The 50-0 boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is set to meet the 0-1 YouTuber Logan Paul in an unusual bout this Sunday in Miami. Despite being formally an exhibition, online bookmakers are taking bets on the fight. Who will win? This article contains our betting preview for Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul, alongside expert predictions, the best odds currently available to back, betting offers and free bets.
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When is & How to watch Mayweather vs Logan Paul
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, United States, which is around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
The Showtime PPV show is expected to begin at 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST, which is around 1:00 AM BST in the UK. The Sky Box Office HD broadcast of the card is expected to start at 11:55 PM (BTS).
Subscribers can stream the fight on Sky Sports' official website.
Mayweather vs Paul: The Rules
The fight between Mayweather and Paul, scheduled for this Sunday on Showtime pay-per-view, is an exhibition boxing match where rules allow for a maximum of eight rounds. This means it will not go on either man’s professional record as an official victory and will be fought under special rules. Rounds are three minutes as usual.
The ruleset for Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul has now been slightly altered.
There are no judges for if the exhibition goes the distance and, in this case, there will be no official winner read out. This was the same for the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr exhibition last November.
Knockouts are allowed, but this will be the only way to secure a ‘win’ of any kind. Both fighters agreed to use lighter, 10 oz gloves in Sunday's showdown in Miami, and this will make a KO more likely to occur.
Furthermore, Floyd cannot weigh more than 160 pounds, which will be no problem, and Paul no more than 190.
Here's a recap of the official rules:
- No judges scoring contest
- No official winner
- Fight won’t go on official records
- Knockouts are allowed
- Referee will stop the bout if needed
- 10-ounce gloves
- No headgear
- Eight, three-minute rounds
Mayweather vs Logan Paul Betting Preview
Floyd Mayeweather is one of the greatest boxers of all time. He retired with a 50-0 record and even won an exhibition bout against Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018 - winning via first-round TKO. 27 of those 50 wins came by the way of knock out. In his last professional bout, Mayweather defeated UFC star Conor McGregor on 26th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. His most famous victory was against Manny Pacquiao on 2nd May 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Welterweight.
Logan Paul will be contesting only his second professional fight after losing his first against fellow YouTuber KSI by split decision. He 26 years old and is 6'2", while Mayweather is 44 and 5'8". Paul, who boasts over 19million followers on YouTube, has vowed to 'decapitate' his 44-year-old opponent and shock the world. For this fight, Paul moved his training camp to Puerto Rico and sparred with many pro-boxers including Jean Pascal, who will face Badou Jack on the Showtime PPV undercard.
Mayweather vs Logan Paul: Who is Favourite To Win?
Mayweather is a huge favourite to win this bout. The best price is 1/6 offered by Paddy Power.
Logan Paul is backable at 23/4 with Unibet. Hence, he is a massive underdog but that hasn’t stopped more bettors from wagering on Paul to somehow pull off the massive upset in the Showtime PPV event. The opening odds on the underdog were around 15/1 and are shortening day by day!
Being an exhibition with no judges ringside, the bout can't finish in a draw but only with a KO.
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Our Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul Predictions
Despite being known as a YouTuber it's Logan Paul who has been the most popular with bettors since this market first opened.
But it's hard to look at the resumes of th two contenders and not think the fight is a mismatch. Regardless of age and size, Mayweather is undoubtedly one of the all-time greats of the sport and will be far quicker. Plus, he has so much more experience of knowing how to control fights.
As mentioned above, a KO is the only way to secure any real form of ‘win’ in the contest and Floyd Mayweather Jr. guaranteed that his boxing match against Logan Paul will end before the final bell rings.
As a result, we expect a first round of show (there's been too much hype surrounding this event for either of them to end it quickly). But things will getting serious in the 2nd round. Probably the bell will save Logan Paul in the second round, but we predict Mayweather to stop the Youtuber in the third.
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Mayweather vs Paul Frequently Asked Questions
When is the fight?
The much-anticipated boxing clash between Floyd Mayweather and YouTube star Logan Paul is due to take place in the early hours of Monday 7 June, 2021. UK fans can watch the fight live in the early hours of Monday morning (around 4am).
Where is Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul taking place?
The fight will take place at the Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida. USA
Can I bet on Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather?
Yes! Despite being an exhibition bout, most sportsbooks will provide various markets to bet on Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather. Some of the best boxing bookmakers will offer odds for simply who will win the fight or more advanced prop betting options such as how the fight will end.
Will Logan Paul get knocked down?
Mayweather has won 27 of his 50 pro fight by the way of KO, including 2017’s 10th-round finish of McGregor. He also recorded an exhibition Round 1 TKO over Nasukawa in 2018 — two men who weren’t pure boxers but made a living getting punched in the face.
Will Mayweather bleed?
Mayweather has been the greatest defensive boxer in the history of this sport. He’s rarely been touched in his 50 professional bouts.Even at the age of 44, he will be too much experienced, quick and elusive to take punches from a novices as Logan Paul. Hence, we don't expect Floyd Mayweather to bleed.
How to watch Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul in the UK
Sky Sports Box Office have exclusive live broadcasting rights in the UK and the PPV can be purchased for a price of £16.95.
Sky Sports subscribers can live stream the fight by downloading the Sky Sports app, or via the Sky Sports website with a PPV access code.