Fight between Mayweather and Logan Paul would be on June 5

Pelea entre Mayweather y Logan Paul sería el 5 de junio

Floyd mayweather and the YouTuber, Logan Paul, They would face each other in an exhibition fight next Saturday, June 5 at the venue to be defined, according to a report from Mike coppinger from The Athletic.

Initially, both were going to hold the contest on February 20, but decided to postpone the confrontation due to the coronavirus pandemic and that the expectation was not being generated.

According to the reports, Floyd mayweather may not weigh more than 160 pounds, while Logan Paul must not exceed 190 pounds.

The venues that are in mind, according to a publication of the same Mayweather on Instagram, They are Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas or Atlanta.

In his only professional fight, Paul lost by unanimous decision against Olajide William Olatunji in November 2019, in the Staples Center from Los Angeles California.

For his part, the last time he fought Floyd It was in an exhibition match in December 2018, when he traveled to Japan to face the kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, whom he humiliated in the first round. While his last professional confrontation was in August 2017 against Conor mcgregor, whom he knocked out in 10 rounds.

That same date the combat is planned, too Teofimo Lopez will defend the lightweight belts of the WBO, WBA Y FIB against George Kambosos on a billboard Triller, which will also have the return of Evander Holyfield in view of Kevin McBride.

Jake paul, brother of Logan, comes from defeating the former mixed martial arts fighter last Saturday, April 17, Ben askren, and, based on their numbers, more than 1.5 million payouts per event were sold.

Controversy over the rights of the fight

Al haymon, President of PBC, would have rights to this fight, according to the report of Mike Coppinger. However, Leonard ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, I affirm that Floyd he is the owner of the rights for all his events.

Haymon I would be using this fight as a bargaining force to get a bigger deal with CBS / Showtime, according to Coppinger.

“Sources: Al haymon acquired the rights to Mayweather-Paul and you are using it to your advantage to try and get a bigger deal from CBS / Showtime with the agreement of Fox about to expire this year, “he wrote Coppinger.

“The CEO of Mayweather Promotions, Leonard ellerbe, questions the report that Haymon try to take advantage of the event for a greater deal with Showtime / CBS“He added Mike. “You are correct when you say that Floyd he has the rights to his fights. But Haymon he is very involved in this “.

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