Some exhibition boxing matches feature big enough names that the fight is coined a “special exhibition.”
Five-time world champion Floyd Mayweather is certainly on the short list. He will take on YouTube star Logan Paul at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on June 6 in a fight that was originally scheduled for February.
Showtime and Fanmio will air the pay-per-view event, according to an announcement made Tuesday night.
“Logan Paul and I are going to fight at Hard Rock Stadium,” Mayweather said in an Instagram post. “Mayweather Promotions, Fanmio and Showtime will team up to give you an epic event.”
The official rules of the fight, including the number of rounds and glove size, have not been released yet. Mayweather has been in retirement since defeating UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017.
Logan Paul has only fought once, losing to fellow YouTube star KSI in November 2019.
Mayweather is an understandably massive favorite. Offshore sportsbook BetOnline re-opened the odds with Mayweather listed at -2000. Bettors can grab Paul at 9/1, but it is going to take nothing short of a miracle for him to pull off the upset against the junior lightweight, lightweight, junior welterweight, welterweight and junior middleweight title winner.
Surprisingly, this is not the shortest Mayweather’s odds have been in the ring. He was a -3000 favorite against Andre Berto and has been the favorite in his last 18 fights.
If the fight goes on as planned, it could end up being one of the most bet-on fights of all-time. There is already a plethora of prop betting options at BetOnline, including ones regarding the pre-fight press conference.
Paul is -150 to say “50 and 1” during the presser, alluding to what Mayweather’s record would be if he lost. There are 2/1 odds available on cash to be visible during the press conference—“Money” Mayweather threw cash on the stage during one of his pressers prior to the McGregor fight in 2017.
Some in-fight props include Mayweather (+550) or Paul (-200) to be knocked down. The fight is -175 to go the distance, with the stipulation that the fight must be scheduled for at least eight rounds.
McGregor is +350 to be in attendance for the exhibition and Paul is listed at -500 to be the first fighter to bleed during the bout.