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Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr .: How to watch, start date, everything you need to know

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Logan Paul is young, rich and famous, and he has decided that what he really wants to do in life is get punched in the face. Hey, different shots for different people. April 27 Paul and Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced His long-discussed boxing match finally has a new date and place: June 6 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

“It’s finally official,” Paul tweeted. “Fighting Floyd Mayweather at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday, June 6. LET’S GO GOOOOOOOA FUCK.”

This is not your normal boxing match, of course. Here’s the rundown of who’s who, what to expect, and how to watch.

Who is Logan Paul?

The 26-year-old Ohio native and his brother, Jake, first became famous for their Vine and YouTube videos. Paul later moved to Los Angeles and dabbled in all manner of forms of entertainment, from acting to running a clothing line. It is not without controversy: in 2018, it was heavily criticized by filming a corpse in a Japanese forest known as a place for suicide, and YouTube has pulled ads your channel for questionable content in the past. But his fans don’t seem to care: his YouTube channel has more than 22 million subscribers.

As for sports, Paul was a high school athlete, participated in wrestling and soccer. But his boxing record isn’t exactly long. In 2018, he fought British YouTuber KSI (real name: Olajide William Olatunji) for a majority draw in what was considered an amateur match. In 2019, the two held a rematch that was deemed a professional fight, which ended in a split decision victory for KSI. So, with zero wins under his belt, he decided … to take on a famous undefeated boxer. Like you do.

Who is Floyd Mayweather Jr.?

Floyd Mayweather Jr. he is a little older than Paul, at 44 years old. And he has much, much more experience in the ring. He won 15 major world titles in five weight classes, with a 50-0 record in the sport, a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics, and three US Golden Gloves championships, among other titles. (Note that he won that Olympic medal when Logan Paul was just one year old.)

So why is the Former undefeated champion taking on a YouTuber who never won a fight? It’s not about boxing, the fight won’t count anywhere, it’s an exhibition. Think of those two irresistible elements: money and fame.

“It is likely that just the promise of another lucrative payday can convince ‘Money’ Mayweather to put the gloves back on, and Paul provides an opponent with great recognition despite a dearth of boxing experience,” he said . Washington Post reported. The newspaper noted that for Paul, it’s not about who wins, but about the exposure, which makes him even more famous and opens up more opportunities and future paydays.

The match

Few details are known about the details of boxing on the right, such as the rules, the size of the gloves, how many rounds will be played, or even the undercard. We will update this story as more details become known.

If you’ve heard of another Paul involved in a boxing match that has made headlines lately, that’s Logan’s brother, Jake. He now has a 3-0 record in the sport after defeat former MMA fighter Ben Askren in less than a round.

How to watch

The fight is scheduled for June 6 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Mayweather’s own promotion company, the premium cable channel Showtime, and the Fanmio website for the fan experience are all involved.

Those who want to watch the fight will need to get pay-per-view access. A. ticket to watch the fight It comes with a t-shirt and costs $ 49.99 (£ 36, AU $ 64). But some who have already bought access to the fight may have gotten a lower price: it was rescheduled from February, and it was originally priced at $ 24.99. (£ 18 GBP, AU $ 33).

The Fanmio site says that 20 US residents who sign up for Fanmio will also receive a video to meet and greet the fighters, and the raffle rules They say those winners don’t have to buy the fight to enter the draw.

If you buy the fight, the Fanmio website says you can watch it on a variety of devices, including iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Google TV, Android TV, and Fire TV.

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