Indeed, you have read the title correctly. Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul were planning to fight each on February 20, but it was later backdated due to a lack of revenue and the expectation that there would be an audience of 80.000 people.
This date is subject to change, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The venue for Mayweather vs. Paul is yet to be determined, as it will be announced closer to fight time. This is going to be a great time for sports betting, and the sportsbooks, to bet online on this great event. Let’s break it down:
Comparing these two standing side by side, you will notice Paul having a six-inch height and four inches of reach on Mayweather. However, Mayweather has undoubtedly many advantages such as speed, cardio, and a refined boxing technique in general.
Mayweather is also undefeated in 50 professional boxing fights. Even with his retirement, the odds are against Paul to land Mayweather his first loss.
Depending on what the rules are, it could affect the outcome of the match. Just like the Tyson and Jones fight, there could be disclaimers for how the two are supposed to fight each other.
Floyd Mayweather is on another level athletically and professionally versus Logan Paul. Not only undefeated and only a few years removed from being as active as he was, but the man is a legend that can still fight.
Mayweather is also a former five-division world champion. Even with the age difference, he still has more than the tiniest amount of energy needed to handle this 25-year-old YouTuber.
Odds For This Event
As you would expect for a fight of this scenario between one of the best boxers of all time and a YouTube star, Mayweather has already opened in the market as a huge favorite.
Although the odds are not available just yet on BetUS sportsbook, online betting has averaged to show Mayweather at -5,000 and Paul at +1,500. Sports betting, in general, has not had odds like these in some time.
Potential Winning Pick
Mayweather has taken care of some prominent names in boxing, such as Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya, and Canelo Alvarez. What does Logan Paul have to offer?
Some negativity was on Mayweather for taking fights against McGregor and even an undersized kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa. How does this stack up to the rest?
To give some credit to fighters like McGregor, Mayweather had an opponent that was a credible champion within their respective combat sports. Logan Paul is a human being that has never won anything as a boxer.
Taking a look at some prop bets could be beneficial here. Again, once BetUS has the odds updated, you can bet online.
Overall, Paul does not have a legitimate chance whatsoever to win. If this is an honest boxing match with no rule changes or anything else altered, Mayweather can knock him out at any time he chooses.
Indeed, Mayweather will fight just like he always has strategically. But fans want to see a knockout, not a sparring match. They also want Mayweather to do it quickly and not play around.
Take Mayweather via knockout.