On June 6 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Logan Paul will fight in a special exhibition bout.
The showcase will pit one of our generation’s best boxers against a YouTube phenomenon with a professional 0-1 record.
The bout will take place under a specific set of rules devised by the Florida Boxing Commission due to the huge differences in talent, experience, and body type between the two.
The contest will not be counted as an official fight, similar to the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. exhibition battle that took place in November.
Regardless of the results, Mayweather’s perfect 50-0 record will stand, while Paul’s 0-1 professional record will remain.
Mayweather will be fighting in his second exhibition bout, the first of which took place on December 31, 2018.
Tenshin Nasukawa, an undefeated kickboxer, was halted in the first round of a scheduled three-round battle by Mayweather.
Paul, meantime, returns to the ring after losing a split decision to KSI in his sole professional fight in November of 2019.
The rules are as follows:
The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul has been decided.
- There will be no judges.
- Knockouts legal has no recognized winner.
- Knockouts are at the discretion of the referee.
- There is no headgear.
- Gloves, 10 oz.
- Eight rounds of three minutes each
Let’s take a look at these guidelines one by one.
- What is the total number of rounds in the Mayweather-Paul fight?
There will be eight 3-minute rounds in Mayweather vs. Paul. Although Mayweather competed for the majority of his professional boxing career in 12-round battles, Paul’s only professional battle — against KSI — was a six-round match.
Is there going to be a winner?
Not always, to be sure. There will be no judges and no official winner, according to the Florida commission. The word “official” is important here because an exhibition fight will not count towards a fighter’s official win-loss record. If the battle reaches the distance, there will be no winner named, similar to the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones demonstration. However, there is a way for a warrior to “win.”
Is it allowed to use knockouts?
- Yes, indeed.
Yes, the referee has the authority to call a knockout. This effectively means that if an opponent is unable to continue owing to accumulated damage or being knocked down, the battle will be stopped at the referee’s discretion. This guideline was implemented to protect the fighters from suffering undue harm. This will not count because it is not a sanctioned boxing contest.
What will Mayweather and Paul wear in the ring?
- Gloves weighing 12 ounces
- There is no headgear.
Both competitors will compete with 12-ounce gloves, which are the norm for amateur boxing bouts between the middleweight and heavyweight divisions.
Throughout his career, Mayweather has often worn 8-ounce gloves.