The exhibition boxing match between retired world champion Floyd Mayweather and YouTube star Logan Paul that was originally scheduled for Feb. 20 has been postponed.
Fanmio founder and CEO Solomon Engel confirmed the news to ESPN on Monday. Fanmio, an online platform that connects fans and celebrities through fan experiences, was supposed to host the event.
"After an absolutely tremendous response to the fight announcement, we're hoping to announce a new date very soon along with some new exciting details,” Engel said.
Initial details regarding the rules of the bout were scarce. The pay-per-view would supposedly increase in price as it got closer to the event. The first million sold would be $24.99 before going up to $39.99. Increases to $59.99 on Dec. 29 and to $69.99 on Feb. 11 were to follow.
Mayweather hasn’t competed in an official bout since he dispatched Conor McGregor via technical knockout in the 10th round of their clash in August 2017. That victory 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 Mike Tyson-Roy Jones pay-per-view in November and is slated to meet Ben Askren in a pro boxing match on April 17.
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