Floyd Mayweather’s next challenger isn’t a legendary boxer… it’s Logan Paul

The pair took jabs at each other over social media throughout November

logan paul in boxing attire

It has been announced that YouTube star Logan Paul is set to go toe-to-toe with undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. Paul – who touts a legion of over 22 million YouTube subscribers – will face off against Mayweather – who touts multiple world championships across five weight classes – in an exhibition match on February 20, 2021.

The announcement follows a brief Twitter jab from Mayweather towards the growing trend of YouTube boxing fights back in November: “These YouTube girls better find some Barbie dolls to play with cause I’m not the one for the kid games. 3 years ago a fighter from the UFC said my name and I had to put a muzzle on that bitch,” the tweet reads. “@loganpaul can get the same treatment before I go conquer Japan again.”

Paul was quick to respond, simply retorting “50-1”. He would later taunt Mayweather on Instagram, offering his opponent-to-be a ‘cheat sheet’ on how to spell his name properly on the fight contract. Paul’s previous matchup – a six-round slugfest against fellow YouTuber KSI – ended in defeat. Mayweather’s professional record sits at a glistening 50-0 – with 27 career knockouts to his name – while Paul is currently 0-1.

The reaction to the news has been mixed, with many quick off the mark to meme the upcoming fight (mostly at Paul’s expense).

Meanwhile, UFC president Dana White – who had previously sanctioned Floyd’s last professional bout against UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017 – considers the fight a reflection of the current state of boxing.

Mayweather’s bout against McGregor saw both men take home an astronomical sum of money, with Mayweather’s cut valued at $275 million. Although we’re not expecting the purse to be quite as big this time round, fan experience platform Fanmio – which is airing the fight – expects a solid turnout. Early bird tickets are currently on sale for $24.99, rising to $39.99 after one million sales. The price is set to rise again on December 29 ($59.99), and one final time on February 11 ($69.99). Stonks.