It appears the highly anticipated exhibition bout between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul has a new date.
According to a report from The Athletic, Mayweather and Paul have tentatively agreed to meet on June 5 with the exhibition bout expected to air on Showtime pay-per-view.
Originally reported to take place back in February, the exhibition bout was pushed back but now Mayweather is once again hyping the fight with a message on Instagram about possible landing spots for the event. Mayweather listed Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas and Atlanta as potential hosts for the fight against Paul but it remains to be seen if fans could be in attendance.
On Thursday, TMZ reported that Mayweather’s team is pushing for June 6 in Miami. If the fight happens there, Mayweather and Paul could likely benefit from ticket sales with Florida opening up events to full capacity starting with UFC 261 in Jacksonville this weekend.
Assuming the exhibition bout is finalized, Mayweather will reportedly have to weigh no more than 160 pounds while Paul cannot weigh over 190 pounds. Despite the size advantage, Paul will be a monumental underdog to do much of anything against Mayweather even for an exhibition bout where no winner or loser will actually be declared.
Still, Paul commands a massive audience thanks to the following he built on YouTube as well as various social media platforms, not to mention Mayweather’s own credentials as arguably the biggest draw in the history of combat sports.
An interesting side note to the timing if this potential exhibition bout is that Mayweather vs. Paul would be going head-to-head with the upcoming fight between Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr. on Triller Fight Club pay-per-view.
The social media platform—that counts rapper Snoop Dogg as one of the co-owners—just produced a huge event this past weekend where Logan’s brother Jake demolished retired UFC fighter Ben Askren with pay-per-view sales reportedly crossing one million buys.
The next event featuring Lopez vs. Kambosos in the main event will also see the return of boxing legend Evander Holyfield to the ring as he squares off against Kevin McBride in an exhibition bout.
With both events expected to happen on pay-per-view, it would be a true showdown of star power and marketability if Mayweather vs. Paul faces off with Lopez vs. Kambosos on the same night.