Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul: ceremonial weigh-in as it happened
Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul: weigh-in
That concludes our live coverage from Miami. As the MC here at the Hard Rock stated...just one sleep until the Sunday night fight.
Both men now head off with their respective entourages... Logan Paul full of nervous energy, the veteran Mayweather calm and collected and extremely confident.
Floyd: "Height don't win fights.... I'm not worried about what people say... I've been at the top level for 25 years"
Logan Paul claims that Floyd has everything to lose ...."I'm going to get this done, Floyd is not ready"
The stage is packed with crew and media... Logan Paul strutting nervously as both fighters face off. Floyd chewing gum in a relaxed manner.
now stare time !
The Las Vegas Floyd Mayweather is up next and 'Money' weighs in at 155 lbs.
Logan Paul strips and takes to the scale ... The Maverick weighing in at 189.5 lbs.
Floyd cruises in with a big grin ... Black t-shirt and baseball cap for Money.
Logan Paul takes to the stage... "The Maverick" ... black and yellow attire for the You Tube star accompanied by the music of Guns n Roses...
Both fighters clear the stage and now it's the main event....Mayweather-Paul
Both fighters now go face to face in a classic stare-a-thon....
...Johnson set to make his boxing debut and the former NFL star weighs-in at 179.5 lbs.
Maxwell weighing in at 183.5 lbs.
The fighters on the undercard make it to the stage ...Brian Maxwell vs Chad Johnson (Johnson the former NFL star)
finally....weigh-in time !
The big question tonight seems to be the appearance or not of Jake Paul .... many anticipating a stunt from Logan's brother
We're moving closer towards the weigh-in...anticipation growing in the main room and many wondering what level of trash-talking and hard staring awaits between Mayweather and Paul.
Bit of activity in the function room at the Hard Rock hotel in Hollywood Florida.... Weigh in looming ?
Plenty of chat all round... still no sign of Mayweather or Paul so far at the hotel. McKee also points to Logan Paul's reach and height.
UFC Fighter AJ McKee now offering some insight on the world of boxing and talking about his future fights.
The panel of experts feel that Sunday's fight may even go to seven rounds !
I think that's the end of the musical output tonight ... back to the panel of experts who are previewing the fight.
Another track from the Miami native, final track of the night with "Nann Nigga"
Trick Daddy's heyday in the rap game was back in the late 90s and early 2000's and the old Trick Daddy waistline has seen better days... Daddy complaining that he has not been given any liquor before hitting the stage... Let's Go next track ... possibly his biggest hit !
Daddy complaining about his mic volume and claims that he's money is on Mayweather....
Music again and it's the Gangsta Rap of Trick Daddy and his track: "I'm so hood"
The bout tomorrow is an eight round contest with three minutes. There will be no judges and no final result with a knockout permitted.
Boxing experts analyze the bout and the word 'money' being used on a number of occasions. Mayweather has made no secret of his desire in the past to bring in the greenbacks with 'Money' the fighters nickname.
Maybe it's due to the time of day, but despite the energy from the stage from the musical guests, disappointing feedback from the crowd inside the Hard Rock hotel... Money Mu winds it down with just the two tracks.
Best performance of the night to date from the Georgia native ....plenty of energy and working well with his co-mc. Next track from the 35-year-old is the hit 'Hittn'
It's the turn for Money Mu to drop some tracks ...first track tonight is new single 'Problem'
Once again the in-house experts focusing back on Logan Paul's height and reach as the You Tube star's main advantage for the bout... back to the music ...
Counting down towards the weigh-in.... plenty of preamble ahead of the two fighters taking to the scales.
Second tune now from the Kentucky rapper
Musical guest again and this time it's Rubi Rose on stage... The 23-year-old is augmented by two dancers....
The MC now dishing out free merchandise ahead of the next musical guest.
Friye is a Canadian rap artist and his 2017 single "Money Team" became the soundtrack to the Mayweather vs. McGregor press conferences..right on cue the rapper drops the Money Team track ...
We're now live at the Hard Rock Hotel in Miami where musical guest Friyie is onstage and entertaining the crowd.
Some in the boxing world point to Paul's height and reach plus age factor as elements that stand well for the You Tube star with the veteran experts quite clear that there can only be one winner in the Miami contest and Mayweather to add to his undefeated status.
What are the odds for Sunday's bout?
Back in May, Bovada, an online gambling site, had Mayweather as -3500 favorite over Paul, who opened as a +1200 underdog. Those odds have since adjusted as the fight has drawn closer.
Oddshark currently has Mayweather at -800 favorite and Paul at +500 underdog.
Covid restrictions in place on Sunday night
There will be minimum congregation in concourse areas at the Hard Rock Stadium, increased sanitization of all surfaces, including escalator handrails, tables, etc, extra hand sanitizing stations on the concourse and capacity restrictions in specific areas such as the team store.
All stadium employees must wear masks and have their temperature checked regularly.
Tailgating will not be allowed anywhere near the venue, and social distancing, when possible, will be enforced at all times.
Less than 30 minutes to go now before we head to the Hard Rock hotel for what will be undoubtedly a glitzy event in Miami.
Full card for Hard Rock Stadium in Florida
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul, contracted exhibition
Badou Jack vs. Dervin Colina , light heavyweight
Jarrett Hurd vs. Luis Arias, middleweight
Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell, contracted exhibition
Here's the latest video from Sunny (Malouf) for the new single: 'All I Want is You'. Sunny will be appearing live at the Mayweather-Paul weigh-in.
Tyson offers his view on Mayweather-Paul bout
Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight champion of the world offered his thoughts ahead of Sunday's bout.
"Floyd is going to kill this guy, man," Tyson said with a laugh.
"Floyd stays in the gym, he's never out of shape. He's going to have so much fun winning this money."
Not exactly sure of how long tonight's event will take, obviously the weigh-in will be just one of the events mixed up with dj's and live musical guests at the Hard Rock hotel in Miami.
Former champion Floyd Mayweather is coming out of retirement for a second time to face boxing newcomer Logan Paul in an exhibition fight on 6 June.
Undefeated Mayweather goes into the fight with an impeccable 50-0 record, while YouTube star Paul has one fight and one defeat to his name as a pro boxer.
The hotly anticipated exhibition fight was originally scheduled for February. However, on 22 January, news of the bout’s cancellation was accidentally broken by Paul's coach, Kevin Moore, in an Instagram post. After the post was promptly deleted, rumours began circulating that the fight had been postponed due low PPV numbers.
However, Paul later debunked those rumors on his podcast, Impaulsive, where he explained that the real reason for the bout’s postponement was due to “covid and business complications”, adding that “there are a lot of hoops to jump through” when scheduling a fight with boxer of Mayweather’s status.
There will also be a series of live performances tonight at the weigh-in event from urban acts such as Rubi Rose, Trick Daddy and Money Mu.
The event will also see the weigh-in for the Chad Johnson-Brian Maxwell fight which is part of Sunday's card and will have the usual Showtime razzle-dazzle with live Dj's at the event creating a unique atmosphere at the Hard Rock hotel in Hollywood Florida.
The official weigh-in for the Mayweather-Paul bout will take place at the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood (Florida) starting at 17:00 ET/23:00 CEST.
Hello and a very warm welcome to our live coverage ahead of the ceremonial weigh-in for Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul in Florida ahead of Sunday's eagerly awaited fight.