'Disgrace to boxing': Uproar over Floyd Mayweather comeback fight

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Floyd Mayweather, pictured here after beating Robert Guerrero in 2013.
Floyd Mayweather celebrates a victory over Robert Guerrero in 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Boxing fans have panned Floyd Mayweather after the retired star announced he will fight YouTube personality Logan Paul in an exhibition bout.

Undefeated boxing legend Mayweather announced on Monday that he will be taking on Paul in an exhibition boxing match in February.

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According to a link shared by Mayweather on Twitter, he will square off with the YouTuber on February 20 in a Pay-Per-View bout on Fanmio Boxing.

Details about the bout are still scarce.

Mayweather shared the link to Twitter, and Paul only added that “it’s official” in his Instagram post with the graphic.

It remains unclear where the fight will take place, or if anyone else is on the card.

“Super Exhibition Feb. 20, 2021!!!! Early Bird Special On Sale NOW!!!!” Mayweather wrote on Instagram.

“More Details Soon. Link in BIO..”

Logan Paul, pictured here in action against KSI in November 2019.
Logan Paul in action against KSI in November 2019. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Boxing world erupts over Mayweather-Paul ‘disgrace’

Mayweather retired after beating Conor McGregor via TKO in 2017 to complete his perfect 50-0 record.

He did return in 2018 for a New Year’s Eve exhibition against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, where he made nearly $10 million.

Paul has one professional fight under his belt, though he fell to fellow YouTuber KSI via a split decision in a six-round fight last November at the Staples Centre.

Paul’s brother Jake is fresh off a wild knockout over former NBA dunk champion Nate Robinson last month.

Though this bout is extremely lopsided, even with Paul holding a nearly 20-year age advantage, it is sure to bring both sides a massive payday.

Fans were quick to pan the announcement on social media, with many labelling it a “disgrace”.

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