Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul new date reported as weight limits are revealed for postponed exhibition fight
Floyd Mayweather’s postponed exhibition fight against Logan Paul reportedly now has a new date and US TV broadcaster.
It’s claimed that the bizarre crossover bout is being planned for June 5 and will be carried by Showtime PPV in America.
This is according to The Athletic, who claim that separate weight limits for the contest have also been agreed – owing to the size difference between the two men.
It’s understood Mayweather will not be able to come in at more than 160lbs for the contest.
While Paul’s weight limit will be 190lbs.
Floyd has also hinted at possible venues for the contest, though this has not been decided on yet.
Mayweather put up a list of potential host cities on Instagram.
His post said: “These are the five cities at the top of the list for the Mayweather vs Logan Paul fight.
“Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, Atlanta.”
He captioned this with a question for the fans: “Where do you guys think the fight should be?”
The 50-0 boxing legend initially announced his exhibition contest with the 0-1 YouTuber late last year, with it set to take place on February 20 as an online pay-per-view.
However, it was postponed and there has been little news – until now – regarding what was going on with the event.
Last month, Mayweather explained why he is taking the fight.
Floyd told the Disruptive Entrepreneur podcast: “I can fight a fighter right now and I can guarantee myself $35million.
“I can eventually probably make $50million, for just a regular fight.
“Or me and Logan Paul can go out, entertain, have fun and make nine figures $100million or more.
“Everybody thinks that ‘retired’ means at home with your feet up and picking up weight.
“I prefer to go out, still entertain and have fun.
“Just because I still go out, entertain and have fun doesn’t mean that I still wanna fight for 12 rounds.
“I think we’ve got a six-round exhibition. I think it’s gonna be very entertaining for the people, I think people are gonna love it.
“$35million for 12 rounds or $100million for six rounds – big difference.”