Today, in words I thought I’d never write,. Given the obvious skill discrepancy, and the fact Logan Paul is massive compared to the diminutive Mayweather, it’s hard to predict what will happen.
Which is why the whole thing is so compelling and weird and… sort of unmissable.
You can find all the details on, but here’s a quick rundown.
There are plenty of ways to watch, but perhaps the easiest is to buy on Fanmio. Anyone in any region can buy the PPV on the site and stream from there.
The fight card is only 4 fights deep.
- Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul
- Badou Jack vs. Darvin Colina
- Jarrett Hurd vs. Luis Arias
- Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell
The card starts at 8 pm EDT (5 pm PDT) on Sunday, June 6, but the main event will not start before 10 pm EDT (7 pm PDT).
The Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight is already trending on Twitter.
Logan Paul has been dropping some tweets about the event. To be honest, I get the feeling this is one massive publicity stunt for the dude, and you can’t really blame him. The fact he’s made this fight a reality is… wild.
Jake Paul, who is, had this to say…
Now feels as good a time as any to put a prediction into the ether…
Logan Paul doesn’t have a chance is my take. Size matters in boxing, but not in the same as it does in grappling or MMA. Whereas there have been very few multi-division champions in the UFC, it’s far more common for boxing champions to move up in weight and defeat larger men.
I just don’t think Logan Paul will be able to lay a glove on Floyd. Simple as that. He’s arguably the best defensive boxer in history. The only wild card here is he’s fighting someone dramatically less skilled than he’s used to. Does that change the types of punches Paul will throw? Does that mess with timing? Maybe. But I see Logan Paul getting excited, trying to hit Mayweather with huge shots that miss, and then very quickly getting tired. We’ll probably see a TKO is the 5th or 6th round.
This is absolutely a different vibe to the last Jake Paul fight, produced by Triller Fight Club. There’s no Snoop Dog, no Oscar De La Hoya ranting like wild person. This feels like a more sober, traditional boxing event. They even have Mauro Ranallo! Love this guy. He’s commented everything from boxing to wrestling to MMA.
This is just a better production all up. Or maybe I’m just way too old to understand the appeal of Triller.
It’s interesting to see Ranallo absolutely setting up expectations for this one. He’s talking about Logan Paul being a promoter and an entertainer. He knows what most reasonable people know: this fight is a very strange freak show event and Paul has little to no chance here.
Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell
This is the other “celebrity” boxing match on the card.
Chad Johnson is a former NFL star and Brian Maxwell is an ex-MMA fighter. Despite being a massive MMA fan I’ve never heard of Maxwell, most likely because he had a 2-3 record and never came close to touching a major promotion.
This feels like a bit of a set-up fight for Johnson, but who can tell. These crazy fights could go either way.
Some wild exchanges in there. Chad Johnson had the best of it with some accurate, hard shots, but looked a little tired in spots?
Forgot to mention that MMA legend Jorge Masvidal is in Johnson’s corner! Awesome.
Johnson is accurate with these shots man. Laser jabs, some great straight shots. Another round for Johnson for me.
Maxwell comes out strong in this round, initiating wild exchanges and loopy shots. Johnson absolutely looks like he’s starting to tire here. This could get messy.
Whoa. Maxwell laid Johnson out with an absolute ripper of a right hook. He gets back up and survives the remainder of the round. Lucky this is a 4 round fight or it could have gotten tough for Johnson there.
All up a truly interesting fight. Johnson started out slick with the jabs, but tired fairly quickly. Since it’s an exhibition there’ll be no winner announced. Truth is the fight was close.
Great one to start.
Jarrett Hurd vs. Luis Arias
This is the first of two legitimate boxing matches on this card. Keen to see how this one goes.
Great start for Arias here, landing multiple heavy shots, particularly in the opening two minutes. Hurd did better when he took the initiative and moved forward, and landed some clean tight uppercuts at close range. Fun first round.
Our score: 10-9
Weird start with rain getting on the canvas and Arias slipping? Wild. This could be a problem moving forward for all the fights. And then they had issues restarting the clock?
Fantastic round here, with both fighters throwing heavy leather. Arias was landing huge shots that Hurd seemed to just walk through. Every time Hurd landed, however, he appeared to do damage.
That said, Arias landed a huge shot in the final 30 seconds that appeared to stagger Hurd. Incredible 3 minutes of fighting.
Our score: 10-9
Hurd is just taking heaps of punishment here with Arias getting in tight and just throwing nothing but power shots. Hurd appears to be wearing it well, however, and when they finally break, he appears to land a few from the outside.
Our score: 10-9
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