The version comes after a close friend of the former boxer anticipates that there are talks with Logan Paul, who in 2018 lost to KSI
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The last time Floyd Mayweather put on boxing gloves was on December 31, 2018, when he beat Japanese kickboxing champion Tenshin Nasukawa in a match lasting less than three minutes held at the Saitama Super Arena. Since then, there has been speculation about a new presentation and although there have been rumors of several professional opponents, he always made it clear that his career has already ended, so he will only appear for exhibition fights, like the one held that time in Tokyo .
That is why it has now been established that the American would have agreed to face Logan Paul, one of the most controversial and popular youtubers in the world, who has already tried his luck in the ring some time ago.
“Well, here we have breaking news, Floyd Mayweather signed a contract to face Logan Paul in an exhibition match at a venue before 2020 ends, reports a source,” said American sportscaster Pat McAfee.
Promotional poster of the fight between KSI and Logan Paul
Despite no official confirmation, another strong voice joined the rumor and gave some detail: “They are in talks, but it is not yet confirmed,” said in statements published by Sky Sports Viddal Riley, a British boxer who is part of the team of Mayweather boxing, who also recalled that Logan already had a fight in 2018, when he lost to fellow youtuber KSI by split decision of the judges.
“Floyd is fighting the underdog of the situation,” Riley analyzed, adding, “I like Logan, but he lost, he had a draw and then he lost. But it is still generating this attention. ” All this suggests that Money , 43, is really close to getting back into a ring to fight, although of course, his rival seems to have no chance, despite being 25 years old.
Mayweather last fought officially in October 2015, when he defeated Conor McGregor by technical knockout.
Logan definitely rose to fame in early 2018 when he posted a video with friends in the suicide jungle in Japan, a place where many people decide to take their own lives. Far from showing respect, he and his companions scoffed at the situation and laughed, even seeing what appeared to be a body hanging from one of the trees.
The attitude of the youtuber, who then had more than 15 million subscribers on his channel, unleashed an avalanche of criticism on social networks, where several users described him as “disrespectful” and “disgusting”. Such controversy caused YouTube to temporarily suspend the advertising of his channel, despite the fact that he had already published an apology video.
For his part, Mayweather retired from boxing in September 2015, but returned in 2017 to face UFC fighter Conor McGregor in what became known as the billion dollar match. After winning by technical knockout, the American ended his career with an impressive record of 50 wins, 27 by knockout, in as many presentations. In addition, during his last years as a professional he led the Forbes magazine ranking as the athlete with the highest income in the world.