'Never shied away': Floyd Mayweather responds to boxing return

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Floyd Mayweather (pictured left) at a press conference and Logan Paul (pictured right) posing for a photo.
Floyd Mayweather (pictured left) is set to fight Logan Paul (pictured right) in an exhibition fight in 2021. (Getty Images)

Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather said he has ‘never shied away’ from doing things differently after the announcement of his exhibition fight against Logan Paul.

Mayweather, 50-0 in his professional career, will come out of retirement to fight the YouTube - turned boxing - star Paul.

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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.

But the fight has been panned on social media considering the stature of the two in the sport.

Mayweather is one of the greatest of all time, while 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.

Logan Paul aims for upset

But Mayweather said he has never been shy to push the boundaries.

“This is going to be a great night for the fans worldwide as we are bringing something special to them through sports and entertainment,” Mayweather said in the Fanmio press release.

Jake Paul (pictured left) celebrates with his brother, Logan (pictured right), after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida.
Jake Paul (pictured left) celebrates with his brother, Logan (pictured right), after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

“I have never shied away from doing things differently throughout my career and fighting Logan Paul in this special exhibition is just another opportunity for me to do it again.”

Paul said he was looking to shock the world.

“I am always searching for the ultimate challenge and it is a dream to go toe-to-toe with the greatest boxer alive,” he added.

“I am ALL IN, and on February 20th, the world could witness the greatest upset in the history of sports.”

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