Mayweather Jr. does not see a return to professional boxing 0:50
(CNN Spanish) – Retired former world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced Sunday that he will return to the ring to face YouTuber Logan Paul in a “super show.”
The match is scheduled for February 20, 2021, Mayweather posted on his Instagram account.
The fight will be available through pay-per-view services, according to the event’s official site. The first million subscriptions for the fight will cost $ 24.99, increasing to $ 39.99 once that mark is reached. On December 29, the price will increase to $ 59.99, and then to $ 69.99 from February 11.
The fight was announced a week after Paul’s brother Jake Paul knocked out former NBA player Nate Robinson.
Logan Paul has fought twice against rapper Olajide “KSI” Olatunji. The first match ended in a draw and the second was KSI’s victory over Paul.
For his part, Mayweather, who retired undefeated with a 50-0 record, is considered one of the best fighters in history.
He retired in 2017, after beating Conor McGregor, in a fight that brought in earnings of more than $ 550 million, according to Forbes estimates.
Mayweather earned a reported $ 275 million for his role as a fighter as well as a promoter.
Floyd Mayweather’s 3 most lucrative fights 0:48
In October of this year, Mayweather spoke with Raúl Sáenz, and told him: “For now, I only do exhibitions.”
“I am completely sure that I will not fight any boxer again.”
Mayweather announced in 2019 that he was “coming out of retirement in 2020.”