In the carnival-like world of combat sports, exhibition boxing matches are all the rage right now.
That trend will continue early next year, as retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and YouTube sensation Logan Paul will square off in an exhibition bout on Feb. 20. The event will be available on pay-per-view via Fanmio. The first million pay-per-view buys will cost $24.99, according to the event page. After $1 million sold it goes up to $39.99 and then to $59.99 on Dec. 29 and $69.99 on Feb. 11.
The announcement comes on the heels of the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones exhibition, which reportedly drew more than $1 million buys for the 12-round bout on Nov. 28. According to The Athletic, Mayweather vs. Paul “has been in the works for a while.” Otherwise, details regarding the bout are scarce at this point in time.
It will be Mayweather’s second appearance since he dispatched Conor McGregor via technical knockout in the 10th round of their clash in August 2017. That matchup was an official bout, however, and ran Mayweather’s career record to 50-0. More recently, “Money” defeated kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa in a three-round exhibition bout at Rizin 14 in December 2018.
Paul, meanwhile, has two bouts against fellow YouTuber “KSI” to his credit, though only one of those was an official bout. His brother, Jake Paul, recently scored a viral knockout of former NBA player Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Tyson-Jones pay-per-view.
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