Floyd Mayweather has announced that he will return to the ring on February 20 in an exhibition fight against American YouTube star Logan Paul.
The fight has been heavily rumored in recent months, and the 50-0 boxer took to social media to announce the “Super Exhibition” that will take place as a pay-per-view event on Fanmio.
Mayweather, 43, was last in action on December 31, 2018, in an exhibition bout against undefeated Japanese kickboxer, Tenshin Nasukawa.
His opponent, ‘The Maverick’, is an internet sensation who has garnered over 22 million YouTube subscribers, 18.6 million Instagram followers and 5.8 million Twitter followers.
Paul’s only boxing experience has come in two fights against YouTuber KSI, the first a draw in the world’s most popular white collar fight, and the second a loss in a tightly contested professional bout in November 2019.
The 25 year old’s professional six-round bout against UK YouTuber and rapper KSI took place at the Staples Center in LA, and is reported to have sold over 1,200,000 pay-per-views across Sky Sports Box Office and DAZN.
Mayweather was first tempted out of retirement in August 2017 by MMA fighter Connor McGregor, a fight that the Five-Weight World Champion won by TKO.
Logan’s brother, Jake Paul, has also ventured into the world of professional boxing fighting on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jnr in November.
Jake, unlike his brother, has a 2-0 professional record after he defeated UK YouTuber AnEsonGib in January 2020.
Fanmio, the website that will broadcast the bout in February , announced that the fight is $24.99 for early buyers, but will increase to $39.99 after one million PPVs, then increase again on December 29 to $59.99 and then one last increase to $69.99 on February 11.
As of yet, there has been no details about the place of the event, structure of the fight or whether fans will be able to attend the historic bout.