The fight between boxing Hall of Famer Floyd Mayweather and YouTube star Logan Paul is “tentatively planned” for early June, The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger reports. According to Coppinger’s sources, the exhibition will be broadcast on Showtime as a pay-per-view event on June 5.
The boxing match was initially set to be hosted on Feb. 20 as a pay-per-view event through the online platform Fanmio, but was ultimately postponed. The site of the June 5 exhibition has yet to be determined, but Mayweather gave fans an idea in an Instagram post on Tuesday (April 20).
“These are the five cities at the top of the list for the Mayweather vs. Logan Paul fight,” he wrote.
Mayweather listed Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas and Atlanta as the contenders and asked fans, “Where do you guys think the fight should be?”
The Athletic further reports that Mayweather will need to weigh in at no more than 160 pounds and Paul cannot weigh more than 190.
Paul’s brother, fellow Internet personality Jake Paul, made headlines late last year after defeating Nate Robinson in a match. Mayweather offered his support to the former NBA star shortly before announcing his own exhibition against Jake’s brother.
“Nate, I’m proud of you and I will always stand behind all my brothers. I will never kick my brother when he’s down,” he wrote in a post. “It’s ok for people to voice their opinions on social media, but no black athletes or black entertainers, especially black NBA players should make a mockery out of you. We are supposed to all stand with each other through the good, bad and ugly. I’m here to uplift you and let you know we all love you and congratulate you for just making an effort.”
See Mayweather’s Instagram post about possible hosting locations for his showdown against Paul below.