Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks during a news conference in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
- Opening odds for Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul have been dropped to the public
- What are the machinations behind this Mayweather versus Paul spectacle?
- Check out the fight odds, analysis, and the story of how we got here, below
Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul is now slated to go down in the first quarter of 2021. Mayweather versus Paul is set to broadcast on FanMio pay per view.
A location and a defined weight division have not been specified for this curious contest.
2020 has been quite strange and, 2021 is setting its own weird tone right out of the gate this February via this “special exhibition”.
Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul Odds
Odds as of Dec. 6
Odds popped up when this fight was churning through the rumor mill and, now a new line has materialized with the prizefight becoming official.
Logan Paul’s Path to Mayweather
Paul has had a pair of bouts as a boxer with both the lone amateur and lone pro outings being against fellow Youtuber KSI.
Despite his glaring inexperience as a prizefighter, Logan Paul has generated pay per view figures of over a million buys for his KSI rematch.
When discussing Mayweather, you’re talking about a guy who has been in the top four grossing boxing pay per views of all time. This one is almost guaranteed to draw in a notable amount of intrigue.
🥊 ANNOUNCED: Floyd Mayweather (50-0) will fight YouTuber Logan Paul (0-1) in an exhibition on Feb 20th. pic.twitter.com/DOc5KyFJKM
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 6, 2020
Paul does have a quite larger frame than Mayweather. The Youtube star is 6’2″ while Mayweather stands at 5’8″.
Logan Paul’s last weigh-in weight was 199.4 and, Mayweather weighed in at 149.5 for his McGregor fight. I think stylistically though, the size of Paul does little to get in the way of impeding Mayweather’s usual in-ring methodology.
I think Mayweather will be able to stay elusive and pick apart his opponent at a distance when necessary. Overall though, this upcoming outing for Money Mayweather has a commensurate level of athletic merit to when he bested Big Show at Wrestlemania.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) December 6, 2020
Floyd Mayweather’s Taking on…a YouTuber?
Floyd Mayweather is on the diametrically opposed end of the experience spectrum from Logan Paul. He boasts a 50-0 record as a professional pugilist.
Mayweather is a former five-division world champion and, even as a man in his mid-forties, still has more than enough in the tank for the brash 25-year-old YouTuber.
Money Mayweather has bested some huge names in the sport like Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya, and Canelo Alvarez to name but a few.
Mayweather’s detractors came down on him for taking fights against the aforementioned McGregor who was making his boxing debut and grossly undersized kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in recent years.
At least those guys are seasoned, credible champions within their respective combat sports efforts. Logan Paul is someone who has never tasted victory as a boxer. Yet he’s taking on someone who many think is the greatest purveyor of pugilism this generation has seen.
Paul vs Mayweather Betting
Ultimately, I would hold off on betting Floyd Mayweather right now. The fight odds obviously have him as an enormous favorite. But I think specific prop bets could prove worthwhile as we get closer to this bout.
Logan Paul getting knocked down in the bout (-180) has good value. Also, the fight not going the distance (+140) presents strong value, in my estimation.
I think the odds will continue to trend upward for Mayweather as we get closer to this Paul exhibition. I cannot imagine what Logan Paul will be able to do in order to inspire some level of public fanfare around the idea he can actually pose a threat here.
A part-time writer and full-time broadcaster, Dylan has hosted MMA talk shows Lights Out and Pure Fight Radio with featured guests like Jens Pulver, Roy Nelson, Miesha Tate, and covered some of the biggest MMA promotions like Rumble in the Cage, Unified MMA, and King of the Cage.