A Mayweather post on Instagram indicates that the idea is back in full swing — and after the PPV success of both Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition and Jake Paul vs Ben Askren, that’s not a surprise, there is just a lot of money in this stuff right now.
Mayweather named Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, and Atlanta as being “at the top of the list” for destination.
Now a couple of things, because I know a lot of people are still getting confused about these things:
- Logan Paul is not the one who just fought Ben Askren. That is, again, Jake Paul. Jake Paul is Logan Paul’s brother. I have learned the difference against my will, so I might as well keep trying to help others who do not really care to do the same, which I totally understand.
- Mayweather-Logan Paul will be an exhibition unless Mayweather is gaining 40 pounds or Logan is losing the same. Jake Paul vs Ben Askren was not an exhibition; it was a fully-sanctioned, full contact fight that goes down on official records. Mayweather vs Logan Paul, like last November’s Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr showcase, will be an exhibition — nothing goes on anyone’s official record.
The 44-year-old Mayweather (50-0, 27 KO) is now in the Hall of Fame, is the biggest pay-per-view star ever, and hasn’t had an official fight since his 2017 win over Conor McGregor, which was an absolute blockbuster money-maker. He did do a notable exhibition in Japan at the end of 2018, and has been open to doing more stuff like that, though he remains retired from active, real competition.
The 26-year-old Logan Paul is officially 0-1 in pro boxing, losing to fellow YouTube celebrity KSI via controversial scores in late 2019. Frankly speaking, he’s been lapped in the “YouTube boxing” game by his younger brother, who has fought three times since Logan last entered a ring. He also, if you just look at the footage we have available of both, just isn’t as good at it as his brother. I’ve put it like this before, will again: Jake Paul right away looked like someone you wouldn’t really notice if he were portraying a boxer in a gym in the background of a scene on “Law & Order.” You might notice the rest of the YouTube guys we’ve seen being really bad.
Anyway, this will probably happen, I’d figure once full crowds are seen to be safe enough and it’s not a risk that an event will have to be canceled. Then they’ll do whatever it is they’re going to do, and they’ll all make a shitload of money.