Despite it being not an official bout, there is a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air. It might be termed an exhibition match but a bout between undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr and Youtube star Logan Paul will be one that will attract a lot of eyeballs. Notably, it was almost a year back that Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) had agreed to have an exhibition match against Paul and now the same is going to take place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, on June 6th, 2021.
Although a section of the combat sports fans are criticising this bout for reducing it to just entertainment, it simply cannot be ignored and is even likely to be one of the most talked-about sporting events from the first half of 2021.
Ahead of the boxing match, Florida State Boxing Commission has announced the rules for the boxing match between Mayweather and Paul.
Check out the rules here
1. No judges for this exhibition match.
2. No official winner at the end of the match.
3. Legalised knockouts. The final decision will be up to the referee.
4. Eight three-minute rounds for the exhibition bout.
5. No headgear for participating boxers.
6. Boxing gloves to weigh 12 oz for this match.
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The bout is set to commence at 5:30 am (IST) on June 6. When quizzed about the match, Mayweather admitted that he had no particular strategy for the match.
“[I have] no strategy. I’ve just got to show up,” Mayweather told Barstool Sports.
“If I want it to go one round, it’ll go one round. If I want it to go two, [it’ll go] two. It’s all up to me,” he added.