Sport Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul's people are reportedly talking behind-the-scenes about a lucrative boxing exhibition fight
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- Floyd Mayweather has been approached regarding a boxing exhibition involving YouTuber Logan Paul.
- Mayweather has not fought professionally since retiring with a 50-0 record after decimating Conor McGregor.
- Paul, meanwhile, is a YouTube content creator who has got in the ring twice to fight against fellow YouTuber KSI, once as an amateur, and once as a professional.
Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul's people are reportedly talking behind-the-scenes about a lucrative boxing exhibition bout.
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Mayweather has not competed professionally since retiring after his 10th round stoppage win over Conor McGregor in 2017, but did take part in an exhibition bout against a young kickboxer called Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan.
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Most recently, a non-professional fight involving the YouTube content creator has been rumored.that setting up the fight has been discussed, as Paul's representatives approached Mayweather's about a bout.
Those close to Mayweather are more likely to reject the offer than accept it, according to the celebrity and entertainment news site.
TMZ Sports said Paul clearly wants the fight to happen, but is unable to publicly comment. "You know I can't say s--- right now," he said.
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Paul, 25, has limited boxing experience, having just one pro bout on his record — a 2019 loss to fellow YouTuber KSI. The pair also fought in an amateur bout in 2018, which ended in a draw.
Exhibition bouts are all the rage right now
Though Mayweather's people are apparently preparing to refuse the exhibition offer, these types of events are proving popular in boxing.
Mike Tyson, 54, and Roy Jones Jr., 51, are scheduled to contest an eight-round exhibition in Carson, California, on November 28 in what is being billed as the first of many League of Legends showcases.
Paul's younger brother Jake Paul is even taking part on the Tyson and Jones Jr. card as he is expected to fight the former basketball player Nate Robinson.
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Tyson Fury: Floyd Mayweather should fight me after Logan Paul fight .
Tyson Fury has suggested that Floyd Mayweather should fight him for a WBC Celebrity Boxing Belt, while defending his decision to pursue exhibition fights.Mayweather is rumored to be in talks with YouTube celebrity Logan Paul regarding a potential exhibition fight.