Wednesday, 28 April 2021 12:40

Staff Reporter.


Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has confirmed he’s coming out of retirement to face YouTube star Logan Paul in an exhibition bout in June.

The fight, originally mooted for February before it was postponed, will be held at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on June 6 (Monday, June 7 AEST).

Mayweather, 44, ended his career unbeaten in 50 bouts and last fought in 2017, defeating MMA star Conor McGregor in one of the richest bouts in history.

Paul, 26, lost his only previous professional fight in 2019.

That defeat for the American came against Briton and fellow YouTuber KSI in Los Angeles.

Mayweather took to social media to announce the new date of the fight, calling it an "epic event".

The fight is likely to draw huge pay-per-view numbers and is the latest chance for Mayweather to take on an opponent beyond the traditional boxing world.

In December 2018, he needed just 140 seconds to beat Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition boxing bout worth a reported $9m (£6.7m).