The initial fight was to take place on February 20 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, wherein the social media star brought up the impact of the pandemic affecting attendance as the reason for the delay, in a video on Youtube.
The fight was reconfirmed on Tuesday night at which both Mayweather Promotions and Showtime Boxing took to social media to confirm that the match will air on Showtime pay-per-view.
The greatest boxer of his generation was last seen in a boxing ring in December 2018, where he annihilated the Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in the first round. The former professional boxer retired in 2017 at 40 years old with an undefeated record of 50-0.
Paul on the other hand last threw on the gloves professionally in November 2019 when he lost a split decision to fellow social media star KSI. His younger brother Jake Paul has been proving his place in the boxing world and is already 3-0 in major events against rivals unfamiliar in the ring.
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) April 28, 2021
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