Undefeated five division champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather and social media sensation Logan "The Maverick" Paul announced on Sunday that they will face each other in a special exhibition match that is expected to shatter pay-per-view records on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.
The fight was put together by Fanmio, an online platform that connects fans with celebrities by creating one-of-a-kind online fan experiences. Fanmio is entering into high profile boxing events with its new division, Fanmio Boxing. Mayweather vs. Paul will be the first fight promoted, produced and distributed exclusively on Fanmio Boxing.
"This is going to be a great night for the fans worldwide as we are bringing something special to them through sports and entertainment," said Mayweather. "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."
Tickets for the pay-per-view are available now at a discounted early rate of $24.99. A limited supply of tickets can be purchased online at www.fanmio.com/MayweatherVsPaul The price will continue to increase after the buys reach 1 million purchases. The venue for this exhibition fight is still to be named.
"I am always searching for the ultimate challenge and it is a dream to go toe-to-toe with the greatest boxer alive," said Paul. "I am ALL IN, and on February 20th, the world could witness the greatest upset in the history of sports."
Mayweather has a perfect 50-0 record with 27 knockouts. He completed his illustrious career with 12 world titles in five weight divisions that includes wins over world champions including Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya and Canelo Alvarez. Smashing pay-per-view records along the way, the global superstar also defeated UFC superstar Conor McGregor in a boxing event watched the world over. During his career he was named the world's highest paid athlete multiple times and single-handily drove the sport of boxing for over two decades.
Paul has explored and conquered multiple social media platforms and has become a social media megastar. Using his online popularity, Logan sold out the Staples Center in Los Angeles in his first professional bout, losing a split decision to Youtube rival KSI in six action-packed rounds.
"We have been working hard to make this fight happen for a very long time and we are thrilled to finally announce this special exhibition between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul," said Solomon Engel, CEO and Founder of Fanmio.
"This fight will be an incredibly exciting match between two of the biggest stars in sports and entertainment and we know this will be an outstanding debut for Fanmio Boxing."