Logan Paul will fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on June 6, 2021 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., now retired, is undefeated with 54% of his matches knocking out his opponents (50 wins (27 knockouts) – 0 losses – 0 Draws. Mayweather has been ranked by dozens of sports publications as “the greatest boxer of all time”.
Logan’s brother, Jake Paul (also a YouTuber), surprised everyone when he knocked out professional MMA fighter, Ben Askren, within 2 minutes. Logan himself only has one professional match professional match on his record against another youtuber, KSI, which he lost in 2019.
As it’s an exhibition match it won’t count towards Mayweather’s near perfect boxing record nor will it count towards Paul’s smaller record.
Unsurprisingly, Parimatch has predicted it to be an almost guaranteed win for Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather win: 1/16
Logan Paul win: 13/2
A small “brawl” broke out during a press conference promoting the match last week. Logan’s brother, Jake Paul, grabbed Mayweather’s cap, to which Mayweather replied with a threat.
Logan Paul has reportedly hired additional security guards as a response to the fight.
Floyd Mayweather 10/1 to be Jake Paul’s next opponent
Floyd Mayweather is set to fight Logan Paul in early June. That fight isn’t expected to be much of a contest. Mayweather is given a 99.9% chance to win the fight, oddsmakers are so confident that a draw has better odds than Logan Paul does of winning. So, oddsmakers are already looking towards a potential next fight for Mayweather.
The undefeated former world Champion is 10/1 to be the next opponent of Logan Paul’s brother Jake. The biggest issue with a potential fight is the size difference. Mayweather has never fought higher than light middleweight and Jake Paul has only ever fought as a Cruiserweight. That means any fight would likely have to be an exhibition. Considering Paul is looking for official fights, that makes a Mayweather matchup a little less likely.
As such, oddsmakers have four more likely fights. Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is 5/1, Bellator fighter Dillon Danis is 4/1, Rising boxing star Tommy Fury is 5/2, and 38 year old British Businessman and part time boxer Joe Fournier is 2/1.
Quote from OddsChecker spokesman Kyle Newman, “Jake Paul doesn’t want a real fight. He wants to fight someone he knows that he can beat. Older fighters who have poor striking skills or part time fighters are who he looks to. Joe Fournier fits both those categories making him the most likely. Floyd Mayweather on the other hand is a fight he knows he probably can’t win despite the size difference. As such, a fight just isn’t likely to happen. Maybe that changes after Mayweather fights his brother Logan, but it’s doubtful.”
ODDS ON JAKE PAUL’S NEXT OPPONENT