Mayweather v Logan Paul ‘postponed to later date’ than planned February 20 meet

Floyd Mayweather's upcoming bout with Logan Paul has reportedly been postponed.

The unbeaten former world champion, 43, was set to come out of retirement for the exhibition bout, which was due to take place on February 20.

But according to MMA Island, coach Kelvin Moore claims the fight has now been pushed back.

Fanmio are promoting the fight but are yet to confirm whether it has been rescheduled.

Mayweather is no stranger to money-making exhibitions, having last fought against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018 in an event which earned him an estimated $9million.

That came a year after the £300m windfall he received following his 50th and final pro appearance in the ring in the super-fight with UFC star Conor McGregor.

YouTube sensation Paul meanwhile has only boxed once as a professional against rival KSI in a bout which attracted a pay-per-view audience of over 1.3million.

Paul, 25, lost the 2018 fight by split decision but seems to think he can take down one of the greatest fighters in the history of boxing in Mayweather.

There is a clear size difference between the pair, with Paul standing at 6ft2ins and weighing around 200pounds, whereas Mayweather is 5ft8ins and last tipped the scales at 149pounds.

Even so, UFC president Dana White only sees the fight going one way.

"This is gonna be such a one-sided ridiculous a**-whoopin', it's not even gonna be funny," White told TMZ.

"It's gonna be bad," White explained … "I'm open for – and I don't dislike any one of these kids – but if Floyd Mayweather really shows up and goes in and fights this kid, it's gonna be an a**-whoopin' like nobody has ever seen before."

The somewhat farcical match-up has been criticised in some quarters as another contest driven solely by financial profits.

But boxing promoter Dmitriy Salita – who used to train with Mayweather – sees no harm in bouts of this nature.

"Floyd is one of the greatest fighters of all time and this is a victory tour. Floyd deserves to do whatever he wants to do," Salita said.

"This is entertainment, this is fun, I don’t think anyone is going to get hurt.

"It’s an exciting way for sports fans and YouTube fans to get a taste of boxing and pull in more people to the sport.

"There’s a significant weight difference, so it’s not a boxing match, it’s an exciting event."

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