Floyd Mayweather returns to the ring to take on social media’s Logan Paul in an eight-round exhibition fight at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
The Florida State Boxing Commission has confirmed the rules for the bout and they are worth considering when placing a bet on the contest.
The fight will have eight three-minute rounds, with no headgear and 12 ounce gloves. There will be no judges ringside, but knockouts are legal and they will be counted at the discretion of the referee.
Money Has Eyes on the Prize
Mayweather is one of the all-time boxing greats. Money was unbeaten in a 50-fight professional career and that includes wins over the likes of Ricky Hatton, Canelo Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao, Marcos Maidana and Oscar De La Hoya.
Those are top-level opponents and Pretty Boy was able to use his supreme boxing skills and movement to find a way past them all.
Mayweather’s legacy in the sport is already secured and there’s only one reason that Money is fighting Paul and that’s cash.
Conor McGregor tempted Mayweather back into the ring two years after his retirement from boxing and the MMA star was dismantled before the fight was eventually stopped in the tenth round.
McGregor didn’t have any major size or reach advantage in that fight, but he was a talented MMA performer and he barely laid a glove on Mayweather in the ten rounds that the fight lasted.
Experience Key for the King
Paul does boast a significant size advantage, which he has made much noise about, the Youtuber is the bigger, younger and taller man. However, he couldn’t box eggs.
The Ohio man makes his living from self-promotion and he is talented in that field. Paul has been fiercely confident in his chances in the build-up for this fight and that’s what you would expect when the motivation is to rack-up the pay-per-view numbers.
The social media man is pinning his hopes on the fact that he has spent the best part of the last 12 months training for the fight. The harsh truth is he could have been in the gym from the day dot and he probably still wouldn’t have been able to get anywhere near Mayweather.
As with anything of this nature it can pay to expect the unexpected and it’s certainly possible that there may be some strange happenings in Florida. However, treating this as an exhibition boxing match there is only going to be one winner and that’s Mayweather.
Yes, Paul is the bigger man and the younger fighter, but age and size won’t bridge the gap to Mayweather’s top-class boxing ability and the Ohio man could prove an easy target to hit.
*All odds correct at time of writing