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A disgrace to the sport: Boxing fandom rages over Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul exhibition fight

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Retired boxing superstar and fifteen times world champion Floyd Mayweather has finally announced his return to boxing next year to take on YouTuber Logan Paul in an exhibition fight. However, boxing fandom is not happy about it.

Having a spectacular 50-0, 27 KOs record in his career, Floyd Mayweather was last seen in action in an exhibition fight against Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018, although his last professional fight dates back to 2017 to the iconic Conor McGregor clash.

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Back in November, it was developed that Mayweather will be returning to the ring on 28th February 2021 for an exhibition fight in Tokyo. However, “Money” boxing comeback has now been slated for a week earlier as he announced his Logan Paul fight on 20th February next year, a fight which was originally speculated to take place in late 2020.

Mayweather himself announced the PPV card on his official Instagram

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Unfortunately, the fans are not very keen about the fight.

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Twitter fumes as Floyd Mayweather announces Logan Paul fight in February

Logan Paul, the brother of Jake Paul who recently knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson, made his pro boxing debut last year against fellow YouTuber KSI on 9th November at the STAPLES Center in LA, where he was defeated via SD.

While Mayweather already announced earlier that his boxing comeback will feature only exhibition fights, the announcement against Logan has angered boxing fans and pundits all around, who took to Twitter to lash out at the matchup.

Gervonta Davis challenges Jake Paul to a fight

Following the announcement of the Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul card, WBA (Super) super featherweight and WBA (Regular) lightweight champion Gervonta Davis threw a challenge at Logan’s brother Jake Paul for a fight on the same PPV card on Instagram.

“@jakepaul let’s get it!” Davis wrote on his Instagram story.

A disgrace to the sport: Boxing fandom rages over Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul exhibition fight - THE SPORTS ROOM
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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.


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