BOXING

Who is fighting in the Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul undercard?

6 June is the date when boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr faces off against YouTube personality Logan Paul in an exhibition fight in Miami (Florida).

Who is fighting in the Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul undercard?

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr takes on YouTuber Logan Paul in an exhibition bout at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday 6 June.

The fight was originally scheduled for February, but was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mayweather undefeated, inexperienced Logan Paul yet to win

Mayweather, 44, retired from professional boxing in 2017 with a 50-0 record, having won world titles in no fewer than five weight classes during an illustrious, two-decade career.

Paul's boxing record is rather less impressive: the 26-year-old met fellow social-media star KSI in two exhibition fights in 2018 and 2019, drawing the first and losing the second.

Mayweather vs Logan Paul: full fight card, according to Showtime

  • Chad Johnson v Brian Maxwell
  • Badou Jack vs Jean Pascal
  • Jarrett Hurd vs Luis Arias
  • Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul

Jarrett Hurd claimed ahead of the June 6 bout that the last thing he wants is a close fight with the Wisconsin born 30-year-old Arias.

The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship’s official Twitter feed has also announced that former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson is to make his boxing debut as part of the Mayweather vs Paul undercard, taking on BKFC fighter Brian Maxwell.

Badou Jack vs Jean Pascal will see two former foes go head-to-head once more after their 2019 bout that saw Pascal secure the WBC (silver) and WBA light heavyweight belts.