Mike Tyson has said that Floyd Mayweather will “kill” YouTube star Logan Paul ahead of their exhibition boxing match on Monday (AEST).
Mayweather, 44, is returning to ring in his highest profile fight since his bout against UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017, but Tyson warns that “Money” won’t be going easy.
“Floyd is going to kill this guy, man,” Tyson told Reuters.
“Floyd stays in the gym, he’s never out of shape.
“He’s going to have so much fun winning this money.”
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The bout between Mayweather and Paul is under exhibition rules, meaning there will technically be no official winner or even any judges scoring the contest.
However, knockouts in the bout will be legal.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of Mayweather vs Paul.
When is the fight and how can I watch?
The fight is scheduled to take place on Monday June 7 (AEST)
The card is available on Foxtel’s Main Event for $49.95. You can purchase the fight here.
The broadcast begins at 10am and Mayweather and Paul, the main event, are scheduled to step into the ring at 12pm.
TAB have placed Mayweather at $1.16 to knockout Paul, with the YouTube star paying $5 if he can knockout the 44-year-old.
TAB announced that all bets will be refunded if there’s no winner via KO.
Rules for the fight
They were initially set to fight in 12-ounce (340g) gloves but according to combat sports reporter Marc Raimondi, they will now do battle in 10-ounce (283g) gloves instead — making a knockout more likely, because the gloves will be less padded.
There will be no headgear and no judges’ scorecards to decide the contest if it goes the distance with a contest of eight rounds of three minutes.
A knockout either way will go a long way to making people happy.
Logan, who will weigh around 86kg with Mayweather likely to tip the scales at around 72kg, added.
Venue for the showdown
The fight will take place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
It is the same city Paul has based his camp in, training with the 5th. Street Gym.
Logan Paul cannot wait to take on Floyd Mayweather — but he’s running scared of Tyson Fury.
The YouTube star takes on the legendary American in Miami on Monday (AEST) and even though Mayweather boasts an incredible 50-0 record, Paul reckons he’s got a fighting chance.
Full undercard for Mayweather-Paul
Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul – exhibition (8 rounds)
Badou Jack vs Dervin Colina – light heavyweight (10 rounds)
Jarrett Hurd vs Luis Arias – junior middleweight (10 rounds)
Chad Johnson vs Brian Maxwell – contracted exhibition (4 rounds)
How much money will Mayweather and Paul make?
The pair will take to the ring at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, with Mayweather set to pocket $AUD131 million and Paul raking in up to $18 million.
Originally published as Tyson scared Floyd will ‘kill’ YouTuber