s analyze these rules.
How many rounds does Mayweather-Paul have?
Mayweather vs. Paul is scheduled for eight 3-minute rounds. Although Mayweather fought most of his boxing career in fights that were scheduled for 12 rounds, Paul’s only professional fight, against KSI, was a scheduled six-round fight.
Will a winner be announced?
Well, not necessarily. According to the Florida commission, there will be no judges and no official winner will be read. “Official” may be the keyword here, as a display will not count toward a fighter’s actual win-loss record. Similar to the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones exhibit, a winner will not be announced if the fight goes a long way. But there is a way a fighter can “win.”
Are knockouts legal?
Yes, there may be a referee-determined knockout. That essentially means that the fight will be stopped at the referee’s discretion if an opponent is unable to continue due to accumulated damage or being knocked down. This rule has been established to protect combatants from unnecessary harm. Again, this will not count as it is not an officially licensed boxing match.
What kind of crown will Mayweather and Paul wear?
- 12 oz gloves
- Without harness
Both fighters will wear 12-ounce gloves, which is the standard for amateur boxing fights between the heavy and middleweight divisions. Mayweather has typically worn 8-ounce gloves throughout his career.